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Hey guys I was thinking about adding a window to my case but I dont like the look of that black rubber that you have to put on the edges of the cut. Is there any other way to do it without having to ? Also any tutorials on making the window flush with the case?

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So I was thinking it over and thought maybe I can just cover part of the plexy glass as the "WINDOW" while I paint the rest of the color of the case. Once I remove the "cover" I'll have (what looks likes) an extremely flush window on a case door. And i'll just cut the plexi to the size of the case cover....

 

....sounds like it'd work to me...

 

would the plexi need prepping?

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So I was thinking it over and thought maybe I can just cover part of the plexy glass as the "WINDOW" while I paint the rest of the color of the case. Once I remove the "cover" I'll have (what looks likes) an extremely flush window on a case door. And i'll just cut the plexi to the size of the case cover....

I don't see how this would change anything. You'll still have the issue of how you'll attach the plexi to the case side. This idea really doesn't change the project, it just makes the window bigger.

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Rubber Cement?

Right.... or you could use hot glue, or bolts, or rivets. But that's not really my point.

 

The original post was looking for a way to install a case window without a rubber gasket. I don't see how painting the window solves that problem. I understand the idea that painting it black may help to hide the seams a bit, but you still have the same issue of what you're going to do in place of the gasket. Paint it red, purple, blue... any color you want really, but you still have to come up with a relatively seamless way to actually attach it. The way I see it, the paint idea doesn't really solve the problem in the initial post.

 

Also, black paint on plexi and black paint on metal are going to look different, and you're still going to be able to see an edge there. Most people just drill a few holes and bolt the plexi in place right behind the case side (which you cut a hole in for the window). If you cut a clean hole, file it, and paint it, this can look very nice.

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