The Minitruckin Macbook (Automotive Paint + Pinstriping)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by $nowman, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. $nowman macrumors newbie

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    well it was a complete PITA to do but its all done, I dont really post much here but i thought you guys would enjoy it

    This is what happens when truck geeks get bored
     
  2. macjay macrumors 6502

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    I'd have to say that looks MUCH better than stock.

    Nice job!
     
  3. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Pretty sweet. How'd you go about painting it? Did you remove the top and bottom case first before painting?
     
  4. $nowman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    took everything apart. I really really dont recommend doing unless youve taken apart quite a few notebooks before and label all the screws. each screw is a differant size and apple really makes it a PAIN IN THE ***

    then i sanded it all down with 400grit, taped off the keyboard, touchpad and apple logo.

    did two coats of base with 4 coats of clear
     
  5. benzslrpee macrumors 6502

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  6. boobooq88 macrumors regular

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    Hmmm... I have a MBP and have been wonderin if it was possible to get a dark Navy blue anodized paint job on it :) Anyone know of anyway of doing this/anyone that does it and if it would void the warranty?
     
  7. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    nice job! it looks great with the metallic finish! :D

    @ boobooq88, yeah, it'll be sure to void your warranty.
     
  8. Langille macrumors newbie

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    I gotta say this is pretty cool. I myself wouldn't even dream of attempting this... not because I wouldnt like it or not think it's cool, it's because, much like what the OP said:

    1) Im paranoid that id never get it back together right,

    2) I cant imagine how long that would actually take to complete, thus making it a PITA. :)

    Great work though, looks amazing!
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's gorgeous! :)

    Does it have a high-gloss / smooth sort of texture to it? Did you have to buff / polish the clearcoat or just apply the four coats and then be done with it?

    I think you should go into business! :D I might send you a DS Lite... :p
     
  10. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    You can pay this company to do it:

    http://www.colorwarepc.com/
     
  11. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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  12. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    Now I think you need to do the opposite, and paint a picture of your Macbook onto your truck. :p
     
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