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Scratch Build - In Progress ⭐ carbon fiber , aluminum and purple

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by usagi, 19 Jun 2016.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Coming along nicely. :thumb:
    I'm interested to see if you can buff the face smooth again. I've always wanted to do carbon.
     
  2. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Remember Osidias? that was how I found BT IIRC. It never was finished either.
     
  3. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    super projet Jean, ça m'a l'air compliqué la fibre de carbone, mais le résultat est super... alors bon courage pour la suite...
     
  4. usagi

    usagi What's a Dremel?

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    hello
    merci kim , cela fait plaisir


    support dvd , ssd support and pci plate The ssd are deburred , sanded , cleaned and ready for a clear gloss finish !


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    dvd support
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    in situation
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    The clear gloss finish will fill the lack of resin
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    in test ...
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    good job ...
    but a little bit difficult to make the dvd "slot" ...
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    as i wanted ...
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    the same , The clear gloss finish will fill the lack of resin....
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    support for 2 ssd x2
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    with an old ssd intel 32go in slc ,my first ssd , paid 450 € few years ago...
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    finally i decide to "remove" the bad finish" ...
    after few hours of sanding

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    too much "racing" for me ...
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    And the joint
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    and my "new" carbon for the final layer ...
    It is more beautiful than the old , with a design in "Diagonal"
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    a bit longer , but i I prepare myself for better days
    bye
     
  5. usagi

    usagi What's a Dremel?

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    hello and good Sunday :)

    a little update

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    beautiful
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    I'm trying a " new " clear gloss resin ... and goods results .


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    only in 8 hours , but I prefer to leave 24 h ours .
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    I made a "stand" to work easily and manipulate the case .

    I can unroll easily the carbon ...

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    my "new " carbon for the final layer , beautiful

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    and ready to start the new "skin " ...




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    bye :blush:
     
  6. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    They look fantastic with gloss. Nice work man :)
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :thumb: lovely. I was under the impression you couldn't re-surface this stuff.
     
  8. usagi

    usagi What's a Dremel?

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    hello everybody :blush:



    hello and thank you Vault-Tec :D



    hello Cheapskate :blush:

    it's easy to remove with a rotary sander , the layer is really thin .



    I started the first clear gloss coat


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    I made some mistakes

    the carbon has moved , and some millimetres are missing :waah::waah:
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    but this carbon and clear gloss are beautiful !
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    some imperfections , I can correct with the second layer
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    good effect
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    few millimetres are missing
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    but the most beautiful is the "rear"
    the carbon has moved too much , and make me a " strange effect"


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    and some troubles.. it's look like some " Limestone deposit ", I don't know why :confused:
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    carbon waves :eek:
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    now , I need to make 2 psu covers : atx /sfx , a little block of Polyurethane


    a curved side , a 45° angle , and a plate side
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    a primer coat
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    and wait 24 hours ....
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    and next time .... :D
     
  9. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    Great job! Makes me want to take the sander to my case covers and clear coat them again. It is cool to see how you're using the foam to make your molds!
     
  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I like the "imperfections". It looks like an exotic wood or tiger's eye.
     
  11. usagi

    usagi What's a Dremel?

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    thank you Cleveland216 :blush:

    with a sander , I use a 120 grit , but be careful ! and finish resin 240 grit .



    Cheapskate , You made me smile and gave me "good vibrations" with your message ! I was really hesitate to " erase " again ,
    I was really "desperate" , thank you ! :eek:




    a "little update "


    I just sanded and prepared the case for a second "clear gloss coat "

    I also tinted ssd support , dvd support , and pci plate in "purple " , just to try :D

    and moulded the psu cover , i need to wait now 24 h



    I need your opinions

    I hesitate for the choices and directions of my " cpu air cooling " ....


    case sanded .... and Some tests for the final results .

    on the top , all covers will be in aluminium .

    no screw

    dvd driver on the left



    perhaps , I will "hide" the power button on "right door " for a " better " Minimalist visual .


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    "future" inside
    noctua will blow to front side , but it's closed .
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    2 options


    I drill the "front face" with 1.5 mm holes , like my old lian li pc v600 ( holes are in 3 mm) , choice N°1





    choice N°1
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    I keep the front side , I let "natural convection" and hot air is going by " doors holes in 2 mm " and a "small area" on the top case . "The hatched areas" are 2 mm in my draw , the "choice N°2"







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    for me , I prefer , choice N°1 , for better cooling , and loose the beautiful front side , it's also my future pc workstation in ryzen




    don't hesitate for your help and choice x 1 or 2

    apologizes for my bad English , really .

    bye and next time :eek:
     
  12. coffinator6

    coffinator6 What's a Dremel?

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    You can always sand the part and add a coat of resin. Or a layer of carbon and resin.



    Usagi, the case looks aweaome. Especially with the 45* bias unidirectional carbon. The imperfections make it look like marble, I dig it.
     
  13. davido_labido

    davido_labido Your Alphacool Contact.

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    Excellent progress on this build!

    We have added it to our March Modding Update Here!

    The winner of the Modding Update gets some nice Corsair fans :)
     
  14. usagi

    usagi What's a Dremel?

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    hello and thank you
    I'm really surprised but really honoured :blush:

    I hope to share a beautiful final project :eek:
     
  15. usagi

    usagi What's a Dremel?

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    hello everybody

    little update to celebrate my nomination to Case Modding Update this " March 2017 " :blush:

    coffinator6 , thank you :eek:




    but big work for me ...


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    the after 2 hours of use of a router ....
    really difficult to sand carbon fibre



    the result

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    different angles
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    with the dvd slot in support

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    add psu

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    only 7 pci slot

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    inside

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    next time , I need to finish the " psu cover " ...

    bye and next time :D
     
  16. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    Hope you're wearing a mask when cutting! This stuff is toxic, lol!
     

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