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zane
Aug 9, 2006, 10:12 PM
If anybody has any macs that have had a colorware makeover post them here please.

w_parietti22
Aug 9, 2006, 11:06 PM
I know someone on here has a black iMac from colorware. I dont remember who though.

CoMpX
Aug 9, 2006, 11:19 PM
Does anybody actually get that done?

livingfortoday
Aug 10, 2006, 12:31 AM
Colorware it ain't, but does DIY painting count?

http://www.macmod.com/content/view/568/192/

w_parietti22
Aug 10, 2006, 12:33 AM
Colorware it ain't, but does DIY painting count?

http://www.macmod.com/content/view/568/192/

i like it except for the trackpad.

xfiftyfour
Aug 10, 2006, 12:49 AM
Colorware it ain't, but does DIY painting count?

http://www.macmod.com/content/view/568/192/
you did a good job (was this yours..?)! my fiance tried doing that with his old iBook and it looked like poop ;)

livingfortoday
Aug 10, 2006, 01:18 AM
you did a good job (was this yours..?)! my fiance tried doing that with his old iBook and it looked like poop ;)

Yeah, it was mine. I did a G3 iBook as well (it's on there as the "SkyBook"), since you can paint those from the inside and they look better than trying a G4. But yeah - can't change the trackpad color, unfortunately. Woulda liked a white one.

xfiftyfour
Aug 10, 2006, 01:37 AM
Yeah, it was mine. I did a G3 iBook as well (it's on there as the "SkyBook"), since you can paint those from the inside and they look better than trying a G4. But yeah - can't change the trackpad color, unfortunately. Woulda liked a white one.
yeah, i *think* his was a G3 - he took it apart and basically soaked it in nail polish remover to get rid of the white and then spray painted it blue (and then black, later) - in the end though, the thing just looked like it'd been run over a few times. :p :rolleyes:

Roba
Aug 10, 2006, 01:57 AM
For those who have a Mac Mini who are looking at getting a coloured one maybe they could consider getting a skin from FastMac.com for $69.
Here is the link (http://store.fastmac.com/product_info.php?cPath=61&products_id=246)

Here is also a link with how some of them look (http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2006/05/fastmac_colourf.html)

Bobdude161
Aug 10, 2006, 04:02 AM
Oh yeah, back then before Apple made cool cases I modded like crazy. The blue mac is a Performa 5260/120 and I did a crappy job. The black Mac is a Beige G3. I did a pretty good job on that one, although u can't see any great detail because of my 20 dollar camera. Which reminds me, would anyone like to donate a better camera to me? I am a poor man. :o

sunfast
Aug 10, 2006, 04:11 AM
Isn't colorware quite pricey? Wouldn't let it anywhere near my mac anyway.

zane
Aug 10, 2006, 08:08 AM
Is there any kind of special paint to get when you paint it yourself. Colorware uses a special paint but i dont think you can just buy the paint.

Also does anybody have painted ipods.

If you paint a mac black will it run at a higher temperature

Objectivist-C
Aug 10, 2006, 01:44 PM
If you paint a mac black will it run at a higher temperature

Not significantly.

killuminati
Aug 10, 2006, 01:53 PM
If you paint a mac black will it run at a higher temperature

Yes, that's why all the Dells explode :rolleyes:

jamesW135
Aug 10, 2006, 08:52 PM
ColorWare only look's good on MacBook's for some reason. As Markk said " The new green MacBook." "It's teh sex. I mean when I see a red G5 I'm like "eww"

zane
Aug 10, 2006, 09:49 PM
ColorWare only look's good on MacBook's for some reason. As Markk said " The new green MacBook." "It's teh sex. I mean when I see a red G5 I'm like "eww"

If your talking about a red g5 powermac they dont paint powermacs.

w_parietti22
Aug 11, 2006, 01:41 AM
If your talking about a red g5 powermac they dont paint powermacs.

He's talking about the iMac.

batman123
Aug 11, 2006, 06:58 AM
but, the black imac...phoa!!!! that is hot! :cool:

http://www.colorwarepc.com/_inventoryImages/images/color_choice_iMac/Jet_Black.jpg


u cant say that aint cool :rolleyes:

kildraik
Aug 11, 2006, 12:08 PM
He's talking about the iMac.
You can special order one, but I imagine it wold cost a fortune.

w_parietti22
Aug 11, 2006, 12:14 PM
You can special order one, but I imagine it wold cost a fortune.

Its like $450 more than the regular iMac. :( Plus I don't think it looks good on them anyway.

I <3 the iPods though. This is my dream one, to bad I could get a 60gb for the cost.

zane
Aug 11, 2006, 12:33 PM
Look at the pretty powerbook.

http://media.g4tv.com/images/ttv/graphics/thescreensavers/3586027.jpg

ebuc
Aug 11, 2006, 12:45 PM
Echoing a previous poster, what kind of paint does colorware use? They say that they have their own special formula, but it can't be all that different from paint one can actually buy. Any painters know of a paint that would closely approximate colorware's offering?

srf4real
Aug 11, 2006, 03:17 PM
Any matte color enamel in an aerosol can (high quality - not the cheap stuff) will adhere decently enough, but a professional job would require powder coating and you don't want to get into that unless experienced!

i checked out the link for mini cases. I bet they make alot of extra bucks from the deposit money after the buyer mangles the case while removing it. I'm a little timid to remove mine myself (or I'd already have that memory upgrade)

Deepdale
Aug 12, 2006, 04:19 AM
http://media.g4tv.com/images/ttv/graphics/thescreensavers/3586027.jpg

Good looking machine ... Colorware is pricey, but they give the purchaser what they are looking for. Many think the charge for customizing a computer is excessive, but I believe Apple's price for RAM makes Colorware look like a real bargain if a very special look is of paramount importance.

wonga1127
Aug 14, 2006, 02:07 AM
but, the black imac...phoa!!!! that is hot! :cool:

http://www.colorwarepc.com/_inventoryImages/images/color_choice_iMac/Jet_Black.jpg


u cant say that aint cool :rolleyes:
If Apple sold one of those, I'd cost $250 more than the white one.

Josias
Aug 14, 2006, 10:43 AM
If Apple sold one of those, I'd cost $250 more than the white one.

Yeah, but with Colorware, it's more than $250 extra...;)