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Old 02-09-10, 03:18 PM
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hey guys im currently ordering my noctua fans and i hate the colour of them can i just detach the 2 fans from the d14 and then spray paint them a different colour? or would that void my warranty? Im ordering 3 fans plus a the d14

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Old 02-09-10, 05:44 PM
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i think it does, there are videos on YT and a couple of posts on how to do it. Mainly you void the warranty is by removing the sticker at the back.

I HAVE to warn you to do a proper job or you will have fins which are more heavy than others.

Maroon is not my fav but they give the extra "i paid for these!" look, like an orange lambo
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Old 02-09-10, 06:26 PM
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do mind sending any links? any help is really appreciated
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Old 02-09-10, 07:04 PM
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if you change the colers of the blades you will lose your warrenty,as you have to take the sticker off the back,unless you no what your doin then there is no point mate
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Old 02-09-10, 10:02 PM
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what i would do is try a couple of runs with a 2$ fan, like a case fan, see if you do a GOOD job.

ergo no spills, drips etc and an even coat.

but in all honesty for the price they have, i would leave those fans alone. here in switzerland we get a fan for around 40fr. get 5 of those + 100fr of a cooler and your looking a pricey thing. (dollar to francs is almost 1 to 1).

but IF you know what your doing, go ahead! make a log and post it on this site, but if you're not called Tom and you don't do it often i would leave the modding alone
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I have a family friend who does panel beating and and spray painting cars, hes gonna paint the raven some sort of silver. I wanted a colour that shows class. like a shiny aluminium look I think I should just let him do the fans I will put up pictures of the process
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Just stick with the tan and brown. Prove you are devoted to cooling and not looks.
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Just stick with the tan and brown. Prove you are devoted to cooling and not looks.
There are still a lot of people that are into case modding , bit of a silly comment IMHO..

unless you are not serious of course
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This is a youtube tutorial for any who would like to know how to paint noctua's successfully
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It's already been discussed here but I will raise the point again. Painting fans adds weight, can cause unbalance and will change the characteristics of how the fan works. The blades have been designed to have a certain texture in order to catch the air and push it along. Spraying on a layer of paint will fill these textures and mess up the airflow.

Noctuas are not cheap. Once you paint them you pretty much ruin them and TBH they're not what you would class as high performance any way. So it would be better just to buy coloured fans that you like the colour of in the first place rather than spending a fortune and buggering around ruining what the fans were designed to do.

Just my 2p worth.

"The next step is to sand the fan down and prepare it for primer"

FAIL

That's EXACTLY what I have been talking about. Doing that destroys the textured surface of the fan and pretty much changes how it was designed completely.

P400?!?!?! Jesus tapdancing christ.
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