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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  3. Yes - Black

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  1. MagicMike

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    Wow, this looks tremendous! You got skillz brother!
     
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    Thanks man.

    I'll start painting the chassis tonight (prime coats done) and I'm just hoping that it perfectly matches the lid. I'll take a photo of the lid in the sunlight when I get back from work tonight. I need some auto polish and a woolen pad so I can get it shining.
     
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    Out in the sunshine and the chassis first coat. Ran out of Delft Blue spray though which sucks.
    The lid looks mint. Couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.

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    You are making it look brand new (or as my son's fave Disney Planes 2 character called Maru would say, "better than new"!!) Lol well done!
     
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    Thanks. I looked after the old girl so well that it looked brand new before I started all this. I’m really looking forward to seeing it back in one piece and with some AlienFX.
    Usually I would also paint the keyboard bezel but I’m not sure it would work with this one.


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    I’m tempted to put some blue cellophane behind the alien head to make that blue


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    I meant to ask, do all these coats stack up enough to make assembly difficult or is the extra thickness negligible?
     
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    It's never been an issue with my previous ones but I've never done an M18x before so we'll have to wait and see. I'll start clear coating the chassis tonight and then I can start putting it back together.
     
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    Last coat of clear on the chassis done. I’ll start resembling in a few days after the clear hardens

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    All finished. No GPU in her yet but hopefully that won’t be far away. I’ll get some pics with natural light tomorrow. I’m guessing it will have a different look.
    I’m just glad everything went back together and she booted up.

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