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Post  killerwill on Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:20 am

I'm planning on painting a laptop for fun and a way to learn how to better work with automotive paint. Ive watched and read a good amount of articles and videos on painting a laptop but I would like to have a little more first hand knowledge going into it. I'm planning on painting a Lenovo x300, I like how thin and how easy it's disassembly is. I'm thinking a red candy apple metallic paint for the cover, sides and underside of the base and a black lacquer for the bezel, palm rest, and areas around the keyboard. Im open to any input on this.

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Post  Seamaster on Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:53 am

All I can offer is good luck. I've never done that sort of thing.

Of your colour choices, red and black are good, though I might be tempted to stick to one colour.
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Post  killerwill on Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:06 pm

Yeah I thought about doing just one color, but it just seemed too generaic for the challenge.. I got the inspiration for the black from the Envy 133's that are painted, it just gives a clean break away from the rest.

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Post  Iago on Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:42 pm

Never fear; the DIYers will chime in with advice.
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Post  PhotoOtaku on Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:52 pm

If your painting this yourself, go with one color, ...unless there is a place to break the color on a seam or edge (like the slab sided 133 was).

You do know this is going to be expensive to do? The right painting equipment will cost more than what an autobody shop would charge to spray it (and from my experience, they will do a better job).

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Post  killerwill on Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:58 pm

Im actually just doing it with automtive paint in aersoyl cans. For this small of a job it will more than suffice. And the lenovo X300 is really segmented and can be easily disassembled, so I can theoratically paint each part a differnet color without a real issue, just time consuming.

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Post  mrblur on Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:38 pm

hurry we want pics....
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Post  PhotoOtaku on Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:16 pm

If it comes apart easy enough, it might be fun to paint adjacent parts a different color, ...make it "Rasta".


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Post  killerwill on Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:21 pm

Lol not my style. I'm trying for a simple but yet classy look. I'm not artist in anyway so designs on it are a no go lol. But I can make one simple square look unreal with perfection. So it kinda makes up for not being to different.

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Post  Seamaster on Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:39 am

Play Bob Marley in the background while you work and you'll be inspired.
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Re: Laptop painting

Post  Iago on Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:52 pm

Tye die it!
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Post  killerwill on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:56 am

I was thinking some silver or black racing stripes. I'm in no way an artist so straight lines I do good.... Sometimes

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Post  Seamaster on Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:26 pm

Never underestimate the effort required to make a straight line!
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Post  Iago on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:14 am

Better yet, give up on straight lines entirely and embrace the power of the Mobius!
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Post  killerwill on Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:44 am

Well it looks like I have to put off my laptop painting project for a little while no biggie... But on another note Im typing this on the Envy 133 I refurbished... Its my first day putting it to the test so It should be interesting.

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Post  Iago on Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:04 pm

Um . . . pics?
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Re: Laptop painting

Post  kinghong1970 on Wed May 09, 2012 10:07 am

using rattle can?
get a cloth and wipe the nozzle frequently as it likes to blow chunks after a while...

and yea, pics!
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Post  Seamaster on Wed May 09, 2012 10:45 am

kinghong1970 wrote:
get a cloth and wipe the nozzle frequently as it likes to blow chunks after a while...


Ryan doesn't even post here. It's not cool to talk about him like that, and especially behind his back.
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Re: Laptop painting

Post  Iago on Wed May 09, 2012 11:31 am

{N-TYSH}
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Re: Laptop painting

Post  Rozzinator on Mon May 28, 2012 2:08 pm

Ditto on the tye-dye
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