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Case Mod - In Progress Project - Lian Li V2000 B Side pannels polished - Update - 20/4

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by corso13, 5 Mar 2009.

  1. com4tably.numb

    com4tably.numb New Member

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    Easy Peasy....

    Long time lurker....first time poster

    Next time you want to strip anodizing from aluminum, try this instead. Cover the part in Sodium Hydroxide (aka Lye), the easiest way to get this is in standard oven cleaner. Spray the oven cleaner all over the part, and stick it in a plastic bag. let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse. You may have to repeat this once or twice, but it makes the polishing process go faster as you can start with a finer grade compound/paper. Ideally you would want to do a lye dip, but then disposing of the large amount of lye afterwords becomes and issue.
    Anodized aluminum is aluminum that has been forced to oxidize ( something aluminum doesn't do very well naturally, the reason aluminum doesn't "rust"). The strong alkaline makeup of lie reverses the process, removing the "aluminum oxide" (sort of like a rust remover for aluminum)
    BE CAREFUL: LYE is extremely EXTREMELY caustic (its other name is caustic soda) It will cause burns skin, eyes, mouth, etc. It is also extremely harmful if swallowed. Remember strong alkaline solutions are just as bad as strong acids, treat lye like its an acid.
    I used to polish small aluminum parts on the side, I always used lye to strip anodized parts.
    I like to let science to the dirty work for me.....:rock::rock:

    Im planning on polishing my Lian Li PC-61, ill start a work log tread as soon as I do.
     
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  2. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    wow it so shiny it is like you have chromw plated the case
     
  3. Colossous

    Colossous Member

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    That looks fantastic :thumb:
     
  4. mooseguy

    mooseguy Crazy Moose

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    That's just... stunning. Well done!

    Sub'd.
     
  5. MIGUI

    MIGUI New Member

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    + 1 :D

    An impressive job....
     
  6. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    Man! Here I was getting all excited about an update...

    At least more people are being exposed to this little slice of awesome!
     
  7. corso13

    corso13 The Cheff

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    a big hi to all of you , and im very sorry to not have the time that i would like to make this project go faster , a litle big change in my life that rigth now its not possivel to dedicate my time to it , but soon as i can get my free time to do it ill do some posting over here and be more active on the forum as well

    thank you guys for All the big support that you are givinn to me for the few past months

    news are caming soon ill promise

    Cheers:thumb:
     
  8. dark4181

    dark4181 Ero-sennin-tebayo

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    Looking very nice so far. I'll keep watching
     
  9. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    Absolutely gorgeous. I just nabbed a b-grade TJ07 of the cheap and I think I might polish that up.


    Thanks for the inspiration. :D
     
  10. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That really is a beautiful shine. I have used a random orbit sander to sand paint off before but it never occurred to me to use it for the finer sanding also. I also never thought to use WD-40 instead of water for lubrication. Looking very nice so far, I can't wait for the next update.
     
  11. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    thats sooo shiney!

    looks fantastic
     
  12. RedRaider

    RedRaider The RealRedRaider

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    anymore progress on this build ??
     
  13. corso13

    corso13 The Cheff

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    bad news , changed work so until end of summer i will not be hable to have the time to dedicate to this project , work first

    this worklog is not fogoten just dont have the time that i would like

    cheers to all and many thanks for all the support
     
  14. subset7

    subset7 Spanking the Monkey

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    Damn,was looking forward to seeing the next update on this,good luck with the new job though :thumb:
     
  15. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    good luck with the new job. like the method you used to remove the anodised finish. mind if i use it?
     
  16. corso13

    corso13 The Cheff

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    not at all , go for it bro :rock:
     
  17. luis_pedro_Sato

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    Looking great and thinking on making the same thing on a v2000 silver that I have.
    Havent seen your project on the regular foruns in portugal.
     
  18. IDave

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    Wow! :jawdrop:

    I admire the amount of hard work you have put in, it looks fantastic.

    I will be following this thread to see the finished article.

    :thumb:
     
  19. kaujazz

    kaujazz New Member

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    wow that polishing is amazing
     
  20. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill New Member

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    looks great

    really impressive job
     

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