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Old 14-05-11, 03:51 PM
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Here is a guide showing you how to take apart your noctua fan, dye the fan with a colour you wish (i will be using royal blue) and putting it back together.

I will have to work backwards as i forgot to take photos when taking the fan apart but i will explain what i did exactly when i show images of me putting it back together.

1 - Now firstly buy some dye, it doesnt matter what kind, i used Royal Blue Rit Dye, for this fan.

2 - Get an old pot, heat some water in it and leave until water boils, once the water has boiled, turn down the stove to the lowest setting, not off, just so the water is at a consistant temp throughout the dyeing process.

3- Pour in your dye whether it be powder (one i used) or liquid, i used two packets of rit dye, the more you use the more vibrant the colour will get and it will help get the colour you desire.

4 - Put in fan frame and blades, as i said i dont have pics before i put it in, but you will see photos in the latter stages.

5 - Keep it in the pot for 1-2 hours, keep having a look at it every 20mins untill you get the colour deepness you desire.

6 - Take the fan frame and blade out, give it a good rub down to get rid of uneven colouring this is how mine looked after a good polish

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7 - As you can see in the photo you will need superrrr glueeee, to glue back the motor onto the frame.

8 - Put some super glue on the circular center as you can see in the picture.



9 - Pick up the motor, align the cables to the cable routing groves, then just push it in firmly, and you should end up with something like this. removing the motor was easy a little wiggle and with the help of a flat screwdriver it came loose.



10 - Get you fan blade polished and ready.



11 - using any kind of oil, pour some onto the metal area on the centre here where the washer is (lubrication) as shown.

EDIT - i forgot to say, i dont know if it would come out before it was heated but in the image you can see the brown looking rubber Ring shaped thingy made from a metal rubber combo in the center on the photo below its like a few mm thick, that would have to come out aswell..... mine actually came out in the pot.... didnt realise untill i emted the pot out... but its not a prob just slides back in...

[img]http://img.mypicturetown.com/cache/QOTMhJCbE%26ii*PH6RaJXYNhhA*nr834K-e%256kWBkg.f-JL5db%25Hvq0GgDfAWhBDM/item.JPG?rot=1[/img]

12 - Then just firmly push the Blade onto the frame aligning it with the centre....removing it is just a simple wiggle again and it should come free.



13 - Here in the image top left you can see the underside of the sticker with the small magnet in the middle, prepare this to put onto the back of the frame.

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14 - Slip the magnet in and stick the Noctua sticker back on and press firmly. You should be left with this.

[img]http://img.mypicturetown.com/cache/BK.z-NERyp8yXuj.HJGVUdwT%262%26jj.nJE8P%25-nvK-7sc%3D80m%25t7I*dTflJ%3DfYvmr/item.JPG?rot=1[/img]

This would complete your noctua fan mod..... now for the moment of truth.....

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM, Sucesssssss

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Thank you for reading, Hope you enjoyed this guide to "Dyeing" your noctua

PS. Its still quiet and works like the normal NFP-12, compared it to one

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Old 14-05-11, 04:11 PM
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this is so good man! can I dye the outside bit black and the fan blades red? thanks for the guide
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Old 14-05-11, 04:12 PM
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this is so good man! can I dye the outside bit black and the fan blades red? thanks for the guide
Yes you should be able to, the blades will come out dark red unless you use loaddds of dye though and the frame will definatly go well with black dye no problem there

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imagine white (if there is white dye out there)
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imagine white (if there is white dye out there)
Would look great but you would have to probs use a truck load to get those dard brown blades white
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Wow, the results are amazing it looks like it's the original color with no signs of it being dyed.

I have converted this page to a PDF and I am saving the guide on my HDD, definietly going to be dyeing my fans in a couple of weeks now that I know it can be done without messing the motor up.

Good guide Firat, thanks for doing the guide, very helpful rep
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how much for just black for the whole fan? Im actually seriously considering doing this for when I get my elysium
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Wow, the results are amazing it looks like it's the original color with no signs of it being dyed.

I have converted this page to a PDF and I am saving the guide on my HDD, definietly going to be dyeing my fans in a couple of weeks now that I know it can be done without messing the motor up.

Good guide Firat, thanks for doing the guide, very helpful rep
Yh its great i cant stop staring at it, the colour is great, at the end of the day time and care is the way

just have to be very carefull that all

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how much for just black for the whole fan? Im actually seriously considering doing this for when I get my elysium
2 Packs of black dye would be enough, i used two packs of Rit dye..... check it out, 2 packs for 1 fan wwould be enough mayb even 2 as black would dye more easily
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EDIT - step 11 has been updated, forgot to mention something....

here it is again

11 - using any kind of oil, pour some onto the metal area on the centre here where the washer is (lubrication) as shown.

EDIT - i forgot to say, i dont know if it would come out before it was heated but in the image you can see the brown looking rubber Ring shaped thingy made from a metal rubber combo in the center on the photo below its like a few mm thick, that would have to come out aswell..... mine actually came out in the pot.... didnt realise untill i emted the pot out... but its not a prob just slides back in...

[img]http://img.mypicturetown.com/cache/QOTMhJCbE%26ii*PH6RaJXYNhhA*nr834K-e%256kWBkg.f-JL5db%25Hvq0GgDfAWhBDM/item.JPG?rot=1[/img]
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