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Laptop paint Job!

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November 28, 2012 11:55:35 AM

One thing I have always hated, is owning something, which someone else owns. I like to be original, So I took it upon myself to give my laptop a fresh look,

Heres how it went........

The laptop lid was made from shiny titanium (swear down!), really good quality.

So the first thing to do was to give it a sand down!



and after.............

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I Had a thought about what I wanted, and as I'm a DJ I thought I'd go with a sound theme. So I made a template of a speaker, and a volume slider, then carefully cut it out with my pal stanley and a straight edge.



I had decided to give the lid a Matt black finish, with white as the accent. So Sprayed it, but got distracted when I was meant to take a picture and made this diorama in my garden..........



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once I'd done some light black coats and thoroughly dried them, I masked off the lid with my stencil and applied the white gloss



Finally I applied a stripe to the front cover of the screen.



To finish Im give it a coat of clear gloss, and polish down, however its currently drying at the moment so i'll upload the finished result tonight !

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November 28, 2012 12:13:49 PM

Aaaah, nice job, mate!

What type of paint did you use for this? Also, Glossy? Are you sure? Mate colors are actually better for parties IMO. Even better, if you're a DJ, fluorescent colors!

Eager to see the finished product.

Good riddance.

Cheers!
November 28, 2012 1:21:01 PM

Yuka said:
Aaaah, nice job, mate!

What type of paint did you use for this? Also, Glossy? Are you sure? Mate colors are actually better for parties IMO. Even better, if you're a DJ, fluorescent colors!

Eager to see the finished product.

Good riddance.

Cheers!



Thanks man!, I gave a slight over spray on the templates when i finished it off, to give a graffiti look, I couldn't not have sheen on my laptop as it wouldn.t blend with the rest imo. I'll uplaod the finished pics tonight
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November 28, 2012 5:21:15 PM

Heres the finished photo's, iv ordered some sticky back clear plastic to go over the back, but I'm not sure weather ill put it on yet.

the matt effect looks quite good I think now ??







I decided to leave an overspray on the volume to give the graffiti look I was going for,

I could have done it better, but theres a first time for everything and its only encouraged me to do more in the future!
November 28, 2012 7:22:44 PM

The lines are pretty good and the "graffiti" look in the volume is nice.

Although, I do think the box are looks kinda bad. Gives the impression it is indeed a bad-sprayed zone.

Overall it's a nice job, mate. Gratz on the accomplishment.

Cheers!
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