Project: Cherry Gamma (56k be careful)

Discussion in 'Modding Worklogs' started by vartain, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. vartain

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    Hello everyone, Got my NZXT Gamma Case yesterday and started modding straight away. [​IMG]
    I am mainly just doing a Cherry Red paintjob, Then some cool Blue LEDs and some AC Ryan MeshX. I have already started priming [​IMG][​IMG]
    It was an absolute B!tch to get the top of the case off. Case should be done in a few days maybe a week.
     
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    Started the Painting
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    very nice! will be interesting to see how this turns out
     
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    agreed, what are the step required to paint a case, do you only need a coat or is there like a base coat first, then another coat?
     
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    You prime, let it dry, then spray one or two coats.
    I usually sand lightly after the first coat.
     
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    Use the search function, theres about 100 walkthroughs on this forum from mirror chroming to painting :thumbup:

    Nice painting - Although reds a bit to bold for me :)
     
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    Just to let you know im no pro yet but anyway I sanded down first to get rid of the paint already there, Then did 2-3 coats of Etch Primer. (I'll be using a different brand next time as I do not like the nozzles on White Knight Cans) Between each coat I let the primer dry for 30-40 mins but read your can and follow the drying instructions on there. after each coat dried I lightly sanded all the imperfections such as running paint using 600 Grit sandpaper. After the last coat dried I then started painting following the same steps.

    If this does not work dont blame me, I am not responsible for anything you do wrong and what you do is your own risk.

    thanks
     
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    Started the MeshX using some Scotch 4010 I picked up today. Great stuff. I put it down for the picture and had trouble getting it back up but the best part is it is clear and leaves no marks. But I did have some trouble cutting it, it's like trying to cut glue with scissors.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Buddy you gotta resize those pics pls :thumbup:
     
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    Awesome paint job, but dude, bye bye airflow with that mesh :(
     
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    Isn't as bad as you would think. And works as a good dust filter.
     
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    Looking nice - but you'll have trouble using it as a cleanable dust filter mate - that 4010 won't come off! I've used it on my CNC to hold down pieces to be milled. It's incredibly strong stuff!

    Keep it coming. Loving the red!
     
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    Do you think I should cut out the a whole in the case where the fans where meant to be, (which I have painted red) and replace it with meshx and some U channel. Sort of like a meshx window on the side panel and on the top?
     
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    Just trash the mesh mate! Open the PC up every month and give her a clean but aside from that, I wouldn't bother. If it's going to be a dusty room you are better off with removable mesh so you can actively clean it.

    I wouldn't cut into the case. The paintjob you've done is fantastic and it looks great. I just don't think the mesh works aesthetically or functionally at all. Just my two cents though dude, your build :)
     
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    where did you get your meshx from?
     
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    Ive had it since pc case gear sold it about 1-2 years ago, never touched it until now
     
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    Started putting the case back together, All that is needed now are the 6x120mm Blue LED fans, 4x 20cm Flexible Blue LED Tubes and Meshx the sides of the front panel. And I need to touch up the paint a bit but other then that should be finished soon. Also in the first picture below the io port is black mesh like the rest, i dont know why it looks red

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    I'm not going to lie.

    I preferred the way it looked stock.



    You leaving it like that?

    What paint did you use?
     
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    Looks alright. Too glossy for my liking though.
     
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    I used White Knight Cherry Red Engine Enamel. Which I won't be using again, I don't like their paints anymore. I said what else I am doing in my last post
     

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