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  1. kaisounovsky

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    @Mosquito haha ,, yeah! for sure , I found some DIY vids on youtube of nickel plating on some small copper parts, I was thinking seriously about doing this with rads, & concluded that the most intriguing part should be preparation & paint removal from the fins, especially if you have thick rads with three rows of pipes & fins, almost impossible to get to the intermediate row, unless you submerge the whole piece in a strong paint stripper, sounds like a nasty preparation process....
  2. kaisounovsky

    DIY Black Oxide Anodizing Steel

    Best Sealant & final products : Final Step, best sealant combination I’ve tested is to paint the screws heads with Nitrocellulose Laquer clear coat, which has a good penetration capability, it can anchor to the the Black Oxide magnetite pores underneath, making the whole surface more resistant to shock & friction , Acrylic clear coat can also be used. then the threads were soaked in WD40, I didn’t paint them to not alter their geometry. Finally , the little soldiers are ready :
  3. kaisounovsky

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    Hopefully the last missing pieces to progress with my mod : Alphacool Nexxos st30 240 full copper silver Nickel plated + demciflex filter..got some more Ek fittings too. I am amazed how the nickel plating makes the rad looking wonderful .. The fins are more robust than classic painted copper thanks to the extra nickel layer...you can't bend them easily The brushed stainless steel sides are also great. Little quality issues: - The spot were some little scratches on the copper are still visible under the nickel coat. - The copper inside has some minor oxidation...that is absolutely normal due to natural copper oxidation in contact with air...not a big deal anyway. I wish there was a process to diy nickel plating on old rads 🙃 should be a great experiment. I'll apreciate if some of you already used this line of rads & can give me feedback on both performance & durability.
  4. kaisounovsky

    DIY Black Oxide Anodizing Steel

    According to the study, For better scratch & corrosion resistance, a 450° heat treatment for 15 minutes is advisable. I missed this important step so I had to degrease the parts & put them in the oven with max temp settings ( 20 minutes , around 300° that is my oven maximum) : I tried to scratch some of the items & felt that the oxide layer just became more robust than before the heat treatment
  5. kaisounovsky

    DIY Black Oxide Anodizing Steel

    @Cheapskate thanks for the advice , I bought a pair of thick gloves yesterday, they are perfect for this task ..... during the first day of this experiment I was wearing a respirator, second day I wasn't ...I progressively lost that uncomfortable feeling , I think I developed some tolerance to this chemical ... few years ago the same thing happened when I was working with polyester filler, it was smelling too bad, then I started to get familiar with it 😁 I don't know if this a natural human body progressive adaptation or just a feeling, all I can say is that the cooked lungs thing you mentioned ... is scaring me out 😱
  6. kaisounovsky

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    @Cheapskate Guess what happened today !! As we are talking about dangerous stuff, check the last post in this topic, at the end of the experiment I almost lost two fingertips, at the moment I removed the gloves I remembered exactly your comment about safety
  7. kaisounovsky

    DIY Black Oxide Anodizing Steel

    A little trick : If one day you try this experiment, and after a few minutes from getting the parts out of the blackening bath , you find a salty deposit ( picture above) , do not worry, these are just caustic soda crystals, appearing on the surface after the pieces cool down, you can remove them easily using a toothbrush, then clean the parts with any alcohol based cleaner , I used glass cleaner & it worked perfectly, then apply a sealing coat with WD40 . Best Achievement : Here are some pics of the best pieces today , I’m really satisfied , this is exactly the desired result : This technique works great for tools , I black coated my scratched Dremel chuck , & my Drill Chuck key , they turned like brand new : Still a ton of screws to do, I don’t think I am able to achieve this tomorrow, unfortunately, today my gloves were perforated & I got chemical attacks on the tip of my fingers, now everything I hold make me feel like burns on my fingertips, even my smartphone fingerprint unlock do not recognize me anymore.
  8. kaisounovsky

    DIY Black Oxide Anodizing Steel

    To select the best sealing coat , I did a corrosion test , the parts were left in tap water for 24 hours ( there is a more severe test using salty water but I think we do not need this for indoor parts, we are only pc modders afterall, : 2 screws were left with engine mineral oil coating, 2 others were cleaned, dried then coated with the famous WD40 , the last ones were cleaned from all sort of chemicals, then submerged in water , here are the results : that is clear that WD40 is the winner 😁
  9. kaisounovsky

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    😂😂 The ghetto lathe is just A 1000 watts harbor freight drill clamped to a vice. This stuff is too cheap to kill a human being😁 However .. I think Grinders are the Scariest tools to work with.
  10. kaisounovsky

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    The Top : Although corsair included a removable dust filter to the top , it can be a real dust trap, I am saying this because I’am planning to use intake at the top for more positive air pressure, my plan is to add some sort of roof for design & dust limitation purposes : let’s give it some legs : pvc pieces cutted with holesaw : Then glued together & machined using my DIY lathe & a file : All attached :
  11. kaisounovsky

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    Fresh updates today : I felt like the right side panel of the corsair is soo minimal , a wall of black steel empty of any customization, this is unacceptable, my electric grinder is still hungry, she wants to eat more steel let’s improve the mobo + cpu back airflow ; the mesh is a spare part left from my Antec Twelvehundred, some of you may recognize the old school mesh design, I never liked them at the window side ; but at the back it’s ok. As well, showing up my farbwerk RGB controller seems to be a great idea. This is the plan : I’ve built this little frame to the Farbwerk window, a similar plexi piece will be attached underneath. this should be very cool with some lightings.
  12. kaisounovsky

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    Back to the corsair case : After thinking a long time about it, I can confirm that this PSU cover is the ugliest part in the whole project : Inaccurate cuts, very hard installation system , bad threads, I’m not even sure if i have to paint it or wrap it … I screwed it at all levels... so I did rebuild it this way : Yes , again, Brushed Aluminum …I think I’m falling in love with this design Easy removal system 😎 :
  13. kaisounovsky

    Corsair 750D Carbon

    My EK 120mm Rad is dead , cleaning it with strong acid was a bad Idea, not a big deal, I have ordered this beautiful 240mm instead , I hope I will get it in October : https://www.aquatuning.us/water-cooling/radiators/radiators-active/22779/alphacool-nexxxos-st30-full-copper-240mm-radiator-silver-nickel To save time I had to modify the stand cutout for the new rad before delivery time , for this purpose I’ve downloaded the schematics, & made an autocad layout : After Cut : ( don’t mind the green color, this plate will be vinyl wraped) :
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