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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Reverse² [completed]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Reverse, 9 Dec 2009.

  1. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 New Member

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    Side panel looks much better now.
     
  2. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    Thanks man!

    It's time to show the paint I bought for this beast.
    I was looking for metallic-orange in a spraycan (will only be spraying a few parts, no need to bring out the big guns)
    But, you guessed it... I simply couldn't find it. Not online, and not offline.

    So I opted to go for the best option I had, Fluorescent orange!
    As I always do, I tested it out on a white paintcap, just to see how the color would be in person (the color on the can/cap is always off).

    Here's the color:
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    What do you think?
     
  3. grritsshawn

    grritsshawn I'm not insane I'm a modder

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    its like neon orange almost
     
  4. Rotcrack

    Rotcrack Food Maestro.

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    FFFFUUUUUUUU--- Perfect!
     
  5. Andersen1337

    Andersen1337 New Member

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    +1, that color is just pure awesomeness.
     
  6. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    A tad too much red maybe, but on smaller pieces this would not be that bad.
     
  7. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    That color is great! Is the paint a matte finish (might be just me), if so are you going to add some clear coat to shiny it up?
     
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  8. shakka65

    shakka65 New Member

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    Nice color indeed.
     
  9. Sennebring

    Sennebring Rookie Modder

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    Great color! Your mod is getting better and better :)
     
  10. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    THANK YOU ALL! =D
     
  11. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    Painting the parts:
    Of course, some of the parts had the wrong color. And some of the new parts will have to be painted aswell.
    The tool of the trade, a green Scotchbrite pad:
    [​IMG]

    It gave me a great result, and worked better than sanding in this case.

    The black parts
    You might remember the casefeet, they were a glossy chrome-ish finish:
    [​IMG]

    Even though the casefeet look great, it simply didn’t match my ideas, so they had to be painted… Matte black!
    [​IMG]
    I taped the important parts (the rubber/silicon) parts, so they wont get painted aswell.

    The final outcome:
    [​IMG]
    AAAAAAAAAH! Much better!

    Same story goes for the backplate-slot covers, they were white and had to be black/orange.
    I decided to go for black (my original plans were orange, but this looks way more classy.)
    Before:
    [​IMG]

    After:
    [​IMG]
    NICE!

    The orange parts
    My original ideas were a color scheme with (matte)black and metallic orange.
    But no matter how many stores I checked, I simply couldn’t find a good metallic orange is a spray can.
    So, my original plans were scrapped, and (at the moment I saw the color) I decided to go for fluorescent orange instead.

    I bought the can, and sprayed a test piece (cap of an white spraycan):
    [​IMG]

    So, I painted the white HDD-racks orange:
    Before:
    [​IMG]

    And after:
    [​IMG]

    And, I found some orange PCI-slot covers in my “modding-bin”.
    [​IMG]

    They are orange, and UV-reactive (fluorescent), but they don’t fit the other orange parts…
    Sooooo, let’s grab the Scotchbrite pad again!
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Matticus

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    Great job on the spraying, looks very professional. That orange is an amazing colour, it did look a bit red on the spray can top, but on the hdd rack it is spot on.
     
  13. benji2412

    benji2412 <insert message here>

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    Nice so far, really like it. Its a really clean mod too, so kudos!

    Plus I love orange and black, well, old gold and black :p

    Keep it up!
     
  14. Sennebring

    Sennebring Rookie Modder

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    Great Paintjob!
     
  15. Rotcrack

    Rotcrack Food Maestro.

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    Nice Blo-- erm.. paintjob.
     
  16. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    :hehe:
     
  17. shakka65

    shakka65 New Member

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    That orange color on the HHD rack is spot on man. Beutifully executed.
     
  18. Validus

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    That fluorescent orange is fantastic. And I know exactly how you feel with the window. Rather leave a margin of error, than have to scrap it.

    Quick question: The orange looks to be a glossy paint on the HDD rack, but matte on the cap. What finish did you choose?
     
  19. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    Thank you!

    Orange and black are my favorites too, and clean mods are what inspired me. Thanks for the comment!

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    Thanks!
    Haha, thanks!

    Thanks =D

    On the cap it's just straight out of the can, so it's matte.
    I clearcoated the HDD-Rack afterwards with 3 coats. Hence it's shiny!
     
  20. Rotcrack

    Rotcrack Food Maestro.

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    Keep going... Whats the next step? :D
     
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