I have been using my Thinkpad W520 for almost 3 years and I decided to paint it white. It kept me busy for about a month and I'm pretty content with the outcome. I didn't completely paint the entire shell white, because I didn't want to disturb the keyboard bezel or the touchpad. Here are some photos of the Polar White Thinkpad W520 (gallery link here)! Let me know your thoughts or opinions about this mod. For those interested in the paint, I used Krylon Fusion spray can for this paint job.