Was asked to restore an old laptop

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  1. Mandrake

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    My niece is turning 4 in a few days and my brother-in-law asked me to restore his old laptop for her. It needed a new hard drive, battery and memory. Well that was the easy part. I wanted to go an extra step soooo, I painted it!:D

    Tell me what you think. It is a HP Pavilion zt1130. I have some Dora the Explorer stickers (my niece's favorite character) should I add them or leave it plain?
     

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    nice paint job!!!
    Dora the explorer stickers and lacquer finish would be cool
     
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    I'm liking it!

    What kind of paint/method did you use?
     
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    I first tried Krylon Fusion for Plastics in a Pink color. That didn't cover the original blue/grey color of the laptop very well. I removed it then I used a white primer on it. After that I used the regular brand of Krylon spray paint. The Krylon Fusion didn't come in purple which is the original color I wanted to use. I used a high gloss sealer afterwords and that is it. I did use about three coats of the purple. The original multi-colored blue/grey still changes the shade of purple on the cover. I thought it still looked good so I left it alone.
     
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    hey! nice paint job. looks good to me. and put Dora the Explorer stickers on it. she is gonna love it.
     
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    nicely done!
     
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    Very nice - and how would it be to be 4 years old and have a lappy - :)
     
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    Yeah...must be nice.

    Put the stickers on and put a clear-coat finish on it. :)

    On an off-topic note.

    My boss bought his 2 14year old girls each a Sony Viao laptop and a cell phone for Christmas. To which I responded that I wanted a raise. :)
     
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    lol yep :)
     
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    Hehe ;) :p :p
     
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