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Hello again!! Night time now and i decided to work on the face panel door and fitting again the lcd screen after lot of fiberglass resin has dripped where the screen should be mounted!!

So, at first, i had to sand the inner section/shroud of the lcd screen!!

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In the meantime, lots of sanding and detailing was done with two more different bits for the dremel and the lcd screen came up to fit!!

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Next i decided to paint it with a layer of primer to see how it's going to look!!

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Next, i thoroughly checked the fiberglass for issues and found a very small gap between the aluminum and the fiberglass which made me a bit anxious so i thought i apply some cold weld there to fill it!! The hole there was a bubble created when i was applying the resin on the hair, so i thought to make it an advantage and then i applied there some cold weld too!!

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Tomorrow i will be sanding the fiberglass as the primer could not stick properly on the un-sanded area, so next day i will be doing some minor sanding on the cold weld too!! Until then, Peace Brothers!!

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I would like to apologize for the days i was not posting, i had issues i had to solve, so now, lets get started!!

Face panel door is painted with primer and sanded a bit!!

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So, next it was time to hit it with a thick layer of primer!!

Here as you can see, are the main tools to achieve that effect i created to the front face panel!!

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Next, i painted it with a thick layer of orange color!!

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I run into a little trouble so i had to stall it until night time, so next i applied a layer of black matt color on it and then (as it was wet) i applied a plastic bag to create that kind of effect and i must say it quite satisfying!!

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What i'm planning next, is to assembly the whole face panel to see how it is going to look, until then, Peace Brothers!!

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Hello again!! Today i decided to assemble the front face panel to see how it looks and i must say the result is very promising and satisfying!!

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Along with that, i run into some serious trouble i found out few hours ago on the side panels which i have to solve very quickly!! I'll post some updates soon, until then, Peace Brothers!!

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Hello again!! What i was talking about is that i found a crack along the effect's outline and kind of gave me goosebumps of fear!! I wanted to think of what i will do so i found out that i should amplify it with a mixture that a friend told me to!! What is it all about is liquid fiberglass mixed with two element epoxy glue and some silicon!! At first, i made it without thinning it so it was quite difficult to get it to go into the crack so i used a syringe for that purpose!! Enough talking, lets get to business!!

 

Here is the crack!! :(:(

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I would like to apologize for the image quality because it was quite dark and little lighting!!

Next i took some liquid fiberglass, a two element epoxy and some silicon glue and mixed them together!!

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Here is the first pass without thinning the mixture!!

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The mixture is quite dry and....hot!! :o:D

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Next, i decided to make the mixture thinner using aceton, the only liquid material that thins liquid fiberglass and cleans the equipment used on that material!!

So, i took a syringe with two kinds of needles attached and putted them in and outside of the crack to let some liquid go through!!

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What happens next, is let cure over night and add some more in the day time!! This is a good chance to figure out how i will fuse the two painting techniques i am making in this case mod as the panel will not remain as it is!! For the painting i will be using, i'll inform you later on these days, until then Peace Brothers!!

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Hello again!! Day time and i had to fill another crack on the first side panel!! Same mixture, same procedure but no thinning!!

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Next in the evening, i went to take some goodies i ordered for the "cause"!! What is it all about is two orange BitFenix fans and an EK slim single radiator!!

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Next, i decided to take the other side panel to fix a crack!! Here again goes all the same procedure with little bit of thinning with aceton!! This part i'll let it cure overnight!!

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What i'm planning next is to amplify the case with some iron angles we use for furniture, until then, Peace Brothers!!

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Hello again!! Until the amplification happens, i ordered these goodies!! A semi-modular Cooler Master 750watt psu and an angled hdmi cable which i'll need for the lcd screen!!

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Later on today, i will be finishing the lamda and the 2 logo which will be glued on the side panels!! Lets get started finishing the Freeman's computer!! He will get very angry if it doesn't!!

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Hello again!! Today was the day that i will be finalizing the second 2 logo!!

So, lets get started!! I took the previously made 2 and marked the area of the thick acrylic!!

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Now, for the cutting, i decided to try something old, i took this kind of cutting bit for the dremel and started cutting the outline of the 2!!

This bit is mostly used with a guide bolted on the nose of every dremel!!

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I must say this kind of cutting is much easier and more detailing because you control the dremel and where the cutting process goes!!

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Next i decided to attach the two pieces together to sand them down!!

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Seeing the last picture, i instantly thought to try something else, i thought to glue them together using some liquid fiberglass and then finalize them with the same liquid mixed with some putty so now i don't have to get that much detail as the material next will cover those imperfections plus it will create some kind of melted effect!!

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I will continue the update in the next post!!

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Here goes the rest of the process, i made some fiberglass mixture and added some droplets of the liquid and spreaded them along the coverage

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I added some more material on top of the logo's part!!

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So, now, i'll let it cure for a couple of hours or maybe overnight and next morning i will finalize the previously made lamda and the lamda for the other side panel, until then Peace Brothers!!

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Hello again!! Last night i thought why should i bother myself with acrylic where the Freeman will be placed and not cover it with fiberglass?? Instantly i decided to do it!! My fiberglass hair was wet and used some cloth!!

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Now i am ready to make the first mixture!!

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Here is the area with some spare hair i had!!

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I let it cure overnight and now i will go for some inspection and further enhancement!!

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Hello again!! Here is the work made with the 5.25" bay where the Freeman will be placed!! I'm doing it that way in order to paint it just like i wanted and have that effect i have on the face door panel!! Liquid fiberglass is a tricky material, you might get itch if you don't work in a well ventilated room or area!! :D:D

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There are only few steps to finalize the whole project so the eye of the Freeman will be harsh!! Until next update, Peace Brothers!!

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