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Case Mod - In Progress Silverstone TJ11 Carbon.....Final pics

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 6 Jul 2011.

  1. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Ah, so I was too late....

    Well, looking at what you just did, it doesn't look too bad with those 45-degrees fittings. Actually, it looks pretty darn hefty!
     
  2. lxrysprtmscl

    lxrysprtmscl Minimodder

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    Mmm. absolute hardware porn. keep up the good work. looking awesome.

    lxrysprtmscl.
     
  3. flaK_7

    flaK_7 What's a Dremel?

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    nice midplate :D
     
  4. Karrek

    Karrek Minimodder

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    excellent look. I like the dual acrylic sheets - very clean and draws attention to the details. Will you keep the yellow highlights on the outside as well?
     
  5. kier

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    Yes, there will be yellow lines outside
     
  6. Korvus

    Korvus May contain traces of sanity.

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    Like the looks of this, lots of potential, and an interesting colour scheme.

    Keep up the good work :dremel:
     
  7. Thecyp31

    Thecyp31 Mini moddeur

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    nice mod !! very good job !
     
  8. kier

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    Thanks...........nice avatar, like the colors :hehe:

    Thanks mate ;)
     
  9. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don What's a Dremel?

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    i can haz cake? i want a bite.....naaaaauuuuuu


    looks brilliant Kier
     
  10. 7x3 ])3A7H

    7x3 ])3A7H What's a Dremel?

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    Wow... This is amazeing. Subscribed! :)
     
  11. kier

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    Sponsor Update: Mnpctech

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    This week was a special week, received the package from Bill from Mnpctech
    With a an important part for the TJ11.

    3M Di-Noc CARBON FIBER FILM

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    The package

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    To begin I’ll need to cover the air intakes from the sidepanel. Dont want these to be seeing.

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    So cut a strip of 1mm aluminium

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    And put thin double sided tape on it

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    After this I’ve cut two pices of 2 mm aluminium, exact the size of the slots

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    3M Scotch Clear Mounting Tape #4010

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    Used the tape of the gods to put these pieces on the strips and also to increasing the pieces

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    Put them in

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    After this I want it all to become flat without cracks, so I did use some silicone sealant

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    Next measering and cutout, what did I use:

    -3M Di-Noc CARBON FIBER FILM
    -X-acto knife with sharp blade
    -Cutting surface
    -Heat gun/ Hair dryer (heat gun is to hot so take distance with this)
    -About 60 minutes of time

    Measured the sidepanel

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    Cut it out and left about one inch on all sides.

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    Here we go………….. I’ve cut about 5 inch of the paper off and past the first half,

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    After this the other half
    Make sure the sidepanel is clean and free of any grease or dirt.
    Align the vinyl with the case, remove the backing and then place it on as smoothly as you can. I used a credit card to smooth any bubbles out
    For the round edges I’ve used my heat gun. Turn the heat gun on and proceed to slowly and evenly heat the vinyl, whilst doing so, smooth it outwards with your thumb and down around all the edges.

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    Take your x-acto knife and use the lines as your guide. Go slowly and make sure of where you’re cutting before you cut, hopefully preventing any miscuts or scratches to the side panel.

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    And one side panel finished

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    Also did the other panel with the slots for de aquaero displays

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    Cut out the window, displays and the fanholes

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    And the front of the TJ. Again cut a piece larger then the front

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    Paste it

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    Just a little heat

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    And cut it out

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    Also did the radiator bracket

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    Everything placed back

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    And installed it in the TJ

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    So did a lot of pasting this week. Here some pics how this is becoming a real carbon TJ
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    And the vertical lines from the TJ and from the carbon

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    Other side, the most important side

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    Some detail shots

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    That´s it for now my friends………see ya and keep on modding
     
  12. Guest-23315

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    That side panel has come out really nicely.

    Looks much better than standard carbon-effect film :thumb:
     
  13. LazyMan

    LazyMan What's a Dremel?

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    Looking awesome! I love your craftsmanship and dedication to making things perfect. As a perfectionist (sometimes anal) myself I can appreciate the time and effort that goes into ever move you make.
    Keep up the great work and looking forward to the next update.

    Just curious as to why you chose to to cover the entire front bezel with the carbon fiber film? Was it tough trying to line up the CF pattern, or did you feel it would be just to much carbon fiber and you wanted to give it some contrast.
    Don't get me wrong, it looks beautiful the way it is, just was curious on your thought process.
     
  14. kier

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    Lol, thanks. I think vertical looks better then diagonal lines in this case

    Thank you sir Lazyman,

    when I leave the front bezel black without the carbon, all attention goes to the line/ crack between the bezel and the case. With the carbon this is disappeared, and the "lines" in the carbon transport the original line-design of the frontal-side ;)
     
  15. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Turned out awesome. I wonder if this is not the first official TJ11 case mod of this magnitude?

    luv this pic,

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  16. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Wow this is looking epic, I would love to be able to afford to do a mod in one of these case's, I think I could afford one, but would be slightly worried about then ripping it apart :|
     
  17. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    I've seen that film used many times, but never to such good effect and high quality. Looks terrific. :thumb:
     
  18. kier

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    Thanks, but that's actually the one picture where I can see air bubbles :hehe:
    Removed them when I saw the picture :lol:

    The TJ11 is very easily to rip apart, No rivets just bolds and screws

    :blush::thumb::clap:
     
  19. LooseNeutral

    LooseNeutral What's a Dremel?

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    Beautiful +:jawdrop: and :clap: Great guide for the film too :thumb: Much appreciated! Copied it for future reference. I think I broke a commandment or two, or at the very least committed one or more of those seven deadly sins looking at this build.... and yet I have no shame for it. I'm doomed :lol:
     
  20. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Great work man!
    Good to see this case finally look like its worth the price:D Silverstone should have you on their design team;) Then they might actually get sold some of these:D
     

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