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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 25 May 2003.

  1. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    3M helps, but it boils down to "elbow grease"
     
  2. Phat Ass

    Phat Ass What's a Dremel?

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    why do you need to pull the fan away from the heat core and space it back btw?
     
  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    At the hub of the fan is a dead spot; no air moves there. This would in effect leave a chunk of heatercore not cooled. Also obstructions (like a heater core) close to the fan causes turbulence and noise. A shroud is therefore essential. It reduces noise and lowers temps just that bit more.
     
  4. Phat Ass

    Phat Ass What's a Dremel?

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    ic, cheers for that, been wondering a while.
     
  5. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Its been awhile eh? Finally my spare time allowed for some advancements.

    Top before wetsanding w/ Rhynowet 1500 grit and power buffing out w/ 3M Perfect It III rubbing compound

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    Top after polishing with Collinates #845 Insulator wax (good ****)
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    Solved my dilemma for a chrome plated PWR switch bezel

    I dremeled out then filed my bezel plate from chrome stainless steel Spectre brand 4 barrel air cleaner

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    I then epoxied the plates onto the bezel overnight. These new adj C-clamps on opposing sides are great $2.50 each from Menards. I'd bet Home Depot sells them also

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    I dumped the stainless Bulgin switch for a chrome plated momentary push-button switch found at Auto parts store. It accented the chrome much better

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    Here I'm filling the small gap between the plates with PPG red spot putty. I'll later sand it and apply KRYLON chrome to just the putty so plates blend together.

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    I'm debating about finish off the PWR bezel by adding 2 more chrome plates on top
     
  6. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    OMFG!!! that's the most gorgeous case handle I've ver seen!!
     
  7. Da_BaCoN

    Da_BaCoN Minimodder

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    :eeek:


    that about explains it all :thumb:


    looking nnnnnice! keep up the work!
     
  8. [twig]clown

    [twig]clown What's a Dremel?

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    The handle.....the finish on the top......the look of the front bezel.......:jawdrop: :jawdrop:
    This is going to look completely stunning when done!
    :clap: :clap: :thumb: :thumb: :clap: :clap:

    -cLoWn
     
  9. benje

    benje What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice job mate.
    Really inventive design for the front bezel, I love it.
    You really take care in youre work, which i think makes a true modder :>

    :naughty: excellant work
     
  10. mnpctech

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    Thank you everyone!

    Heres the left panel after buffing and waxing

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  11. [twig]clown

    [twig]clown What's a Dremel?

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    Umm.....ouch.........WHAT a finish! Very nice work!

    What you using to do that??

    -cLoWn
     
  12. A13n0rma1

    A13n0rma1 Wannabe

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    That...

    ...that....




    ...that looks ten times better than my dad's bmw when it was new. PERFECT finish. I hope to see a how-to. :D


    :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  13. Pug

    Pug What's a Heatsink?

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    Sch-winnnng! :brrr: (drool)

    Can I take it from the fact that you've polished the top panel that you won't be fitting the rest of the handle (the top-plate)?
    No matter, looks stunning anyway.

    G/job dude. :thumb:
    *me wanders off cursing ****ty Halfords primer and cheap cellulose stopper*
    </envy> ;)
     
  14. Carbon

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    speachless :eeek:
     
  15. bee2643

    bee2643 What's a Dremel?

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    thats probly the nicest shine ive ever seen on a case before too...love the casehandle as well!
     
  16. Lord_A

    Lord_A Boom baby!

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    Awesome, just awesome :rock:
     
  17. G-gnome

    G-gnome Peter Dickison

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    Superb! :jawdrop:

    This case just gets better and better! The shine ... the chrome ... the cutouts ... :thumb:

    Eagerly awaiting updates - but the quality of your work is worth the wait :)
     
  18. bacterium

    bacterium What's a Dremel?

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    Shiny............very shiny.......
     
  19. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    I haven't checked back to this thread in a while.... BUT AWSOME!

    I love the fan grills and the amount of hard polishing you have put into this.
     
  20. FlashPanHunter

    FlashPanHunter What's a Dremel?

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    Truely speechless...


    :clap: :clap: :clap:

    That handle, those grills, that finish...

    :eeek: :thumb:

    oh yeah, and about making a guide for certain aspects, when your finished with this beauty of course, that would be awesome.
     
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