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Old 02-05-2006, 04:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question A Few questions on case modding =)

Ok, im basically modding a case, well most of it anyways.

First, im cutting out the whole center, to overhaul it

1. What would you suggest cutting it? Aluminum...

2. Will welds damage the cords, provided I protect them prior to do this, or should I just remove the whole thing?

3. Do people often buy modded cases? Cause I may do a few of these if some people want them.

And finally, when painting, what paint do you suggest using? High quality, nothing that will scrape off, just good stuff.
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your better off buying a new case mate it is a lot easier and they are quite cheap and eay to change over
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your better off buying a new case mate it is a lot easier and they are quite cheap and eay to change over
what kind of fun is that?
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Exactly

And there isnt a single case out there that looks remotely close to my designs
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Use autobody spray-paint from a car parts store. You will need to use Primer, Paint, then Clear coat(if you want it shinny)
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I use auto-paint on mine. As far as what to cut it with... The possibilities are endless. You can use a jigsaw, holesaw, plasma cutter... Anything really. But if you're using something with a blade, tape off your cut as to reduce jagged edges and flaked paint. Then make sure you're using a METAL blade.

Do you have an aluminum welder?

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I got a plasma cutter

I think Ill use that
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Old 02-07-2006, 06:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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for paint use high quality enamel paint, like the kind used for models, get a glossy and put 2 coats on after you prime it then clear coat it twice as well, then a third for that extra pretection for those oh so horrible dings and scratches
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Old 02-09-2006, 06:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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u best off buying a cheap case, NEVER go over $60-70 because it is very easy to stuff up. As far as cutting a design on the side pannels go save sum cash and get them laser cut, its the cleanest way to do that and its 100% accurate to the design. If your painting plastic, the most cost effective way is to use a Vynil and upholstery die/spray. If your painting steel; use a 2-pac enamel. What theme of MOD where you going for??
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