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WHY BUY A NEW FAN WHEN YOU CAN, FOR A COUPLE OF POUNDS REPAINT THE ONE YOU HAVE?

THIS IS A MUCH OVERLOOKED OPTION FOR MODDERS, IT CAN GIVE A UNIQUE LOOK TO YOUR PC AND BLEND IN WITH ANY THEME YOU HAVE.

IT IS A SIMPLE OPERATION WITH A BIT OF TIME AND PATIENCE AND A FEW BASIC TOOLS, YOU CAB ACHIEVE A GREAT LOOK.

ONCE AGAIN YOU CAN FEEL PROUD OF YOUR PAINTING PROWESS.

Step 1: STRIP IT DOWN, BABY!

FIRST TURN THE FAN OVER SO THE BACK OF IT IS FACING YOU (PIC 1)

YOU WILL NOTICE THERE IS A RUBBER PLUG IN THE CENTRE, GENTLY LEVER THIS OUT WITH A SMALL SCREWDRIVER OR POINTY THING.

REMOVE AND KEEP SAFE!!!!!

YOU CAN THEN SEE THE INNER SHAFT AND A SMALL PLASTIC WASHER.

Step 2: ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL!

NEXT STEP IS TO REMOVE THIS SMALL SPLIT WASHER, IT CONNECTS ONTO A GROOVE ON THE SHAFT.

BECAUSE IT IS SPLIT IT WILL COME OUT RELATIVELY EASILY. (NOTE IT IS SMALL AND FLIMSY SO BE CAREFUL NOT TO FLICK IT INTO THE AIR OR IN SOMEONE'S EYE.

KEEP IT SAFE !!!! (WITH ITS FRIEND THE RUBBER PLUG)

SLIDE OUT THE FAN BLADES.............

Step 3: THE BIG COVER-UP!

YOU WILL NEED SOME MASKING TAPE (I USE THE BLUE PAINTING TAPE, I FIND IT IS BEST. IT LEAVES NO RESIDUE, ITS STICKY AND HOLDS UP WELL TO MOISTURE)

ALSO USE A CAP OFF A SPORTS DRINKS BOTTLE, THIS WILL COVER THE MAGNETS ON THE CASE AND KEEP THEM SAFE AND WARM?

YOU WILL HAVE TO SPLIT IT DOWN ONE SIDE WITH SOME SCISSORS TO ALLOW IT TO SPLAY OVER THE MAGNETS.

POP THE CAP OVER THE MAGNETS (AS SHOWN).

SECURE WITH TAPE.(AS SHOWN)

Step 4: MORE COVER-UPS!

THE FAN NEXT PLACE A SQUARE OF TAPE OVER THE CIRCULAR AREA OF THE FAN SHAFT , AND STICK WELL DOWN, DON'T PUSH THE TAPE THROUGH THE SHAFT, JUST LEAVE A LITTLE MOUNTAIN IN THE MIDDLE (AS SHOWN)

TAKE A SCALPEL OR BLADE TO CAREFULLY CUT ROUND THE DISC TO REMOVE EXCESS TAPE.

YOU NOW HAVE TWO MASKED PIECES TO COMMENCE (AS SHOWN)

Step 5: SPRAY AWAY!

USE PLASTIKOTE SPRAY (AS SHOWN) ITS GREAT AND EASY TO USE.

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE CAN.

YOU MAY NEED TO SUSPEND IT WHILE SPRAYING, SO USE A WIRE HOOK THROUGH ONE OF THE MOUNTING HOLES SO YOU CAN GET ALL THE NOOKS AND CRANNIES.

GIVE IT PLENTY OF TIME TO DRY OVER NIGHT IS BEST, MAKE SURE IT IS TOTALLY DRY.

DON'T BE TEMPTED TO TOUCH IT WITH YOUR FINGER YOU WILL RUIN THE FINISH!

Step 6: TAKE IT OFF, TAKE IT OFF!!

REMOVE THE MASKING FROM BOTH PARTS.

RE-ASSEMBLE THE FAN, BY REVERSING THE PROCESS OF TAKING IT APART.

THE SPLIT WASHER FIRST THEN THE RUBBER PLUG.

Step 7: FINISHED!

A NEWLY MODDED FAN, RESPLENDENT IN ALL ITS GLORY.

AREN'T YOU CLEVER?

DOUBLE COLOURS LOOK BEST BUT ITS UP TO YOU.

ENJOY.

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Thanks for the feedback
<p>I love this simply comp mod! Easy and straight to the point!</p>
Thank you for the feed back, much appreciated
<p>This is a great idea for a simple physical computer mod. Nicely done!</p><p>I will point out though, that my ears are really hurting. ;)</p>
Ok point taken, will apply in next instruct able . Thanks for the feedback.<br>

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