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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: G5 Wannabe 30.12. 07. - lightning

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by eXplode, 16 Dec 2007.

  1. eXplode

    eXplode sound freak

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    @all Thx!

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    well, you are scratching from one side, and little bump is making on other side cos u are applying preassure on sharp tiny point. so u sand of the bump that creates.

    u can see the bump on this pic. click it to enlage so ull see better
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    @cheapskate
    I like taking safest way even if its longer one. I took quickest way too many times that soon turned into longest on the long run :D
     
  2. Colossous

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    Fantastic work eXplode !! Were the screws you used there hardened ? It must have taken an age to score it through ? :thumb:
     
  3. eXplode

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    Thx colossous. I really dunno about screws. Just regular screws that i had. They didnt loose sharpnes even after cutting. It actualy didnt take that long since there were 5 circles to cut. around 2 hrs from be4 scatching to finished cutting.
     
  4. Colossous

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    Well great work and perseverence dude ! :D
     
  5. headala

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    I like it, Subscribed!
     
  6. eXplode

    eXplode sound freak

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    Hi all,
    here goes another update :p


    This is difference beetween shiny and opaque transparent coat...
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    I started to put computer inside..

    i made wooden block 4 reset button cos it was too far out..
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    anti vibration fan mounting

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    anti vibration disk cage mounting

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    anti vibration psu dampers - mouse pad material used as in dvd cage

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  7. eXplode

    eXplode sound freak

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    The morning after :D :duh:

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    much better now.

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    and baby comes home :p

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    lightning was too crapy, cos i didnt put enough leds. so ill show u lightning next time.
     
  8. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    is that an acrylic cover for your CPU cooler?
    but the case looks great.
     
  9. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    looks really good.
     
  10. eXplode

    eXplode sound freak

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    Clear coat fixed that "dirty look" of brushed alu wich u coud see on previous pics. And its semi reflecticve. Yes, thats acrylic mask on cpu cooler...

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    OT: Who is that felix guy and why is everyone having him on their avatars? :worried:
     
  11. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    I've always wondered that too tbh, lol.
     
  12. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    its relix not felix! lol and dont ask or you will have him as your avatar aswell.

    o and nice project i like it.

    josh
     
  13. eXplode

    eXplode sound freak

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    thx x06jsp!

    Hi Guys.

    The continuation....

    I like smoked glass look, so i wanted to give it to acrylic window on teh side panel, i sanded it with 1000 grit and it was fine. But problem is that it gets "dirty" look very easily. and fingers stay on it. so i decided to go over with opaque coat.

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    then i wanted to get more blur, but how? we dont have fancy special finishes here :nono: :sigh: i tryed some pattern - mosquito net under plexy.

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    and it was fine for a few days... then this hapened:

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    Acrylic started to degrade :wallbash: It obiviusly didnt like clear coat.
    Anyone knows how to avoid this behaviour?

    I think i'll just make alu panel and give up on window idea.

    Happy hollydays!
     
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  14. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    i remember reading somewhere about a liquid that would give acrylic the translucent look just by rubbing it on. i hope someone where knows what it is.
    also, did you change the logo color from green to red?
     
  15. eXplode

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    That woud be great, but if it is "special" liquid just 4 this purpose, idont think we will have it here in croatia :/. I tryed looking shops 4 any kind of special finishes and no luck.

    And yes, i changed logo to red. Green didnt blend well with the room colours. I'll post that pictures later.
     
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  16. brinkz0r

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    That liquid would be acetone :) You can 'frost' you plexi with it, so it might work for your purpose. It doens't affect AC-Ryan acylic though, but it will affect most other brands.
     
  17. eXplode

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    Great! Thats common liquid, I can buy it easily. Thx on info. I'll try it tomorow. :thumb:
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Was that extruded plexiglas? The cell cast stuff is more resistant to paints.
    You may have found a trick I've been looking for. I've been trying to age and stain plexi like the stuff I used on Hypnotoad, so the type of plexi and paint is something I would like to know.

    Acetone works good as a plexi glue, too.:D have fun! Read the safety stuff on the can. Acetone STINKS!!
     
  19. eXplode

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    pic

    here is pic of acrylic and coat, but if u look it closely ull c that degradation is concentrated around edges, and it is consistant with finger paterns when u hold it in hands. im sure fingerprints are somhow conected to this. u better try on small piece 1st. gl.
     
  20. radodrill

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    Possibly you had some oils/grease/etc on your fingers while handling the acrylic; they do attach acrylic over time, and the paint probably didn't help either.

    I generally "frost" acrylic by wet-sanding with 200-400 grit sandpaper.
     

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