Project TORQUE – Update 6

 

Gigabyte GTX1080 Xtreme Gaming Waterforce – Backplate

 

I thought about making my own backplate for the graphics card, but while planning I changed my mind. The original design is great although a bit anonymous in a black case. I thought of painting for a while but decided to go for something I’ve tried before with a good result, polish.
The backplate got a de-colorizing bath and came out as clean bare aluminum. Just the two stripes and the Xtreme Gaming logo still visible. I considered mirror polish but liked the rough surface too much. Instead I polished the plate by hand using a metal polish without a scratch remover, only to get that enhanced shine.
Now just have to remove the orange paint-stripes and turn them black!

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Tim Pettersson
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