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Old 06-15-2004, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay all you modders out there, these questions are for you. What are some of your favorite modding tools, materials, paints, lights, etc... anything that has to do with modding.

I know alot of people use a Dremel... what are some good tips to get for it and for what reasons?

I have never done any modding but now I have money and I really want to learn to be a good modder so I want to hear all of your thoughts and suggestions.
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Old 06-15-2004, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dremels are a modders best friend, get sum cutoff disks for strait lines and sum grinding bits 2 smooth the edges and for sure get a flexible shaft attachment it makes it a lot more easy 2 handle.
Jigsaws are great 4 bigger jobs(windows etc.)
If you ever see old comps in the garbage don't be afraid 2 pick them up, they are like little grab bags 4 modders you can get fans-leds-heatsinks and whatever else you think you can use from them.
Remember you are only limited by your imagination
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Yeah- I'm planning on modding my case before my next lan party soon too. Is there anything you can use in place of a Dremel?? And what if I mess up somewhere along the way?? Where can I buy modding kits if I'm too afraid to use my own supplys??

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Theres lot's of places on the web that sell window kits and pretty much anything you need, modding realy is not that hard.
Jigsaws are about the only things besides a dremel you will find for doing things like windows etc.
you can also buy hole saws that attach 2 drills 4 doing fan holes.
i get all my mod stuff from www.bigfootcomputers.com
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Hello and welcome to our world... I have been modding for years now and I have to agree, a Dremel and Jigsaw are absolute. I like to work in Wood cases and Aluminium frames. I personally have a whole garage full of tools I use regularly.
I have used my Dremel for everything from cutting, to smoothing, to routing wood panels (Hellraiser MOD here in this Forum.

I also love to sleeve my PSU and make my own LED lights. As to paints, I like the DupliColor Paints

I personally do not have a single site I buy from, I like to find a lot of my items on eBay.

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Are plexiglass and lexan the same thing?
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If I make a mod, can I just use any plastic I find? And what if one part is un-even? Is there way to fix that? I want to make it look as natural as I can.

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Eric5000 don't cheap out on us go and spend $10. get a piece of plexi or lexan,you can get them in different colors and it will look a lot better than sum cheap plastic you find.

You want it 2 look cool don't you?
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