Where can I get my MacBook painted???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Skysthelimit91, May 5, 2017.

  1. Skysthelimit91 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2014
    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.
  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

    Apr 13, 2017
    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.
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Colorware. Highly reputable Company and they specialize in a lot of Apple products. They also have been featured on Macrumors multiple times.

  4. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    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.
  5. Skysthelimit91 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2014
    I checked colorware. They no longer do painting unfortunately.
    --- Post Merged, May 6, 2017 ---
    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.
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    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.
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G4


    Feb 20, 2009
    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...? ;)
  8. CaptRB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2016
    LA, California
    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.

  9. ZapNZs, May 7, 2017
    Last edited: May 7, 2017

    ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    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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