Repainted Laptop

2,727

1

4

Introduction: Repainted Laptop

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.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Trash to Treasure Contest

      Trash to Treasure Contest
    • Raspberry Pi Contest 2020

      Raspberry Pi Contest 2020
    • Wearables Contest

      Wearables Contest

    4 Discussions

    0
    ironsmiter
    ironsmiter

    10 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. :-)

    0
    ben_k
    ben_k

    Reply 10 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

    0
    robertln
    robertln

    Reply 10 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.