Howto : Making cheap ghetto UV reactive fans
Everybody that overclocks his PC will love case fans (except the watercoolers of course)! Especially those nice plain black case fans! We love them, don't we? No? Well then, now we're going to paint them and make them UV reactive!
We're going to do it in a simple and cheap way
ONLY do this at your own risk, if something goes wrong => we're not responsable
What do you need?
- A fan
- UV reactive paint. You don't really need to buy it, maybe you already have it at home without knowing it! I've used a blue Party Hairspray and it amazed me how UV reactive it was :-) (Also some kinds of nail polishers and highlighters can be used)
- A newspaper to protect your table
- Some tape to protect the center of the fan
Well that's almost all we need for this simple mod.
Remove the blades and stick some tape in the hole on the backside of them to protect it.
Let it dry for a few minutes and you should have something like this
Now remove the tape and put the blades back in the fan, put the white and black round back on it and stick the sticker back on the fan :)
And this is the result :D Yet another cheap ghetto mod.
Update : Here are 2 new pics of the fan in my drive bay fan hole with a Round UV Cold Cathode on it. And also I would like to point out that there are better ways to do this (with primer and real UV reactive paint), I just did it in the cheapest possible way for myself. If you want to use this for more than a couple of hours I recommend using permanent UV paint because otherwise the paint will come off and make everything in your case UV-reactive...
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