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#1 LetsDoDamage

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 11:04 AM

Hey all am thinking about trying out some case mods and I here people suggesting getting a Dremel.

Would this be the right sort of thing to get along with a spare 360 shell to try it out on? I picked a Draper because it's a slightly cheaper alternative.

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...#ht_2254wt_1019

Also should I use plexiglass or acrylic plastic?

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 05:04 PM

Plexi or Acrylic? Acrylic is pretty heavy duty stuff. Because of it's commercial uses (fishtanks, windows, etc), it might be a bit tougher to shape than Plexi.

As far as case shaping goes, that tool you purchased will do the job. Be sure to look at the parts included as you might need a cutting bit also. The cuts always look rough, so don't forget the proper sanding wheels too.

Also, when you're trimming the 360 shell, fragments and white dust go everywhere. This isn't something you want to do in a bedroom or kitchen. Try to do this work outside if you don't have a designated shop area.

Oh, one last heads up ... eye protection. Don't ever cut without eye protection.

Edited by Accord, 09 May 2010 - 05:05 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2010 - 05:11 PM

Yea I was planning on getting some eye protection and it's going to be done in the garage. I wasn't aware that acrylic was that tough so plexi it is then smile.gif

Cheers for the advice

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 05:51 PM

not a problem.


I'm no chemist, but since Acrylic is stronger than Plexi, the fibers running in it must be longer. Longer fibers = more susceptible to fractures and chipping when cutting.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 06:08 PM

Plexi definitely then. Thanks for the help, much appreciated.




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