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    Modding Newbie

    i'm a newbie to the case modding game but ready to make a start

    Got loads of bit & bobs ready, cathodes, LED fans, round cables, EL panel etc. etc.

    The problem i've got is that I can't get hold of a window side panel for my case, they do make them, but no-one's got one, even the main UK importer

    So.... how hard is cutting your own side window in a (very thin) Aluminium panel ? Should I re-consider this for my first attempt ?

    Any tips would be great, eg how to cut it, how to mount the perspex etc...

    TIA
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    A window is very easy in aluminium. Simply mask off the area, mark where you want the window and then cut it out with either a jigsaw or a dremmel. File back the edge and then cut the perspex to a size 1cm bigger and super glue it to the back of the panel.

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    Cheers Gordy, that's the exact reply I was after

    I have a dremmel and a jigsaw, think the dremmel as it's a bit more controllable LOL- any specific type of cutting bit to use ? and I presume i'll need a few of 'em...

    Will definately have a go, you never know til you try do you... Ooooo now I can think of where and how big etc for the hole

    Thanks for the reply got my brain going overtime now
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    “Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with, and then the different branches of arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision."
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    usually in a dremel case youll get a small plastic tub of cutting discs, mount one of these onto the drill bit with the screw on top and then simply cut the hole. best to use a guide like a steel ruler to male sure the edges are straight and take your time otherwise you wont get straight edges which looks terrible. for corners do angled edges dont try to do round edges as its quite tricky (easier with jigsaw this part) then just file the edges, id suggest not supergluing it tho, drill 4 small holes and use grubb screws or small bolts so you can remove the plastic cover if nescessary.

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    As far as window fixing goes, velcro works suprisingly well ... its also removable for those hot summer days

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