Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by grunt_408, Sep 1, 2007.
What can I say since my X1950 Pro died in the arse I have been very bored!
Nice boredom! , might do that to mine as its a boring beige colour at the mo and needs something to give it a nice touch. Any specific sort of paint you used?
Yes good old enamel in a pressure pack. Make sure to get enamel as it can paint over acrilic but acrilic cannot go over enamel..... The paint wont stick..
And make sure to use primer on any surface that isnt already painted and if you are painting plastic use plastic primer first... That makes paint stick to plastic.
I might try a flame job on the outside lol
And of course I will be adding a window!
If anyone has any ideas on a colour for the outside please comment.
Nice job. A window will be great too. As for the outside color stay with black as it matches better with red. Or you can go with red on the outside too. But that could be a little more red. Here is what you can do. You already painted the inside red so the front, up and sides leave them black and paint the back of it red too
I wonder what Bright green outside would look like?
I wish I had the skills to do something like that
It isnt that hard mate.
Last time I spraypainted it was VERY uneven lol.
Ohh ahh well if you didnt live so far away I would do it for you
Check out that link talk about pimp my pc.
very nice so far, and neat, too! I wish I could hide my IDE ribbons that well! Are you going to keep the outer case black or finish that up?
just make sure you spray somewhere that's not too windy, when it's not overly humid, and shoot for a mild temp day. spray from about 1 foot back in even strokes. use a good primer first, and keep in mind your primer color will effect your finish color. That, and it just takes practice!
Well i got heaps of dust on it and it looked terrible....
I like the case but man that board is soo ugly
I agree but at the time when I built that rig I had VERY limited funds and options..
I had a HIS AGP X1950 pro and 775 cpu ddr2 ram and that was pretty much the only board that would allow it all to happen. That is why I am building a new rig yo!
I have been toying with the idea of black with a orange front flaming along the sides with red highlighting the flames.
I will try it anyway.lol
edit... I might ad imperialreign.. The secret to a nice shine when using enamel is to do a fine 'tack' coat with your colour and then lay the paint on with your second coat and it will shine nicely. only wait five minute from tack coat to final coat and it will flatten out good.
yeah I have a gigabyte board too so ugly yet functional lol.. I think I'll replace it and my cpu down the road for a cool board than I'll have enough parts for a second compy that I could sell
Yep I will have to sell this system when I get the graphics card for my new rig to raise the funds required for a hd2900
And you reckon that the board is ugly.. Take a look at the one I pulled out!
and for anyone else reading this - you can top it all off with an even coat of clear laquer for a really nice glossy finish
You can tell that you aint new to painting! I read in your profile that you are an automotive engineer so I suppose that you would have painted the odd car or part.
I've painted so many various auto parts over the years it's crazy! Auto body panels are the worst, though - especially when you're trying to match up with the original, faded color . . . not to mention all the models I've built when I was young, and countless other little projects that required some spray . . . not an engineer yet, I'm a technician. I diagnos and repair ailing vehicles. I'm going to school for mechanical/automotive engineering.
hetick paint job, Minding giving us a step by step guide on what we need to do something like that? I wanna TRY to do it lols
Body work and paint matching were my 2 least favorite tasks when my family had the shop. I liked spraying a prepped car, however. My hand down favorite is still building engines, tho.
no doubt! even more fun when rebuilding them for performance apps! Nothing will make you feel great about yourself than hearing an 800hp 350 motor come to life for the first time, running straight headers (very, very loud!!).
Even better is a Dart blocked big-inch small block. Ford or Chevy, doesn't matter. Even God himself will stand up and take notice of 420+ci of uncapped SB goodness. lol
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