apple remote colors?

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  1. blueflame macrumors 6502a

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    anything to buy or anywhere to send in your apple remote to change the color, I perconally would like mine to be black to match my laptop. any suggestions?
    andreas
     
  2. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    paint it yourself?

    I have not seen anything like that. Also a black powercord will be nice.
     
  3. ucan macrumors newbie

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    What is the best way to print a remote or a power adapter? What type of paint/ metod etc.? Are there any DIY instructions for this?

    ucan
     
  4. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Never heard of that for those, I doubt that you will be able to do anything like that
     
  5. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    well, how do people paint the top of their iBooks?

    i dont actually know, i'm actually wondering this as well

    and could they paint the remote the same way?
     
  6. Think-Evil macrumors newbie

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    If you did paint the Apple Remote black it would be hard to see the controls.

    But i guess that most people would know how to use the remote without looking anyway.

    It would be very difficult to paint the cables without it coming off, so a new power adapter with cables already black would be the way to go.
     
  7. DanielGilbert macrumors member

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    What material is the remote made from?

    For the power cable, just buy some black cable from a DIY store, cut it to length and replace the white cable with it?
     
  8. mark! macrumors 65816

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  9. fatties macrumors regular

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    in the hackers (source of obviously outdated and useless info) they used spray paints...

    i personally think this is a good idea and would rather spray than poster paint my mb anyday (if i want to that is)

    what about that wrap and roll/ roll and wrap things that people used to print and stick logos onto the vans etc?

    anyway i think this is a slippery slope. first your remote, then your cable... soon you will be living in an all black world since you have to paint your room, screen etc black as well...
     
  10. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    This brings a certain song to mind...

    Anyway, I think most of the iBook mods involve painting the *inside* of the case, not the outside--that's where the color is; it's transparent plastic with white paint on the inside. The remote is of course solid color, so that won't work.

    But I would imagine that any gloss finish paint that will stick to plastic (some kind of model paint, maybe? I have no idea) would do the trick. Just be REALLY careful about masking the IR end, and not to clog up the buttons with paint. I'd recommend dismantling the thing to paint it, but it doesn't look like that's really possible without destroying it.
     
  11. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

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    Lol.

    I painted my xbox with regular spray paint. It stays on.
     
  12. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Colorware (colorwarepc.com) might be willing to give it a shot too.
     
  13. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Given they already color the intel macs, they almost certainly would. Of course, the price may not be worth it.
     
  14. blueflame thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nope, i called them, they do it
    andreas
     
  15. ironic23 macrumors 6502

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    haha. now if they made those remotes out of aluminum to compliment the MBp...
     
  16. mark! macrumors 65816

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    agreed. Next someone will want an aluminum power cord...
     
  18. mark! macrumors 65816

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    i think the white contrasts well with the macbook pro.
    like the power adapter.


    accessories (iPod, airport, remote)=white
    hardware (computer)=aluminum
     
  19. blueflame thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    see, i disagree, i think the white with white looks wonderful, and white with black OK, but white with silver it terrible
    andreas
     
  20. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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    I think that Apple Should try to match accesories with their computers. All except the MacBook Pro.
     
  21. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

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    What would you do? Silver with silver? How stupid would that look. :rolleyes:
     
  22. blueflame thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dont think silver would look stupid at all
    andreas
     

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