Gelaskins and other protective/design "skins"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Moosebear, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Moosebear macrumors newbie

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    There was discussion of skins in the "cases and sleeves" thread, and a "Decals" thread full of images of people covering their laptop with various decals.

    So this is a thread about skins. I just ordered a Gelaskin, and I'm thrilled with it. I was afraid it might be hard to align, but it's simple as can be, as seen in this video.

    The glue of course is that 3M stuff that peels off easily and leaves no residue.

    I ordered this one: Lord of Ghouls by Andy Kehoe. Gelaskin has many fine artists. They print everything custom, and it arrived within 2 days for me. (They are local to my native Toronto) $30 plus delivery.

    I had considered a shell case but realize this is probably enough protection for me, just keeping the lid from scratches. What other good sources are out there for these?
     
  2. Dekard macrumors 6502

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    they are hard to get 'perfect' but with it being the 3m material they aren't too bad it took me 3-4 times putting it on to get it just right. Just need to make sure you don't stretch the material.

    I've bought 3 of them from gelaskins usually always custom images.

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  3. Moosebear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's interesting Dekard I found it super-easy to get exactly right, just like in the video I posted. My skin looks like it's painted on, it goes right to the edges. I wonder if it was harder for you because of the Apple cut-out?

    I personally didn't go for the cut-out, I didn't want the logo to interfere with the image, and I don't care if people know that I'm using an Apple, nothing against Apple but they can pay for their own advertising, lol!
     
  4. Dekard macrumors 6502

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