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This is a DIY Mod Guide from the Mnpctech Archives! Mod your own PC with supplies from Mnpctech!

 

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Plexi window w/ Modders Mesh or Perforated Steel inlay 

 

Bulldog image was waterjet in the side panel cut by emachineshop.com

 


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Supplies & Links

 

1/8" Clear Acrylic Window Sheet

 

Modders Mesh 12" x 12" (2, sheets)

 

Clearcoat (Laquer, Enamel or Polyurethane) or Paint it.

 

SCOTCH brand Clear Heavy Duty Mounting tape #4010

 

Filtered Respirator mask

 

Lacquer Thinner

 

Rag

 

Rubber Gloves

 

 

Tools:

 

Exacto knife

 

Jigsaw w/ metal cutting blade

 

Hand file

 

 

 

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Plain steel should a good coating of oil to prevent oxidation. We need to remove oil/dirt before clearcoating or painting.

 

Mask on

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Fold and soak portion of rag with Laquer Thinner. 

 

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Check Modders Mesh after wiping for threads from rag before applying Clearcoat. If you can, blow out holes of any dirt w/compressed air. (Can of compressed air works good)

 

I'll be cutting 2, 12" x 12" windows from these 1/8" Clear Acrylic Window Sheet

 

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I taped 2, 24" x 24" plexi sheets together (around edge) so I can cut both at sametime.

 

I apply masking tape to outline cut and make scratch resistant pathway for jigsaw base. 

 

Jigsaw: I'll use a metal cutting blade (18 - 20 TPI)

 

Go slowwww. Too fast, the plexi will melt and bond back together. 

 

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Once window is cut. Finish of any rough edges with fine cut hand file or sandpaper

 

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Mounting Plexi & Modders Mesh

 

 

Super strength adhesion. Used for mounting windows in computer cases.

link, http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming-pc-liquid-modding-custom-computer-mnpctech-overclock-cooling-fan-grills/3m-4010-tape.html

 

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Scotch HD Clear tape is very sticky. Imagine trying to cut strands of chewed gum with Scissors.. What works best is gently apply tape to scrap piece of steel or alum, cut w/ Exacto and peel it off.

 

12" strand

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Cutting 4, 1/4" x 12" strips for window edges. You'll do this step 2 more times so you have 12, strips for installation

 

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Peel it off

 

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Apply to 1st piece of Plexiglass (remember we cut two 12" x 12" pieces)

 

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Apply small pieces to inner sections of window. 

 

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Use Exacto Knife to coax red backing to peel

 

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All of your tape is exposed and ready for mounting. Line up your window and apply in place.  

 

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I'll use clean cotton towel or t-shirt as I hand press window in place. Avoid ugly finger prints!

 

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Our window is in place. Now apply the 4 additional 1/4" x 12" strips of 3M clear tape

 

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Last chance to CLEAN WINDOW of FINGERPRINTS

 

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Remember we cut 2, 12" x 12" sheets of plexi. Again, I've applied 1/4" wide strands of 3M tape to edges

 

Drop your Modders Mesh sheet onto 2nd plexiglass window

 

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Press it on hard

 

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Apply to panel window

 

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Grab your towel again and press firmly around window edges. 

 

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Admire your clean work!

 

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