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Old Dec 5, 2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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Will there be black color rMBP next year?

I'm already bored with the silver MBP.... the model has always looks the same for ages.. i want people to notice that i got the latest and greatest macbook from apple
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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I'm already bored with the silver MBP.... the model has always looks the same for ages.. i want people to know that i got the latest and greatest macbook from apple
Paint it?
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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I'm already bored with the silver MBP.... the model has always looks the same for ages..
This idea has been discussed a bit:

Black MacBook Pro
Black Aluminum Macbook Pro Retina?
How likely is it that we'll get iPhone 5 style black anodised aluminium macbooks?
Black Anodized Aluminum Macs?
Slate Black Aluminum would be nice for the next rMBP refresh..
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i want people to notice that i got the latest and greatest macbook from apple
That's pretty much a waste of time, as it doesn't matter what others think. What matters is whether your Mac meets your needs and preferences. Trying to impress others is useless.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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Wouldn't it be nice?
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 03:01 PM   #5
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I work in a vehicle bodyshop, just a quick question as I'm seriously considering painting my retina macbook. Firstly, I'm guessing it would void my warranty right?

Also, how far could I disassemble it, I know I'd have to mask the screen edges up, I could remove the bottom plate, could I remove the keys from below or would I have to take each one out individually?

Also, I'd be a little worried about the speaker holes being filled in by the paint & lacquer. And I'd have to mask off the trackpad probably?
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 03:05 PM   #6
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Empty the thing down to the shell - paint it all over so you don't have to worry about missing edges, give it a couple of coats with primer first then the colour. then some form of protection layer ie car laquer etc

Once dry rebuild computer
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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Empty the thing down to the shell - paint it all over so you don't have to worry about missing edges, give it a couple of coats with primer first then the colour. then some form of protection layer ie car laquer etc

Once dry rebuild computer
The only problem I'd see there is the product that you put on it will be so heavy that it'll probably clog the tiny holes that have been drilled for the speakers.

Also, can the keyboard be entirely stripped out?
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 03:15 PM   #8
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The only problem I'd see there is the product that you put on it will be so heavy that it'll probably clog the tiny holes that have been drilled for the speakers.

Also, can the keyboard be entirely stripped out?
this is too dangerous dude.... just pray that apple will release one for us
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 04:26 PM   #9
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i want people to notice that i got the latest and greatest macbook from apple
Maybe you should walk around with a big "I have the latest and greatest Apple MacBook" sticker on your forehead. Then perhaps you'll get the attention you're looking for.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 05:06 PM   #10
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Wouldn't it be nice?

ARRRrrrhhhhh... a Thnkpad!
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 05:51 PM   #11
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I'm already bored with the silver MBP.... the model has always looks the same for ages.. i want people to notice that i got the latest and greatest macbook from apple
Get a black case/cover for it. There are so many alternatives/ways to customize your devices. Apple won't release any colored rMBP, I'm 99.999999% sure of it.

This is what I had in mind for you:

http://www.macbook-cover.com/10-51-l...o-cover-13.jpg


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I work in a vehicle bodyshop, just a quick question as I'm seriously considering painting my retina macbook. Firstly, I'm guessing it would void my warranty right?

Also, how far could I disassemble it, I know I'd have to mask the screen edges up, I could remove the bottom plate, could I remove the keys from below or would I have to take each one out individually?

Also, I'd be a little worried about the speaker holes being filled in by the paint & lacquer. And I'd have to mask off the trackpad probably?
I highly advise against painting your retina display Macboook Pro. Yes -- it will undoubtedly void your warranty on it.
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i want people to notice that i got the latest and greatest macbook from apple
Why?
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:49 PM   #13
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I'm already bored with the silver MBP.... the model has always looks the same for ages.. i want people to notice that i got the latest and greatest macbook from apple
Yawn. Black is boring. It was done on the MacBook. I'm holding out for plaid, paisley, houndstooth, or a 3D picture of Tim Cook, whose eyes open or close, depending on which angle you're looking from.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 07:23 PM   #14
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I always thought a Teflon coated Macbook would be kinda cool. Maybe Rhino liner?
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:05 PM   #15
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I'm already bored with the silver MBP.... the model has always looks the same for ages.. i want people to notice that i got the latest and greatest macbook from apple
Who cares.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:22 PM   #16
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If it's the same anodizing process used for the iPhone 5 then I'm not sure it would go over very well.

It needs to be a very durable coating.
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http://www.colorware.com/p-348-macbo...92&5890=179734
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:48 PM   #18
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It doesnt look great as real aluminum
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:06 PM   #19
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Empty the thing down to the shell - paint it all over so you don't have to worry about missing edges, give it a couple of coats with primer first then the colour. then some form of protection layer ie car laquer etc

Once dry rebuild computer
Go to that much trouble take it and get it anodized some cool color.
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