Well, thats it. My trusty computer is finally starting to give out the count... Its an Early 2009, and the back panel has started to fall off, half the screws are stripped on it, my hinge had to be superglued to keep working, and the blasted headphone jack keeps on going out for no apparent reason, and takes a restart to get it working again. So I'm thinking about just doing a lot of the necessary upgrades and rebuilding that I need to do (reapply thermal paste, replace panels and possibly get a Blu-Ray drive). I was going to buy some cheap replacement panels on eBay or somewhere, but the thing is, I *really* want to have the computer anodized in some color. Probably matte black for the panels and as close as I can get to electric blue (or teal or light green) for the chassis. However, I'm not sure how to do this. I messed around some with anodizing using battery acid and RIT dye, but have so far not been able to get the dye to hold when sealing. Anyways, if I am going to anodize this myself I'm going to need some professional stuff (dye, sealant, etc), as well as some information, it would be greatly appreciated. What I want to know... Macbook body aluminum type (6061, what is it?) Does anyone here do anodizing for themselves? If so, could you help me decide whether I could do this at home (preferred), or if I need to go to a professional. I'd like to do it as cheaply as possible but am willing to spend a few $$ if its necessary. Apart from that, what are your guys opinions on this? Just to let you know, I totally understand what I am getting myself into. I've rebuilt my MacBook more than once, I understand it takes time and skill to get everything together. But now is a great time to do this for me, its summer, no school, the adhesive on my replacement glass finally gave out so it would be ridiculously easy to get my panels off... I'm not stupid. I just really want a nice looking macbook. I don't care if it scratches and looks like heck after 6 months, it will still be decent looking to me!