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Old September 1, 2014, 05:11 PM
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Amazing work on that pump top!
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Got some good/bad news. As you can see the pics the case is obviously powder coated. The bad news is the 'high temp' filler I used wasn't high temp enough it seems. Everything I patched was in vain, as it all melted. So you can see all the screw holes. It doesn't look terrible but not near what I imagined in my head. However this is my first major case mod so I am still learning. Next time I'll know better.

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A few pics w/ the false floor, radiator, pump, reservoir, and PSU in place.








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What type/brand did you use as a filler?
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What type/brand did you use as a filler?
Alvin Lab-Metal.
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The assumption is that the powdercoat process caused it to shrink?
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The assumption is that the powdercoat process caused it to shrink?
Shrink, bubble, deform, or straight up vanish.
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I didn't realize there was a heat component to powdercoat... I always thought it was a electrostatic process which would only require that all surfaces be conductive.
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Yes there is a high temperature baking to cure it. I believe the local powder coating place uses the very high temp ovens, which requires an even more special filler.
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Took my rig down to transfer hardware to the Lian Li. Typing updates from my HTPC is frustrating so updates will be short until the rig is operational.









Had to fix the reset switch.




Here are a few progress pics. No Lightroom on HTPC so they are unedited.











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