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Project Diamond Black: 100% Complete AT LAST!! - Tons of Pictures

Discussion in 'CC Archive' started by ironman, 20 Jun 2003.

  1. ironman

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    15cm ish square cut in the top which will have black mesh on it.
    Reason for cutting it there is for the radiator fan.
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    Ive cut out the two 80mm fan grills in the rear.
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    There are a few scratches on the top as you can see in this next picture but no worries because its getting a complete professional respray. Its being sprayed black again but with a top notch car finish. The previous spray job was glossy but was very rough, the new finish will be like a mirror.

    Oh and the interior of the case (grey at the moment) will also be sprayed black:D

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    Oh and you can just about make it out, I have drilled out the rivets for the hdd cage, so that is now gone. Leaving more space for my pump:D
     
  2. Robert

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    very nice mate - keep us updated.
     
  3. JAMAL

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    Looking good mate, shame about the project name "black fabio" lol
     
  4. s4ch117

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    very nice

    keep us informed on how its going
     
  5. ironman

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    Cheers. Im just waiting for my aquatube so I can cut another hole in the top. After thats cut I will me making mounting holes for the pump and the radiator. After that is done its off to the factory to be resprayed Vauxhall Midnight Black which is a two coat pearlescent.

    A trublue powersupply will find its home at the rear and im going to TRY and get a couple of custom made grills for the rear 80mm's.

    I will be making a full perspex window also and to finish off the inside there will be a blue and a white cathode.

    The front activity lights will be white for power and blue for hdd activity.
     
  6. TheMooN

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    Have you thought about having the inside Adonized m8
     
  7. number5

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    lookin' good
     
  8. ironman

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    I was actually considering that mate. I can drill out the rivets for the top so that comes off no prob. Now I can get the internal sprayed any Vauxhall colour I want, for free, what are the benefits of having it anodized?

    Also if I were to get it sprayed/anodized, what colour you reckon would look nice?
     
  9. TheMooN

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    I remember seeing a guys rig a while back where he had the inside Adonized a really kool Mid ice metalic green , You know that 60's corvette stingray colour. Looked superb

    I will try and dig around my stuff and see if I still have the link .

    :D
     
  10. TheMooN

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  12. ironman

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    Well ive got a big list of anodising places within 15 miles of where I live:D

    The only thing to decide now is what colour I should do it, that will go nice with two-coat pearlescent black.
     
  13. arty

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    If you've got the balls I'd suggest bright orange :cool: <-- a bit like that

    arty
     
  14. ironman

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    :eek: Um, that would rock, but it wont match anything, im using a blue/white light throughout the case.

    How about titanium, like a dark silver. It will match the silver components I will have, ie Titanium Aquatube and Titanium Aquadrive.
     
  15. Caged

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    What case is/was that?
     
  16. ironman

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    AMS Gmono, £60 and comes with a 300w psu. I would rate it as the best case sub £100 imo.
     
  17. paintguy

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    Yes, Vauxhall titanium would look good.
    Or what about a nice blue colour? Vaux Arden blue is one of my favourites.
     
  18. ironman

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    The titanium I referred to would be the anodising colour for the cage, which would be done by a seperate place.

    Arden Blue is very nice indeed, but not for this case, perhaps a future one.

    Ive changed my plans a tad, the outer casing is still going to be sprayed Vauxhall Midnight Black (very nice colour) and the cage of the computer is going to be chromed, as recommended by gt3:D
     
  19. paintguy

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    Very nice.

    Had a similar idea brewing in my head for a chrome / black case.

    Have to think of something else now :)
     
  20. ironman

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    Go for it mate, just because im doing it, dont hold back:)