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    I thought it was about time to stealth my drives...

    So here we are! Quick spur-of-the-moment modding decision TBH, but looks nice and sleek now



    Last edited by Howard; 15-03-2004 at 08:41 PM.
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    Very sexy dude

    I also spur-of-the-moment decided to spray my beige drive black today, the paint's still drying but pics tomorrow hopefully
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    I'll await pics of yours

    Seeing as I'll probably be buying a DVDRW sometime soon, stealthing is a better option than painting with new stuff, cos if something goes wrong and you need to RMA it, simply un-stick the drive bay covering and send off... Whereas if it's painted, you're screwed
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    Looks nice, gj. My coolermaster 220 has a nice blue door which makes all my beige drives look blue-ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
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    I'll await pics of yours

    Seeing as I'll probably be buying a DVDRW sometime soon, stealthing is a better option than painting with new stuff, cos if something goes wrong and you need to RMA it, simply un-stick the drive bay covering and send off... Whereas if it's painted, you're screwed
    I know :/

    But it's been ok so far, so fingers crossed...
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    Yeah, I guess you've just gotta be optimistic about things, and think to yourself "This isn't gonna break!"
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    I know it's going to break, but by the time it does it will be one day outside of warranty anyway and there'll be a nice new model out which is 20 times better

    Just glued the little LED cover back on and put it back on the drive, looks much better now. I'll take a pic when I dig out the camera again
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    I thought it was about time to steal my drives...
    Lol, I had visions of you with a bag marked "swag" with some cd drives sticking out....

    Anyhoo, good job, looks nice..

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    Oh nuts :cry:

    Mods... Edit the title please? LOL I'm too darned stupid to do anything right... And editing it doesn't edit the main title
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    Ok, im draging up an old thread, but i guess thats better than starting anther one...?

    Howard, i was just wondering what you used to stick them on with?
    - I though some double-sided stickback foam might be ok, the highquality prit-pag like stuff.
    - i want somthing with a little give, so i can press the bottom right of it to open the drive.


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    Hehe my stealths have long since gone But if I remember correctly I used standard double-sided stickytape
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    If any of you guys are going to spray your drives i have used many times before dye you can get it from Halfords its called dashboard paint.
    The dye penetrates the plastic so you can still see the decals and it does not scratch of because its in the plastic.
    I have done a monitor before,scanner etc in my opinion you cant tell the difference between a factory drive and a modded one.

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    Looking good! I had a case like that and it was quality.
    Stealthing drives is nice but Im more of a bezel man myself


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    Nice one Howard, I had that same case before I got my Wavemaster. I got the Coolermaster bezels like FrontSideBus pictures ^^^ and used them with the Enermax case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theslasher@ntlw

    If any of you guys are going to spray your drives i have used many times before dye you can get it from Halfords its called dashboard paint.
    The dye penetrates the plastic so you can still see the decals and it does not scratch of because its in the plastic.
    It was probably 'vinyl dye - coz that's good for doing drives

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