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Old 02-08-2010, 08:02 PM
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Wanted to know if anyone has ever painted thier laptop's or seen anyone that has?
I want to know what kind of paint would be better, any ideas and suggestions....
I have a dell inspiron, just upgraded the memory from 1GB to 4GB and loaded it up with window 7......just trying to give it a new look

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Old 02-08-2010, 08:12 PM
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Vinyl wrap it?
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:20 PM
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I'd vinyl wrap it. I think there are too many places that paint can get and screw **** up.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:23 PM
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I painted my desktop once in college. Had to take out everything but the case. Would definitely recommend vinyl instead, especially for a laptop. You can even get custom patterns I believe
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:31 PM
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This is my plan....but the laptop cover is black and pretty scratched up.....
so i want to paint it something light and put this on!!

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Old 02-08-2010, 08:32 PM
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Mac + Vinyl is pretty sweet

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Not sure about painting. If you can take it apart to get the panel away from any components, I would say go for it. I would be too scared of missing a spot to just tape it off.

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Old 02-08-2010, 08:32 PM
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this one looks good too......

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How 'bout sending it to Colorware?
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I think you would have to take it apart to paint it. Or tape off everything except the top of it.
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Yeah, I painted a laptop once a few years back.

I did it just like anything for the car... I completely disassembled it, sanded each part, used some black krylon fusion (plastic paint) as the primer, did multiple light coats, and wet sanded/clearcoated it a lot. It looked pretty sweet, but I noticed that the computer got physically hotter after the paint, and after opening and closing it for a few weeks it started to squeek/squeal. I guess the paint-on-paint didn't work too well for parts that rub together a lot. It was one of the first things I ever really painted, so I did like it but I think that vinyl would be much better if you could get a similar effect for a laptop.
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I have to be honest... I didn't read anything in this thread. I just wanted to thank you for your signature.
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lmao ^ same here
frick...I am ashamed of myself for missing that.

As for the laptop, just vinyl it. This is my eeePC.

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Yeah, I painted a laptop once a few years back.

I did it just like anything for the car... I completely disassembled it, sanded each part, used some black krylon fusion (plastic paint) as the primer, did multiple light coats, and wet sanded/clearcoated it a lot. It looked pretty sweet, but I noticed that the computer got physically hotter after the paint, and after opening and closing it for a few weeks it started to squeek/squeal. I guess the paint-on-paint didn't work too well for parts that rub together a lot. It was one of the first things I ever really painted, so I did like it but I think that vinyl would be much better if you could get a similar effect for a laptop.
Good to know...Thanks....i think i will only paint the top lid.


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frick...I am ashamed of myself for missing that.

As for the laptop, just vinyl it. This is my eeePC.

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That looks pretty sweet !!
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