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  1. hearno

    hearno Oakley Collector

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    I have the opportunity to get a 3.0 tower but due to the smaller size, I'm on the fence. I like my doublewide but would prefer the look of the black case. I was thinking about it and figured it would be possible to just paint my doublewide. Any thoughts on that? Shouldn't be too difficult, right? I'd want a flat black color. Rattle can it or maybe even have it professionally done. Any input?
     
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  2. Oakley-olic

    Oakley-olic Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I am in the process of painting a 3.0 cabinet. It needed a little work and I didn't care for the textured flat finish. Its hard to clean, so I chose a black gloss hammer finish. If you go flat without the texture I think that would be best. On the aluminum you will probably want to use a zinc chromate primer first. It is available from paint shops in the smaller qty that you would need but also available in the rattle cans. If you go pro, powder coating would be an option.
     
  3. hearno

    hearno Oakley Collector

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    Contacted a local powder coater. Does anyone know if the plexiglas can be easily removed from the doublewides? Not the shelves, the side and back pieces. Or, can plexiglas stand up to the 400 or so degree heat in the booth?
     
  4. marc2040

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    400° f = no
     
  5. hearno

    hearno Oakley Collector

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    Yeah I googled a little. Looks like paint will be the best option. Expensive tho, quotes in the $4-500 range. A black doublewide would be awesome tho.
     
  6. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    Yes, it comes out quite easily. Remove the blots inside the top (where the light kit goes) and gently lift the whole top section. You have have to tap it out with a rubber mallet...Plexi is held in by the inside post pieces that have the shelf pegs. cake man. Powdercoat it if you want long lasting results. Paint can be cool, but also will be easier to scratch and chip. You can also do an engine turn pattern on the bare aluminum, then powdercoat it in a candy finish so you see that pattern. could be badass! I am looking to turn one into a custom reef tank myself. Brainstormed the idea the other night, now to find a beat up tower missing the doors and plexi...Then to have a custom made tank fitted to it and look as if it were supposed to be in there and flush like the plexi was that came in it!
     
  7. jcesl2

    jcesl2 Oakley Enthusiast

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    An Oakley reef tank? That would look amazing. But I think lion fish match the Oakley image better.
     
  8. hearno

    hearno Oakley Collector

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    It's way too early for me to comprehend all of that but it sounds positive. I look forward to waking up and seeing if this is doable for me.
     
  9. Peeza21

    Peeza21 African in the United Kingdom

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    If you ever do the reef tank, PICTURES!!!
     
  10. hearno

    hearno Oakley Collector

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    @ drchop - so what you're saying is, if I remove these 8 bolts (the 4 highlighted and 4 on the other side) I can just pull the the assembly that holds the plexi out of the frame of the doublewide? Then once its out, I can pull the plexi out of that and get it all powdercoated?

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