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Finishing steel case edges / folds

Discussion in 'Modding' started by ShadowBurger, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. ShadowBurger

    ShadowBurger Member

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    Yo ocau

    I'll be cutting up my (black) case soon for a bit of a re-design. It's a Fractal Designs Nano S.

    I wondered how you guys have gone about finishing steel edges after a cut so that they look somewhat aesthetic and so on? I'm hoping I can finish most edges so that they're butted up against another surface but I doubt I'll manage that in every case.

    At the moment I'm planning to mask off everything but the very edge and apply some paint but I imagine it will be pretty fragile

    I'm also guessing the heat of the cut will ruin the surrounding paint... but I hope not

    Shads
     
  2. mad_mic3

    mad_mic3 Member

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    i fine file works a treat & some sand paper
    if the cut edges are rough use a 2nd cut file 1st up
     
  3. Mjollnir

    Mjollnir Member

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    What about rubber U channels?
     

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