The Dyed Orange iBook Thread!

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  1. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Well figured I'd post the pics now and Yes... it is very orange. Please no haters or flamers :p. I dyed all the parts instead of painting so the orange will not rub or chip off. I colored the keys orange underneath which really brings it all together.

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  2. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    I have to admit that it looks very cool! Please share some instructions or step by step pics. :)
     
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. I've been thinking of painting my Macbook for some time now, and would be interested in finding out more about how you went about it.
     
  4. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    looks pretty awesome!!!
    almost as good as colorwave...
     
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    very cool. i wish i had the balls to do that.
     
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    Go Vols! Congrats on the Women's NCAA Basketball National Championship! LOL :p
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wow your so keen!! i would not/could not do that to my lappy's...

    paint the ports orange on the inside aswell, ties it 2gether better
     
  10. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah it only turned out "splotchy" on the LCD bezel. I don't know what happened there but it does look pretty cool in person. Only other thing that didn't turn out as planned is the bezel around the USB ports. I think I used one from a 600mhz model which were silver and it turned out more like an orange metallic which you can see it looks a little darker. Other then that, all the parts turned out very even and the same color.

    I was also thinking about doing the touchpad but thought the white contrast would look nicer. Thanks for all the compliments/replies. I'd love to do this to a macbook once I get one :D

    I also dyed one my batteries cover from a 600mhz which had the clear plastics and looks cool as well. Would be kinda nice to have the clear orange top and bottom cases for it too.
     
  11. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

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    Not hating or anything, but I'd pretty much kill myself if that was my laptop.
     
  12. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I think it looks really nice. (Although I would have done it in lime green:D) A lot of people will hate because its not white or black but remember apples emac or imac phase whichever it was with the 5 different color computers? Ya reminds me of those days...
     
  13. wannabe07 macrumors member

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    I think it's pretty fun. As long as you're happy with it, that's all that matters. And definitely must have been a lot of work - good job!
     
  14. queshy macrumors 68040

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    I don't like orange but it's very well done. Good job!
     
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    Nicely colored and nice that you run Leopard on a G3! :p

    Does it run smooth?
     
  16. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Wait, how many iBooks do you have to mess with? That is really cool though.
     
  17. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    i dont think you should paint it dy it lik that guy cause i saw somone on ebay selling there painted macbook and it didnt look to good... crap how did u get leopard on a g3:eek:
     
  18. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    He didn't. There's no way to get Leopard on G3s. He's just using ClearDock and the Graphite color scheme, I believe.
     
  19. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    yea i used it with shapeshifter and then i got leopard and it was stupid cause on his other thing it was clear dock and i said nice clear dock
     
  20. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yep no Leopard for me :p. Tiger runs like a champ on this baby. Cleardock is a great app. I only wish that there was an app or hack to get the clear menubar that's on Leopard though :(

    Oh and I know that you can't see it clear enough but I have it set up to display the little triangles on the dock to orange... obsession? :D LOL
     
  21. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    Great job although why Orange when Ferrari Red is better (<<I like Ferrari's:D)
     
  22. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    oh i had mine green when my imac was living
     
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    there is!!!

    menu shade......

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16640
     
  24. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Strange, I d/l that a while ago and it never seemed to work. I just downloaded it again and now it works great:confused: Thanks!
     

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