Yeah- I basically screwed the crap out of my Ti. I was duped by that a$$hole at TiPaint.com. I got his paint (albeit free... another story) and i applied it. Well, if you are familiar with a Ti, the paint has a tendency to weaken in contact with skin. The weakened paint was actually pulled off but the worthless "paint" (more like colored putty) for TiPaint. So, I apply more and let it dry. Not only do the colors not match, but the luster does not match either. I decide to try to smooth the rough paint and reduce the luster with 2000 grit. Well, that removed the paint altogether. So, I use my 400 grit paper to smooth the area down and i am planning on repainting the entire bezel. So, here comes my question: has anyone taken apart a ti before? I am pretty good at this stuff. Last year I parted my PB3400 into 30 Pieces and eBay'ed them off for 150% of the working retail price. (My logic board was dead) how easy is it to separate the bezel? i have heard that the ti is a b1tch to build, so it may be as hard to disassemble.... anyone have any suggestions on what paint to use? i am thinking automotive to handle the heat.... right now i have a 3 inch wide black gash where my right wrist sits. gotta love a $3000, 1 year old laptop looking like that. thanks for the responses.