Jan 3 2004, 10:56 AM
When u cut plexiglass for the window is it suppost to fit inside the window for a perfect fit or do u just put it under the window?
Jan 3 2004, 11:16 AM
That would depend on what your trying to go for...and what materials you have or are using...I placed Plexy behind the x on my xbox but I beveled the cut so it looked good...there are trim pieces and rubber ledge type gaskets that have grooves on both sides to place the plexy in between...they use them on PC cases..you can buy them usually anywhere you can get a window kit...
Jan 3 2004, 11:24 AM
Yeah xoxide has it, they call it "molding" But their case winows are too big, 11" is to wide for a ps2 or even an xbox.
Jan 3 2004, 12:42 PM
Yes, but you can use that molding around your custom window. Getting the window to fit right in the gap will be hard, especially for a more complex shape....you don't have to get it perfect though, that's what the molding hides. Mounting it behind is much easier but normally doesn't look as good.
Jan 3 2004, 02:44 PM
Lol so the molding on a starburst(not the candy) is gonna be a bitch
Jan 3 2004, 05:43 PM
Jan 3 2004, 06:14 PM
Jan 3 2004, 07:16 PM
get a piece thicker that the xbox case.. when you cut the design in the plexi, cut the edges like 1-2cm too big all around, then cut it down like this..
so that you can glue the flap left over to the undeside...
Jan 3 2004, 08:53 PM
I wouldnt glue it.....use double sided tape...just incase you dont like it and want to change somthing
Jan 3 2004, 10:04 PM
I have 2 windows in mine, I just need to update the pic in my signature. One over the DVD drive, and another over the fan and the rear of the hard drive [with lots of purdy colored wires]. I used acrylic that was approx. 1/8" thick. First I cut the window, then I dremeled down the acrylic until it was just barely larger than the window hole. I used hot glue to secure the window down on the underside of the case lid. Now obviously the acrylic isn't flush with the surface of the lid, but I kinda like it that way... it gives it sort of a.. "skeletal" look.
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