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Recycled Case Mod ProjectAuthor: Dennis Garcia
Published: Monday, January 07, 2002
About this case
This is a case mod built of leftover parts. During the construction of the Playtime mod I needed some extra parts to finish the case. Namely a side panel without vents and some front panel pieces. So to get these parts another case identical to it was purchased. After the case mod was finished the extra parts where put in a box and out to the garage it went. Some months later the need for a custom case arose and out of the garage comes the unused pieces. This is where the casemod picks up and a project is born.
While the prep work was taking place I broke out the trusty drill and started drilling out rivets and removing panels for painting. Pretty much everything in need of paint was taken apart.
Much like the playtime mod a theme was to be followed trim work and removable pieces where to be painted or remain metallic silver. The interior frame would be a gloss purple. The exterior panels and larger pieces would be painted satin black. On a side note if you are after an almost factory look to your painted case choose a satin finish. The paint is very durable to handling and really gives a nice look to a computer case. I would suggest leaving the gloss finishes to automotive grade paints.