Discussion in 'Modding' started by Jokkocze, 5 Feb 2005.
Just curious if anyone frosted their ccfl's.. I think it would look good
How do you mean?
If you mean, using a generator, and sand. Then, it would just break the glass.
no, I meant more like sanding it.. hehe (not really frosted, but almoast)
not a bad idea, hope somebody has done it.
hmm.. well, then I'll do it now
Ok, it's done
Not as much light, but whole thing's glowing!
the upper one on the pics aint sanded
gosh.. no replies at all.. dang!
I don't see the diffrence....
Something like that would be hard to take a picture of, try to take a much closer picture, I can see what your talking about, how now instead of just raw light, its more of something that wouldn't burn your retena's looking at. Got to be some cool things that you can do with that, such as mounting it in places you would see the actual light, such as external applications.
hmm.. I'll put em' in a case with a broken mobo, if that's what u meant
ok, pics taken:
Comparatively, the light loss is minimal. Awesome... how much sanding did you do exactly? I wish to replicate your results.
I reallly like the way it looks, it would be perfect for theme based mods and external mods.
you could also use that glass frost stuff in a spray can, i did a flat piece of plexi and 2 of my window pain in the basement and it works wonders.one good thing about it unlike sanding that stuff can be removed with alchool so all you'd have to do is spray the acrylic tube of the ccfl
You can safely sandblast a CCFL. CCFLs for PCs are CCFTs encased in an acrylic tube to protect them. You can sandblast your hand without breaking skin (depending on the sand and PSI...don't try it, dumbass), you aren't going to break a CCFL.
Did'nt sand very much.. I'll put up a couple of pics of it later, when I get new batteries for the digicam
I like the effect it reminds me of doom for some reason
There's a difference between sanding the actual cathode and the tube it's in. The actual cathode would probably snap when you apply the pressure on it, unless you were really light touched, but you wouldnt get the results. Sanding a plastic casing wouldn't affect the cathode itself, just diffuse the light as it exited, so sandblasting it would be fine
I think it looks awesome. If you were worried about mucking up the unit itself, you could just buy an acrylic tube just large enough for the unit to fit inside, then you could experiment with different ideas and not ruin the tube itself. I'm thinking a double helix of opaque area on a clear tube... would look insane!
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