Spray painted my Dell Laptop!

Discussion in 'Notebook Cosmetic Modifications and Custom Builds' started by stuff79, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. stuff79

    stuff79 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Got inspired after reading some of the posting and decided to give my lappie a new coat of paint.:) Let me know what you think.

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  2. Lithus

    Lithus NBR Janitor

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    Props. Not only with the paintjob, but also with knowing how to use a camera properly.
     
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    blueasjim Notebook Enthusiast

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    Can you tell what steps and end coating you used to make this come out so well? This is beautiful work :D
     
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    gengerald Technofile Extraordinaire

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    Major props and sick finish coat, shines like no other.
     
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    D3X the robo know it all

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    Very nice! Now if you can get thse hires pictures up that would be great.
     
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    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    Wow that looks amazing,
    I have the same Dell E1505/6400 series laptop.
    Man does that thing look sweet.

    You have to tell us how you did it, it looks fantastic.

    How did you get paint to stick to the white bumpers?
    Did you sand the rubbery finish off?

    I am looking to airbrush my E1505 this summer, with a bavarian blue and some sweet black pinstripes.

    K-TRON
     
  7. stuff79

    stuff79 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you all for your generous comments. Much appreciated.:D To answer how i achieved the finish, 2 coats of plastic primer, 4 coats of paint, 5 coats of clearcoat, a few sheets of sanding paper (600, 800, 1000 and 1500 grit), 3M Liquid Compound, 3M Liquid Polish, loads of elbow grease and heaps of patience.:) The most important thing to remember is to ALWAYS use plastic primer as this creates a strong adhesive surface for your paint. If done correctly, there should be little to no chipping or flaking. In order to get that mirror finish, sanding is essential to create a flat surface. The smoother that flat surface is, the better the mirror finish will be. This rule applies throughout the process from primer to the application of clearcoat.

    I'll try and upload better pics sometime later. Cheers.
     
  8. Lao

    Lao Notebook Evangelist

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    Very nice paint job. :) Very bad pictures. :(
     
  9. Prasad

    Prasad NBR Reviewer 1337 NBR Reviewer

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    Nice paint job indeed!! :D :D
     
  10. ____mega____

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    that was great congrats.
     
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