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30 November 2015 - 03:42 PM
White Corsair c70 Vengeance Mid Tower case. I've chosen to paint the front bezel and window trim Red. You can use this guide for painting the plastic trim on any manufactured PC case.
Here is my suggested Tools & Supplies:
NOTE: I prefer using SEM brand professional self-etching primer for all of my paint projects because it's compatible with all material types and dries within 60 minutes in 60F - 75F temp environment. You won't find this specialized product at retail auto part stores. It's normally found at Autobody Specialty suppliers or Amazon. It's very toxic for your lungs, so apply in well ventilated area and wear a filtered respirator mask which is recommended with any other Aerosol paints as well. I can guarantee your paint job will yield same results as mine if you use different paint brand / type in different stages as mine or environmental temps.
Large Phillips Screw driver
Large Flat head Screw driver
Micro Flat head Screw driver
Red Scotchbrite Pad
SEM Self Etching Primer (Substitute brand OK)
Rustoleum brand Automotive Enamel, RED
Rustoleum brand Automotive Enamel, CLEAR (not pictured)
Super or Krazy Glue
Red Scotchbrite Pad
I will also be swapping out the window to non-ventilated version.
You need to remove the 16x Black screws in the Corsair c70 side panel to remove the factory window and plastic trim.
Black plastic Corsair c70 plastic window trim removed.
To remove the front bezel trim, you need to remove the fan filter.
The bezel trim is held in place with tiny pegs on backside of the trim. These pegs were melted by the factory to hold the trim in place.
Use the Large Flat head screw driver to scrape off the top of the melted pegs. You will use Super glue later to re-install the bezel trim.
Use Micro head flat head screw driver to pry off the bezel trim.
The front bezel trim is actually four individual pieces, but you can keep the bezel intact while painting it.
25 November 2015 - 05:09 AM
The Nidec-Servo's Scythe Gentle Typhoon (Model# D122C). This fan has been regarded as the best static pressure optimized fan by DIY PC community since it's release in 2008. The original D122C is no longer made, but there is limited stock available at some online retailers. Last year the D122C Scythe GT fan was resurrected and manufactured as "Darkside Black Edition" by Dazmode. It's the same specs as the original, but now has Black fan blades. Many PC Modders including myself have painted these fans to fit the color schemes of our custom PC builds. I've been asked several times over the years how to remove the metal c-clip without losing or breaking it? This is my DIY guide to removing and installing external retaining ring or c-clip. Like many others, I've also lost these tiny c-clips while learning the best technique for handling this task.
Nidec-Servo's Scythe Gentle Typhoon Factory Spec PDF link, http://www.nidec-ser...pdf/D1225C.pdf?
Air performance : 68.8CFM
Nose: 34db (25cm from the fan, free air)
Power: 12VDC, 0.123A (0.63A peak max)
Operational voltage range: 5-12V (~900rpm-2150rpm)
Expected life: 100000h/35c or 55000h/60c
Appearance: Full black
Dimensions: 119 x 119 x 25 mm / 4.68 x 4.68 x 0.98 in
Perform this task with Safety Glasses, the tiny Black metal retaining ring (c-clip) can and likely will pop off, so perform this task in a clean workspace, so you can find it. I suggest doing the work on a large white bed sheet and holding a large magnet near the fan hub as you remove and re-install the c-clip, to increase you're chances of not losing the c-clip. I haven't found a source for ordering replacement c-clips yet, but I'm still searching.
Here is my suggested Tools & Supplies
Heat Gun for removing the fan label. Hair Dryer on HIGH setting will work as well.
10" Wire Cable Tie
Large magnet (not pictured)
External Fixed-Tip Retaining Ring Pliers
Needle Nose Pliers
External Fixed-Tip Retaining Ring Pliers, http://www.saeproduc...ring-tool.html?
The fan blade looks as if it would snap-on and off, but not the case.
We need to remove the back label to access the external metal c-clip on the fan shaft.
Swipe heat gun or hair dryer back and forth over the label.
Use the Tweezer to peel off the fan label.
Stick the fan label on a clean metal surface while you perform your work.
You will tie down the fan hub with this Twisty tie. The fan shaft has a retention spring inside. You need to compress this spring, so you can remove the metal c-clip. If you don't, it's almost a guarantee that the c-clip will fly off the shaft faster than a bullet.
Using Twisty tie to compress the fan hub spring, by tying down the hub to the fan frame.
Close ups of the Black metal c-clip inside the Scythe Gentle Typhoon.
Insert the two prongs of the Retaining Ring Plier inside the jaw of the c-clip.
If you have a large Magnet, Position it near the fan hub, just in case the c-clip pops off.
Holding the black metal c-clip in the Retaining Ring Plier.
You will widen the jaw of the c-clip and need to bend it back to it's original opening, so it maintains it's grip.
Hold the c-clip in the Tweezer while using a Needle Nose Plier to compress jaw of the c-clip.
Doing this will allow you to re-use the metal c-clip.