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Project AquaLight - updated [23-2-2007] FINISHED!!!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ssR, 16 Aug 2006.

  1. chase

    chase New Member

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    V-very nice ;)

    Petter
     
  2. Franklin

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    Keep those updates coming, very clean work :thumb:
     
  3. Leeum

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    Perfection :cooldude:
     
  4. D3DAiM

    D3DAiM Slightly Stupid.

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    Where'd you get the 3M polish and glaze? I've been looking all over for that stuff.
     
  5. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    thanks guys :D

    i hope to get some more parts painted today, we got a lan party coming up in 3 weeks so im gonna shift to a higher gear to get that project done (hopefully, theres still lots of work to be done on the interior)

    D3DAiM: we use that polish at work so i didnt have to go far to find it. try looking at car painting workshops and ACE/home depot shops. maybe ebay if you dont find it
     
  6. D3DAiM

    D3DAiM Slightly Stupid.

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    Yeah, I've been at Home Depot and ACE looking for it, they only stock crap. In fact, I couldn't find ANY glaze at teh stores. i suppose I will have to check ebay.
     
  7. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    time for another update :naughty:

    i polished the top panel today and assembled it completely, it will now be put aside till the final case reassembly

    also i couldnt resist and i put the panels together to see what it will look like. of course theres still lots of work to be done on both the exterior and the interior but u can get the idea from the pic.

    polished top
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    half assembled
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    and 2 pics of the paint guns i used for the paint jobs

    the small 1
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    and the big daddy
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    those specific models cost 200$~ and 500$~ accordingly

    tell me what you think :hip:
     
  8. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    I love airbrushes and air paint guns.
     
  9. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    Sweet!!! Hadn't seen SATA paintbrushes before ;)
     
  10. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    hey guys im back with more updates

    i worked on the internal drive area cover today. cut the plexi to the shape and made a sliding door for the drives area. theres still some work to be done on polishing the edges and making a stopper for the door

    the general looks
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    the slide door opened giving access to the drives area
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    closeup on the sliding rail (dont worry those ugly edges will be polished)
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    a look from the inside on the lower rail
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    a shot of the upper area
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    front blowhole meshed (the FAN on the pic is just for mockup ill be using a led fan for the real thing)
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    closeup on the way i bolted the fan to the bezel. i used 7mm spacers between the fan and the mesh (you will see why later)
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  11. eegg

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    nice its nice that you finished out the octogons and left them all whole
     
  12. chase

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    I'm loving your constant updating, and good work, keep it up!

    Petter
     
  13. NysoO

    NysoO Handcrafted

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    Your paintjob is just awesome! What needle do you use in your paintguns? and what percentage of attenuation do you have in your paint?
     
  14. Solaris

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    You sure know how to use them paint guns. Great work. :thumb:
     
  15. arkadur

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    great job
    can't wait for the "inside" part..
    keep up the good work!
     
  16. luis_pedro_Sato

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    Very nice job.
    looks great
     
  17. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Thanks for the comments everyone!

    NysoO, the needle that comes with the small paintcun is 0.5mm im not quite sure about the big one.
    at the airbrush we got 3 needles 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5mm

    im not quite sure what you mean by "attenuation"


    and now to the update. a relatively small one as i havent got too much done today but i should finish the cover on sunday

    assembled cover
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    some shots of the door area
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    the rear side of the door. i rounded it so it will move smoothly
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  18. NysoO

    NysoO Handcrafted

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    Ok, nice, I have a 0,3 in my gun I think.. will use it for painting later.
    Attenuation is the thing that you have in your 2-component paint. Not the hardener, and not the paint itself, but the last thing. Attenuation is the thing that you have to get a better consistance of the paint. Like, thinner.
     
  19. elliod

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    great work man and a really cool idea with the sliding door for the hdd's .
    keep up the good work.
     
  20. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    NysoO: you could just say thinner :)
    btw the paint is 1 component only and its attenuated (is that the word? :eyebrow: ) with thinner 1:1 means 50% paint and 50% thinner. the lacque is 2 component though

    elliod: thanks :)
     

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