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Old Jun 25, 2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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I Plasti Dipped my MBP

I Plasti Dipped the bottom of my 13" MBP today. Makes it grippy and protected from scratches. If you aren't familiar with Plasti Dip it is removable, it just peels off.

I only just applied the coating, so durability and functionality have yet to be tested. But I can already tell that it is going to remedy the bottom being so slippery.

The look reminds me of the first aluminum iMacs.
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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looks good.
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 09:25 PM   #3
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looks good.
looks nice
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 09:42 PM   #4
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Hows the heat issue? Other than that, that thing is sexy.
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 09:53 PM   #5
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where did you buy the plasti dip. its looks nice
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 09:58 PM   #6
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Hey I like this a lot, did you actually dip it? If so how did you do it so evenly?
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 10:42 PM   #7
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http://www.plastidip.com/ u mean this?

Yeah thats not easy to do its like spray painting, you need some skill. Or lots of practise and technique.

But Looks good.
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 10:48 PM   #8
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The plastidip was a spray can purchased from home depot.

Best shouldn't be an issue. No more than with a hard shell case.
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 10:50 PM   #9
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Is it hard to do?
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 11:23 PM   #10
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thats niiiiiice. reeaal niiiiice.
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 12:25 AM   #11
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Whoa, how'd you get it so smooth and even with a spray can? Never seen this type of product. Could one just apply this to the bottom and top and forego the hardcase?
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 12:30 AM   #12
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Whoa, how'd you get it so smooth and even with a spray can? Never seen this type of product. Could one just apply this to the bottom and top and forego the hardcase?
Same as with all spray cans - easy, even spraying with constant movement.
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 12:35 AM   #13
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I like the look, but it says that on porous metals it isn't removable. Are you sure it will come off of the textured metal of the MBP?
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 05:12 PM   #14
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I like the look, but it says that on porous metals it isn't removable. Are you sure it will come off of the textured metal of the MBP?
Peels right off. As I feared, the plastic feet quickly rubbed through and the whole coating started peeling with it. I think the only way to make this work for a decent amount of time would be to mask off the feet so they don't peel right away.

Makes me want to pick up a used/scratched bottom plate and use some truck bed liner or something durable and permanent.

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Peels right off. As I feared, the plastic feet quickly rubbed through and the whole coating started peeling with it. I think the only way to make this work for a decent amount of time would be to mask off the feet so they don't peel right away.
that's a shame, you did a really nice job on it.
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Nicely done.
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Makes me want to pick up a used/scratched bottom plate and use some truck bed liner or something durable and permanent.
lol I had the same idea - Rhino-lined MBP!
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lol I had the same idea - Rhino-lined MBP!
That would be a good option if you totally screwed up the case and wanted to hide the marks. Even better would be to Ceracoat it

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Old Jun 28, 2011, 11:26 AM   #19
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Really, really cool.
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When my MacBook Pro with Retina Display comes in, I am totally "plastidipping" it.

I would recommend putting some musking tape over the rubber feet to protect it from the spray and then remove the tape when done. I personally will leave the rubber feet alone and only spray the aluminium/aluminum.

It might look amazing on the top part too (of course apply musking tape to the Apple Logo during the process).
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is it possible to plasticdip clear coating?
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Peels right off. As I feared, the plastic feet quickly rubbed through and the whole coating started peeling with it. I think the only way to make this work for a decent amount of time would be to mask off the feet so they don't peel right away.

Makes me want to pick up a used/scratched bottom plate and use some truck bed liner or something durable and permanent.

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I like the look, but it says that on porous metals it isn't removable. Are you sure it will come off of the textured metal of the MBP?
Worst case you can just get a new bottom plate.
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So how well does this work with dissipating heat?
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Peels right off. As I feared, the plastic feet quickly rubbed through and the whole coating started peeling with it. I think the only way to make this work for a decent amount of time would be to mask off the feet so they don't peel right away.
I imagine you could respray it, and then use an Xacto knife and cut out the feet?
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