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Old 07-30-2008, 11:27 AM   #71 (permalink)
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what paint/thinnner/hardener ratio do you use to with that flake paint? seems like it has to be pretty thin. i used a smaller metallic flake on my boat that mixed usual, but the flakes were much smaller.
what psi on your compressor to shoot it?
everything looking great so far!
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:10 AM   #72 (permalink)
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what paint/thinnner/hardener ratio do you use to with that flake paint? seems like it has to be pretty thin. i used a smaller metallic flake on my boat that mixed usual, but the flakes were much smaller.
what psi on your compressor to shoot it?
everything looking great so far!
This is my partner Brad's dept, I'll drop him a note

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The yellow is a PPG Mazda Chrome Yellow paint code is 21T or BZ depending on car manufacturer.I used PPG DT870 1:1 for reduction, sprayed three coats.Flake is HOK Ice Pearl Gold, mixed with HOK SG-100 Intercoat Clear reduced 1:1 with DT870 before adding pearl.Psi was around 25psi, mostly because it was a smaller gun plus I didn't want to blast/waste it,lower psi means more on project less in air.
Hopefully we'll be engraving the top ring today, with our title rotating around the ring "Spirit of the Dragon and the Tiger"

Installing the 120mm floor intake fan, first I installed U-channel and fan grommets



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ACRyan "BlackFire" 120mm fan with aluminum mesh filter I painted. You should always filter your intake fans to prevent dust & dirt build up in your PC



Black Hardcoat Anodized 120mm machined fan grill, sold here at performance-pcs (Made by Mnpctech)



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wow... that dragon bezel/window/mesh thing is beautiful... it must weigh a ton!
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wow... that dragon bezel/window/mesh thing is beautiful... it must weigh a ton!
Thanks dude, it's not that bad actually.. not as bad as the old server tower panels I've seen
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Logo for Bruce Lee's martial art, Jeet Kune Do. Most likely on the right side panel would be real cool



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Looking good, looking good.

It is amazing what a little ingenuity can bring about, eh? An idea that becomes a theme that becomes a plan that becomes reality.
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Thank you Trotter, I really appreciate your comment

Paint, and an heres up to the minute Update straight from Brad!!! It looks like sculpted Granite!



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Wow! That looks amazing. This thing is really looking good.
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Thanks dudes! Yes, Thermaltake's 250mm cooling fan moves a lot of air! The 250mm fan grill is now complete, the granite paint effect was airbrushed by Mnpctech.com painter, Brad Galvin. The grills are fastened together with 6/32 stainless steel machine screws w/ 1/4" tall aluminum spacers between the grills
















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