Duct Tape Laptop Skin

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Introduction: Duct Tape Laptop Skin

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When you have a laptop the concept of portability means scratches and bruses. When they become more obvious than the laptop's logo it's getting a llittle bit ugly. When this happens it's time get a skin or why not make a skin? I had already a skin on the laptop but it was an year old - i needed a change. So this is what i came up with.






Step 1: Materials

This project is very cheap and easy. All oyu need is one black and one white roll of duct tape.

Step 2: The Background

Before i start i had to answer to me one of the biggest questions known to the mankind - Is the zebra white with black stripes or black with white stripes. I quit the thinking and decided to go with the black.

Step 3: Zebra's Stripes

Just sticking the white tape on the background wasn't good enough so i had to shape the pieces in unequal white stripes.

Step 4: And So On


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    Not so eautiful but still very usefull

    Im a cheater. I found duct tape that already had the zebra pattern

    just giving a sugestion.... if you do not want to stick the duct tape on ur computer u can make a sheet of duct tape and then cover the other side in duct tape so it isnt sticky and make it to fit ur computer and then just slide it over

    i love that idea thank you.

    Hey! Love your ible, but i was just wondering, would it be easy to peel off the laptop afterwards?

    I think it shouldn't be hard to get it off.. if it's sticky use some goo gone or rubbing alcohol

    Easy -yes, sticky - of course :)

    Umm..... Are you sure that's DUCT tape? Looks more like electrical tape; duct tape is usually wider in its original size, is a lot more stringy and has a lot more adhesive gunk that quickly melts off with even moderately high temperatures.
    I do believe you have to actually use Duct tape to enter the Duct tape contest. But that's just me. Anywho, other than that it's pretty cool and I'd never be able to make it look that good. Kudos to you.

    I know that's not the duct tape that you are used to see, but i'm from Bulgaria and that is what i have here. The wider colored duct tape isn't easy to find.