Where can I get my MacBook painted???

Skysthelimit91

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I remember color ware used to provide a great painting service for iPhones and MacBooks. Unfortunately, now they only offer those silly skins. Does anybody know if anybody offers painting for these products? A DIY guide will be of no use to me (I'm not that crazy lol). I'm in the NYC area if that makes a difference.
 

Stefan johansson

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Try call a guy called lavallee,well known custom painter that does everything from yachts to his own lunch box.
His speciality is pinstriped fire that looks real.
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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I remember color ware used to provide a great painting service for iPhones and MacBooks. Unfortunately, now they only offer those silly skins. Does anybody know if anybody offers painting for these products? A DIY guide will be of no use to me (I'm not that crazy lol). I'm in the NYC area if that makes a difference.
Colorware. Highly reputable Company and they specialize in a lot of Apple products. They also have been featured on Macrumors multiple times.

http://www.colorware.com/
 

bigdog5142

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Jul 13, 2008
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Actually, I looked as well...ColorWare no longer does the MacBook Pro 2016 model as a paint job. It's only skins now. I think it's become too hard to take the computer apart in order to paint the shell.
 

Skysthelimit91

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Jul 10, 2014
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Colorware. Highly reputable Company and they specialize in a lot of Apple products. They also have been featured on Macrumors multiple times.

http://www.colorware.com/
I checked colorware. They no longer do painting unfortunately.
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Actually, I looked as well...ColorWare no longer does the MacBook Pro 2016 model as a paint job. It's only skins now. I think it's become too hard to take the computer apart in order to paint the shell.
Yea, it's disappointing. I have a 2015 model myself but I still don't think they'll do it. Not listed on the website as an option anymore. I emailed their sales team yesterday to ask if I can still get it done. Not expecting to hear a yes though.
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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I checked colorware. They no longer do painting unfortunately.
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Yea, it's disappointing. I have a 2015 model myself but I still don't think they'll do it. Not listed on the website as an option anymore. I emailed their sales team yesterday to ask if I can still get it done. Not expecting to hear a yes though.
My mistake. I thought Colorware still painted MacBook Casings. There is another company that I believe paints casings, but I can't recall the name. If I can remember, I will report back.
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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I'd save the money and trouble.
A MacBook is something into which one looks... at the screen.

Just looking at it "closed cover" is like... narcissism...? ;)
 
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CaptRB

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Oct 11, 2016
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Why paint vs. removable skin?

You change skins and not mess up your laptop. I have a grey carbon fiber skin...very cool looking and nice protection.


R.
 

ZapNZs

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Have you called any of the firearm customization companies that offer things like Cerakote or Gunkote or Durakote? Some of them have quite a lot of experience in painting higher end electronics and may be willing to take on such a project (or even have prior experience in doing so.)

At one point I was going to rip my 2011 MBP apart and get it anodized, but I chose against it because the work/costs, plus the finishing I wanted seems to come out best with titanium.









Now a MBP with a Robar NP3 finish would be pretty kickass...
 
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