Ridiculous request of Chicago MR members

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by livingfortoday, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Yay! I found a place to paint! Ignore this post, kids! And thanks for the offers.
     
  2. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    That's wierd, why doesn't Chicago allow spray painting outside? Wouls people call the cops on you if they saw you doing that?
     
  3. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well I know in south Chicago they don't allow the sale and purchase of it, to help stop graffiti, I suppose. I don't know if it's illegal to spray outside if you have a can, but I can't find anywhere that'll let me. I live in a big apartment complex, so I have no yard, and can't really store a spray painted piece of wood in my apartment (smell and fumes).
     
  4. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Let me be more specific as to what I'm looking to paint.

    Well, a while back I posted this photo, and said that I was working on an iMac-type case for my Powerbook. Well, I finally got the wood cut and patched up, some primer on, so I am looking for a place in Chicago to finish painting it now.

    Here's the front:
    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/front.jpg

    Here's how it's gonna lay on the inside:
    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/inside.jpg

    There'll be two speakers there, the case will come off of the Powerbook, and the hub will be used to attach the BT dongle, the USB fans (for coolin'), and the USB keyboard.

    Hole on side for power button, and top DVD slot:
    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/powerhole.jpg
    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b236/livingfortoday2/dvdslot.jpg

    Those do look better in person than in the pictures.

    Yay!
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i wish i had my own place and i'd help you out, but i'll be gone until wed after work and can't arrange anything now, if you haven't had any luck by next friday send me a PM or something and i'll see what i can do.

    even though it's my parents place i'm sure they wouldn't mind if you came over and spray painted in the garage, we've done it a few times ourselves. so i don't think it'd be a big deal, i'll be gone all weekend and during the majority of next week though so hopefull someone else can help you out sooner.
     
  6. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the offer, if no one else responds, I'll take you up on it. I'm not in a huge hurry to get this done, so it can wait a week or two, but sooner is always better!
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    God, I miss the craziness of Midwestern cities. I love Chicago. Good luck with your project!
     
  8. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    I'd help you out, but I am almost three hours away!

    Love the projcet, though! Neat idea!!!
     
  9. iAlan macrumors 65816

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    What an innovative idea...

    I would love for you to come over and have a spray, but as you can see from my sig it may be a little far...

    God luck with your project and please post once complete.
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Hate to break it to you- but you can't buy or use spray paint on the north side either. There are paint stores up here- but they have all the spray paint locked up. You have to be a pro to buy it.
     
  11. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well, I have the paint I need, I bought it when I started this project up in the saner city of Minneapolis. All I need is a place to paint.
     
  12. jamesi macrumors 6502a

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    if i still lived in the north side of chicago, i would have said yes. maybe you could just get a storage unit and work on it there?
     
  13. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    LOL.


    Give me a break! Makes sense since it so easy to get around the city by bus or train.
     
  14. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    That's crazy! It makes sense, but still... Anyway, cool project.
     
  15. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I'm pretty sure there are laws on spray paint in new york city...you might not be able to buy it under the age of 18 or 21. If I recall...
     
  16. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Awesome idea. :)

    You need a little silver apple on the front though.
     
  17. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Well, it was all part of Mayor Daley's graffiti fighting initiative. Has it stopped graffiti? Nope. Just like not allowing guns hasn't stopped gun crime. Prohibition doesn't work. It just makes things harder for law-abiding folk.
     
  18. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I will say that on my visit lasy October, I found Chicago "cleaner" from "graffiti" than what I saw in Iceland.:eek:
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Well chip, they can't seem to keep it off my beloved Uptown Theater http://www.uptowntheatrechicago.com/, which we're still as a community trying to renovate. As soon as it's cleaned off, it gets tagged again. And it's never been a huge problem in Chicago anyway.
     
  20. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I've got the stencil ready to go! And the paint! Gotta pass over all the patched up wood with more white, though, then the grey, then the gloss!
     
  21. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    All I can say is that on my last visit, I was impressed with the "values" of the city as a whole.
     
  22. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Very true. As I've said before, this is the only American city I'll ever live in. I've traveled all around the US and this place is as good as it gets- for me anyway. It's very balanced. My next stop is Canada at some point. Most likely Montreal or Quebec City for retirement.
     
  23. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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    I also needed to spray a small part and live in an apartment. My solution was to use a large box to contain things and I opened every window before hand.
     
  24. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I understand, since I was/am willing to move ti your fair city. :)

    How I wish i could make my way to the likes of Iceland, or even London at my ripe old age of 48. :D

    At this point in my life, any place other than the US would be better IMO.
     
  25. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Wow, I thought about that, but I have a feeling that I'd just end up stinking up my apartment and the neighbors - and then they'd kill me.

    Here's one last photo, kind of as a bump for this thread, too:

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