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Old 12th June, 2006, 11:18 PM
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Which glue for glueing on windows?

I've got a question thats bothering me since i made my first (and still only) case mod. In that one i tried to glue on the acryl window with revell model glue (cant remember the correct name), though that didnt work wel l in cooperation with the paintjob (as can be read in this thread). Then my father came up with the idea of using dual sided tape. Works well, but doesnt look very neat (not that im looking inside the case often), I think it will be a major turn-off if i ever want to display it at some LAN party or something...

So, now i keep wondering, what glue should one be using for glueing on acryl windows to the side of ones case...
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Old 12th June, 2006, 11:31 PM
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Most glue will look messy on the inside.

Pop-rivets or some small bolts can look good inside and out. Obviously, you'd have to drill small holes for them.
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Most glue will look messy on the inside.

Pop-rivets or some small bolts can look good inside and out. Obviously, you'd have to drill small holes for them.

Second that notion...

Even the standard PC hex screws will work. Drill all holes with a small bit and then redrill the case side to fit the screws. The case screws will now fit through the side and grab the window...
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I've used Hot Glue works great even in water.
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Pop-rivets or some small bolts can look good inside and out. Obviously, you'd have to drill small holes for them.
I have thought about this too, however, I believe not every design is fitted to use pop-rivits (like the one i made), the next one on the other hand will be more suited for it.

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Even the standard PC hex screws will work. Drill all holes with a small bit and then redrill the case side to fit the screws. The case screws will now fit through the side and grab the window...
You mean that the screws will 'slide' through the case and then screw themselves into the acryl (so there is no need for a nut)?
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In all seriousness, I think window trimming/moulding works the best. On top of being nice and secure, it gives a nice effect around the window. Stay away from glue, because it can look really messy.

http://kustompcs.com/acatalog/info_2046.html

Something like that.
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I have thought about this too, however, I believe not every design is fitted to use pop-rivits (like the one i made), the next one on the other hand will be more suited for it.


You mean that the screws will 'slide' through the case and then screw themselves into the acryl (so there is no need for a nut)?

Yes, it works great....I like screws for the mechanical feel. I have used screws with allen wrench heads and they loo wonderful...

The window kits with the molding are nice, but it looses that I made it myself feel.

This is a pic of my very first case mod some 5 years ago...I think you can see the screws in the side...
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