Alienware M17x R4 Gloss White

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  1. aconix

    aconix Notebook Guru

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    Indeed my friend, this post from @Maxware79 made me think to get rid of the rubber thing any easy way to do it?

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    Do you mean the soft-touch?
     
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    Yes the rubber cover, the soft-touch is still in good condition on the rest pad for example but on the screen(back) it became more like a glue

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    To remove the soft-touch on the lid (or anywhere else) you need to use a solvent and a plastic scraping tool. It is like a clear resin that is applied to the black plastic underneath. It takes a long time and is messy. It's much easier to buy a brand new one from ebay for around $32-40USD.
    You can just paint over the soft-touch and it comes out pretty good if done properly.
     
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    Awesome, thank you

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    WOW Amazing job!! I was thinking of doing something very similar. What paint brand did you use and did you powder coat the metal shell?
     
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    Thanks. I prefer to use Rust-Oleum 2x Ultra Cover spray paint. Unfortunately there's a huge shortage of their products in Australia right now which has made things difficult. I just use a primer, colour and then clear coat. I wet sand with various grit papers between coats and then a buff/polish at the end.
     
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    Very cool and thanks for the tip.
     
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    No problemo. I also sometimes use Dupli-color colour match paint for some projects, if I want a more metallic look. I'm just about to start an M18x R2 and I'll probably go for a metallic yellow or green.

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