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. MagicMike

    MagicMike Notebook Consultant

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    That's a good question, dunno the answer to it either, and as long as the 1070 purrs and handles games well which it does, then i have no incentive to sell:)

    And if other mxm cards are released and work then we might have another route of gpu upgrade.

    Btw, the primed cover already looks good lol, well done buddy!
     
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    The paint is auto touch up paint and it sprays pretty thick so it is be interesting to see how hard it is to get a good clean layer


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    First coat

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    Just needs a few more coats of clear.

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    Looking really good! How many coats altogether does it normally take? Including primer, main paint and clear and whatever else.
     
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    It has two coats of primer and I would have done 4 coats of color on this one. I had to do light coats as the spray can wanted to spit out blobs if I tried to go too heavy and they were a huge pain to sand out. I only got one coat of clear on before the can ran out so I have to grab some more today. I think it will take at least 3 coats of clear.

    I pulled the motherboard out of the frame yesterday so once I have things taped up I will give that a prime.
     
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    that's quite a bit of work then! But I guess the end effect justifies it, nice one!
     
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    Yeah it’s a lot of work. I have to wait 3 hours between coats of primer and there’s lots of chances to F it all up


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    After all these years it was the first time I’ve ever pulled the motherboard from this machine. There’s a bit more to it than the 17 and M17x


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    Clear coats are done. Ended up putting 5 coats on and it looks amazing. Too dark to see the full effect though. It needs to cure for about a week now.

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