My see through iBook mod

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  1. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    So i got out of school Wednesday and now im bored. So i decided to mod the iBook G3 i had sitting around. I replaced some of the keys with Powerbook Ti keys, painted the top cover and Removed the paint from the bottom panel so it is see through.

    I used Krylon plastic paint for the top and gave it about 5 coats.

    I just pushed the plastic apple out and taped it back in.

    The paint was excellent and dried in about 5 minutes for each coat.

    I used de-naturized alcohol and put the bottom case and in the alcohol and removed the paint with a Brillo pad sponge and a toothbrush.

    I learned how to do this thanks to No ice please For posting this link http://geektechnique.org/projectlab/203

    I'm really happy with this mod and i hope to do more this summer. I have an empty power mac g4 case and a a 22" ACD case to work on.

    Please tell me what you think
     

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  3. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    LOL good job. Now try it with the unibody MacBook! =p

    iSpy Cube & PowerMac G4
     
  5. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Send me one and i will :p

    Lol, i knew someone would catch them. The cubes next :eek:

    jkjk
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Nice work, 'cept that keyboard looks horrible. :p
     
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    I really like, kinda quirky, but in a good way.
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Don't do the cube!!! grrrr

    It would be cool if the keys are clear but I think those are not painted on.

    Not hot about the keys too.
     
  9. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. The keys would be cool clear but there white plastic :( You know, i had been second guessing the keyboard and i think I'm going to put it back to all white.

    Edit: The power book g4 keys can be stripped ;) i think
     
  10. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Cool! I wish I could do stuff like that during my school holidays. I don't really have any old computers lying around though, except an ancient old Medion XP desktop that is still sadly in use by other members of my family... :p
     
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    I would have but it would have been one ugly thing. The top is not as cool looking as the bottom.

    I went to put the keys back on put i snapped the shift key in half :eek: So its a little less black but still has some in there
     
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  14. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I have a spare iBook G3 keyboard if you want it.
     
  15. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I appreciate that. I actually have a mac shop near me that gives me parts so i can just get it from them. I appreciate the offer though. Thank you :)
     
  16. Theclamshell thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I had another top cover lying around so i stripped that (i should have worn gloves) and painted the inside yellow.

    Its better than the lavender because it appears glossy and does not have the spray paint feeling. It is still somewhat transparent but its cool.
     

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