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Make a stencil, and custom spray paint your laptop.
Bold designs work best. Try to keep all features larger than 0.150 inches. This one is designed such that you can cut it from one piece of materia...
Cut the stencil. Printing the design and cutting it by hand is a good option. Adhesive stencils help prevent paint wicking from underneath. I electe...
Test the stencil and your technique before painting your laptop. I have had limited success cleaning up mistakes with paint thinner and a small foam ...
Clean the dirt and grime off our your laptop with acetone, rubbing alcohol, or soap and water. Be careful though, one (or maybe all three?!) might di...
Position the stencil and cover and exposed areas with tape. I used some lead weights to hold the stencil flush against the laptop. Place lead weight...
Paint the first layer with thin coats of spray paint. For me, the first layer is the green outline. It's important to spray multiple thin coats seve...
I was tempted to place interior parts on this first stencil. The thin channels didn't get much paint in them until I lost patience and really gooped ...
The second layer only covers the green outline leaving the interior open to be painted purple. After using it a few times you may need to scrape the ...
Paint the second layer with multiple thin coats.
Scrape paint off the edges if necessary.
Paint the third layer with multiple thin coats.
If you're careful, you don't need to wait for the last layer to dry before removing the stencil.
Can't get any color on your laser-etched powerbook, can you?! A clear coat might be a good idea, but I figured the paint will eventually chip off and...
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Posted:Feb 14, 2006
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