Duct tape "skin"-- need opinions!

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  1. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    So here's the story... I was listening to music with headphones, and I stood up from my desk, and I forgot about the headphones. I tripped on the headphone cable :eek:, and as I watched in horror as my brand new (2.4 ghz, 4gb ram, Nvidia 320m) MBP fell to the floor with no more than a humble "bang.":( It works perfectly normally, as it was in my clear speck case, but the corners on the left are slightly bent, and there is that "scratched" look on the corners, because of the fall. I decided to put a duct tape "skin" on it, to cover up the warped corners and scratches. I put the "skin" under the clear speck case, and I think it looks great, but I would like your opinions. Thank you in advance! :)

    By the way, I am a 15 year old guy, so this is something that would probably appeal to a younger "audience."
     

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  3. xobleedinglovee macrumors newbie

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    +1 Talk about UGLY!
     
  4. EstrlM3 macrumors 6502

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    looks pretty bad design wise but you cant see any damage. so just depends what your going for :)

    also it doesnt matter if we like the look, it's your macbook.
     
  5. Sanderr macrumors regular

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    why would you want to cover up the scratches? to get more chicks?
    I wouldn't mind walking around with a scratched mbp, still a nice computer.
     
  6. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Duct tape plus a Speck skin can't be good for heat dissipation...
     
  7. devils punchbow macrumors member

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    Do yourself a favor. Remove the tape. It makes a nice machine look really bad. Scratches, and dents always build character. Provide survival stories as well.

    Though in the end it's your machine. So others opinions don't really matter.
     
  8. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    better lighting conditions

    It looks nicer in better lighting conditions. Though, I appreciate your constructive criticism. :) Sorry for the glare in the attached picture.
     

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  9. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    actually, it is fine for heat dissipation, because the screen does not get hot, only the underside gets hot.
     
  10. jmdMac macrumors regular

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    Definitely not for me, but if YOU like it, that's all that matters!
    That being said, I'm sure my little sister would LOVE the design! :D
     
  11. brand macrumors 601

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    Keep telling yourself that. I personally think that it looks like sh!!t. To each their own.
     
  12. Surely Guest

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    To each their own. If you like it, that's all that matters. I think it looks awful.

    At least you can have Christmas all year round now.....
     
  13. brand macrumors 601

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    You should be apologizing for the picture of the disgraced MacBook Pro with ugly duct tape on it not the glare.
     
  14. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

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    Of course our opinions don't matter, only the owners, but that is pretty ugly :eek:
     
  15. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    i think the consensus is that i should remove it and accept an imperfect MBP.
     
  16. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

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    Do not take that thing out in daylight. It will scare other MBPs to death. :D
     
  17. AceWilfong macrumors regular

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    You can dress it up like Carmen Miranda, but you'll always remember what's under there.
     
  18. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

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    LMAO :D
     
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  20. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Oh it's just the screen that's duct taped? I thought you did the whole computer so it would match.
     
  21. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    dents/warps/scratches

    in the attached photos, you can see the scratches and dents/warped edges.
     

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  22. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    i removed the duct tape stripes, but i left one stripe. i think it looks better than before.
     

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  23. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    those dents were not even that bad.. you could have just sold that clear speck case on ebay and got a new colored one dude.


    That was a lame hack skin job.
    HAHAHA
    It does look better now though.
     
  24. AlphaDogg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    i had a colored case, but i returned it, because it was ****ing ugly
     

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