Project: Red Iron (Build Log – Part 2)

Read part 1 of the Project: Red Iron build log here.

 

Spray painting continued

One of the most unsightly hardware components in Project: Red Iron has to be the Cooler Master V650 power supply. Not that it looks like a mess, but rather it takes up a large space inside the Elite 110. So with that in mind, I wanted to paint the V650. To be honest, I was a little apprehensive with fiddly with a PSU, so I finally opted not to try and take the cover off, but to color it in an another fashion.

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So I got a permanent gold marker from my local stationary shop, and this was used to painstakingly color in the grills of the V650.

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This turned out not too bad at all. Spray painting these grills without removing the cover would have meant getting the spray paint all over the insides of the V650.

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The grills were then masked off, ready for some primer and some colored spray paint.

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Primer goes on.

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Lots of primer bubbles when it dried, which required a quick sanding down before the color went on.

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Slapping on the color!

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