Just bought a cheap (but broken) AW 17 online

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  1. Maxware79

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    Been busy this week but I should get some clear coats on the parts tonight. Once that's done I'm going to try my hand at buffing the clear coat to see what kind of shine I can get. I've never bothered with this before so it could go horribly wrong.
     
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    Chassis and base plate done except for tidying up a few edges. First coat of clear down on the lid tonight.

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    LCD lid is done. Looks really good. I’m waiting on some new memory to arrive before I can reassemble it properly.

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    Couldn’t wait for the memory so I took some from another machine to get some pics.

    They should have released these with a white option. It looks great!

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  5. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Great job:)

    Hope the White color will stay intact and not being transformed into Yellow after short while as the new Aw models:D
     
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    The keyboard is still black so I should be good. Fingers crossed.
    Here she is next to her twin X51

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    Looks great!!
    Indeed, I would also be concerned in weather it will turn yellow, but boy, I had a look at that thread and its got over 1500 pages?!?!
    Jesus!
    It cant be good even if its 1500 pages of praising the thing.
     
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    Beautiful <3
     
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    Thanks. It came out better than expected. Worth all the time put in. I want to get my hands on another machine now and something new. An 18 maybe....
     
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    Wow where are you located? I would like a quote on a paint job.
     
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