Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by _ferry_, 6 May 2004.
unless the paint is rubbery, it will probably crack when the wires even slightly move.
Thats what wire management is for
The wires, regardless of how they are managed, would need to be moved at some point in time though. If his CD drive dies and he has to replace it, he has to unplug the molex and IDE cable. Even if those were in loom or something, the loom is still flexible and would bend when unplugging the drives. If the paint is hard and not rubbery, it will probably crack and flake.
I'm not sure how that rust paint stuff is, but by the looks of it, I would think it's pretty stiff and would crack if the material it is painted on flexes. I guess we will find out when _ferry_ replies
The idea was giving the cables only a dirty look with some deep brouwn paint, like this:
but without the mesh.
Well, painting the mobo would be damn nice, but i don't want to kill it as you might understand.
Today i'm going to buy 3x 120mm fan, and about 4meters of tube for the watercooling (if i'm not going to the beach )
There is an article about spray painting motherbaords. The gold traces are not effected by a non conductive paint.
Same effect as a layer of dust on a motherboard and the board still works.
but i had to rust it with an oxidant, witch could also rust components and traces on the PCB
brown and a little bit of orange paint mix?
I could tell you how to make rust with out any oxidents. You start by lathering your mobo with glue then dump a bucket of sand on it.....
Dude that thing is freaking sick i love the way that it came out. Keep up the good work.
or sand down a piece of old metal collect the dust and dump it onto it
But painting the heatsinks won't be a problem, and will be nice too
I don't think that it is a nice idea to use this sort of paint over electronical parts ...
ha ha ha, come on Piloux, wheres your sense of adventure??
lol , may be you could try it
oh i will all in good time my freind, (just got job now need to make some $$$$) WE HAVE PROGRESS
That is very nice! I love that glowing liquid.
Do what plastic modelers do for rust .. like RR5 said , orange/brown paint.
I think the test used for the motherboard paint idea was to spray something and test the conductivity with an Ohm meter ... yep , some risk is involved but might be worthwhile depending on how visable the motherboard is.
How about clear FLAT paint ... very dull finish , for a protective coat
_ferry_ ... that is an AWESOME case , idea , execution , attention to details , Etc. Etc. ...!! ...... and .....! ..........! , also ...!!
OK, i've been thinking about painting (jeah, thats take a lot of time ) And i will try to piant the mobo a little bit, just to make it dirty and old looking with some brown and orange paint. Like the cables's. The heatsinks will have some rust on them.
I'm going on hollyday tomorrow, and the case is going with me, just for when i have some time left. Only a dial up connection so updating will continue after 1 week
I'm now thinking painting a motherboard might be a problem due to heat.
Imagine gooey paint on a motherboard?
Maybe I'm taking this a little too far, but better safe than sorry.
There are paints made for things that get hot. DupliColor makes a line of paints for your engine and brakes and whatnot that can take the heat unlike ordinary paint. Personally, I don't think it would be an issue unless you're painting the CPU itself
I don't know if DupliColor's heat resistant paints are conductive or not though :-/
I have seen a thread somewhere where this guy painted every component in his case; motherboard, graphics card, etc. Not sure where I saw it though.
That would be here http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=60585
BTW keep up the good work. Loving the case.
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