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Painting an msi GPU

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Hello,

I was wondering what if i would purchase an msi gtx 1070 gmaing x and only took off the shroud as seen here, and than I spray painted it with plasti dip. So if I did this would it void the waranty? since the plasti dip can be removed and i dont think any void stickers are removed in that way.

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You can probably get away with it if you manage to clean it off perfectly when sending it in but I kinda doubt you'll be able to get every tiny spot during the cleanup thus make the people at the RMA center suspicious. 

 

Just think of it as rip warranty when you do and you'll be fine. Besides it's not everyday I hear about newer gpus dying 

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it's fine, just remove all that plasti dip before you send it for RMA.

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Well ill buy it test it to see if it even works and if something dies on me ill try to remove it as best as i can wprst case scenario ill get back a still broken gpu and will be able to put it on display ?

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Make sure you put a lot of coat if you want to easily remove it later. To remove plastidip you need an solvent agent that counter the bound between plastic and plastic which is not the same plastic on metal which we use WD-40 as a common product that can help. WD-40 is a %&%&% to remove when on put on plastic.

 

4 to 10 light coat will nearly assure you of a easy (no solvent needed) removal by tearing on a single corner of the application.

GPU plastic are not as porous as metal on Rims for example so they do not stick as deep so you might be fine with 4 coats. The thicker it is the less it breaks.

 

Depending if you use PlastiDip or another brand you should test on a small plastic part see how many coats you are fine with a see how easy it is to peel. take a small plastic piece of like 2 inch x 2 inch and spray half a second to 1 second which is enough for a light coat. then do 4-5 total and try prying one corner and if it's not coming out uniformly add 2 more coats and test on another corner until you are satisfied.

 

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No way in hell taking off the shroud wouldn't void the warranty. They likely have paint/other methods on the screws themselves to tell if you've taken it apart. 

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