Repainted Laptop

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I repainted an old laptop I bought of ebay. I'm not posting an instructable yet, because I have more plans for this thing. Originally, I was going for a high gloss finish, but the paint I used had some sort of chemical reaction with the original paint, and didn't end up nearly as shiny as I had hoped, even though I coated the entire thing in six or seven thick layers of glossy acrylic spray. I included before, during and after pictures.

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    ironsmiter

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Primer is your friend :-) Considering the paint you used for the fowl (rooster? chicken?) got nice and shiny... you may consider using a white variety of that as your primer. Either that, or fine grit sandpaper. I'd avoid trying to strip the paint, as you may end up softening/warping the plastic.... but that's your call. :-)

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    ben_kironsmiter

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I did not use any primer because the spray paint was made for plastics and the picture of the chicken is actually a printed photo that I coated in acrylic, glued on, and put moreacrylic over. If I were to redothis, I would probably use car paint

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    robertlnben_k

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Some folks recommend using 'Vinyl and Fabric' paint from Duplicolor. You can see it on their website. I started painting my Inspiron 2650 last night with this stuff. It is drying now. I am wondering when I should clear-coat it. Anyway, posts i've read say that the stuff works good because it 'dyes' the plastic. Hoping mine looks good, or my girl will hate me for making her old laptop ugly.