The Minitruckin Macbook (Automotive Paint + Pinstriping)

$nowman

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 1, 2007
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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
 

Gymnut

macrumors 68000
Apr 18, 2003
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Pretty sweet. How'd you go about painting it? Did you remove the top and bottom case first before painting?
 

$nowman

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 1, 2007
14
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Florida
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
 

boobooq88

macrumors regular
May 12, 2007
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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?
 

Langille

macrumors newbie
Jul 16, 2007
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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!
 

mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
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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
 

atari1356

macrumors 68000
Feb 27, 2004
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Now I think you need to do the opposite, and paint a picture of your Macbook onto your truck. :p