Spray painted my Dell Laptop!

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

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  1. LaptopModder

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    I suggest you use metal primer then polyurethane car paint. This also requires lots and lots of sanding.
     
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    Hey Stuff79,

    thanks a lot for the response! I was worried that you don't check this thread very much anymore and I would never get a response so I was really surprised to get a reply only a couple days later!

    I definitely think that I may have sprayed each coat on too thickly without allowing for ample time to dry in between layers. I'm not completelyy sure thats the case though because I know that for the last few layers of paint, I would spray, wait several hours and then wetsand with 1000 grit sandpaper to remove orangepeel.

    I am thinking that the problem may have been the clearcoat I used. I will change up the clearcoat and use the same brands you used but I was wondering - how has the quality of the paint and clearcoat held up for the past year? Is it like a factory clearcoating job where the clearcoat is rock hard and fingerprints just wipe off? My paintjob is a borderline disaster because the clearcoat is VERY soft, to the point that fingerprints and palmprints leave lasting impressions =(

    Can you also give me some suggestions on painting locations, temperatures and dry times? I painted in the garage and had a lot of problems with tiny falling dust particles
     
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    that is a sweet paintjob dude! what steps/paints did you use?
     
  4. snowboardpunk

    snowboardpunk Notebook Consultant

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    so did u write a guide? if u did wat page is it on? i dont see it on the first page
     
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    Amazing! Istead of messing up your laptop like most people do. That looks so professional and actually looks like it would add value to your notebook and not take it away!!! Well done.
     
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    awesome job! :D only DIY one I've seen that hasn't been messy...looks sweet
     
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    Extremely impressive!
     
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    Looks great, Now that it has been a year or 2, How is this paint job holding up? Have any current pictures?
    Hum........
    Last Activity: 02-18-2009 09:00 PM

    So i guess he no longer logs on..
     
  9. calummackay81

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    haha, that so rocks... heading to the paint cupboard now to see if i have any magnolia wall paint left :/
     
  10. mankrik

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    That looks great! Looks better than my first attempt at that..... :(
     
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