M18x R2 - Paint mod???

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Maxware79, Dec 10, 2019.

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To paint my M18x?

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  1. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Notebook Deity

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    I'd like the communities opinion on this.

    I have just put my order in for a 1070 from @Rengsey R. H. Jr. While my M18x is in pieces, I thought it could be an opportunity to give her a fresh new paint job while I wait for her new GPU. I have always left it original Stealth Black while I've re-painted most of my other machines.
    I'm torn between keeping the outside original or making it one of a kind.
     
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  2. rocas

    rocas Notebook Enthusiast

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    Collector notebook leaves original.
    If you want I can buy :).
     
  3. ssj92

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    Some sort of different color.

    Red like this
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    Blue like this
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    Orange, etc.

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  4. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Notebook Deity

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    No way! I'm waiting for this 1070 and then she'll be a beast again! I know what you mean though, that's why I have never modded it over the years. Once it's painted, there's no going back
     
  5. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Notebook Deity

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    If I do end up painting it, I'd like the AlienFX to work in well with the new scheme. I have thought about blue though, similar to my old car

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    That looks good too. :p
     
  7. Maxware79

    Maxware79 Notebook Deity

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    This is the color of my old ute, well pretty close. It won't look as good on a PC using a touch-up spray instead of a proper paint gun but I think I may try it. I can always sand it off again......

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    Bought a few cans of the Delft Blue and did a quick coat of primer and then just one coat of blue on a spare Ranger base cover. It actually looks amazing and I’m surprised how well the metallic effect came through. Looks better in real life compared to the pic. I managed to stick my thumb on the paint but you get the idea.

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    MagicMike Notebook Consultant

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    Looks real nice! I have always wondered though how much of a hit the "collector's value" will take from changing stock color.
     
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  10. Maxware79

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    Yeah I’ve thought about that as well but am I really ever going to sell it? Not sure. Well I’ve already primed the lid so there’s no going back now

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