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Oh God what have I done to my LAPTOP?! 56K no

altmannaltmann Registered User regular
I've... I've done something. I couldn't stop myself. I've gone and ripped my laptop into pieces. I've taken out the very screws that hold it together. It has been defiled:

It has paint and masking tape on it!
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Wait... What is covering it... Primer? WTF it's just an innocent laptop:
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What's next... The horror, the GREEN horror!:
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"Oh what a day, what a LOVELY DAY!"

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  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    OK more Pickeys:

    Green, GREEN!:
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    Wait... something's happening, it's starting to transform:
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    I... I think it's done:
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    Yes... Fear will keep the local systems in line. FEAR OF THIS LAPTOP:
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    Imperator of the Gigahorse Jockeys.

    "Oh what a day, what a LOVELY DAY!"

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  • Bionic MonkeyBionic Monkey Registered User, ClubPA
    edited November 2008
    Okay... the unicorns web site made me laugh.

    Nice mod overall.

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  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Very cool.

    How do you not fuck up the laptop in the process?

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  • contrabandcontraband Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    :^:

    I'm curious as to your choice of paints. Since this is a laptop, the way the paint feels on your wrists would be pretty important to me--did you decide beforehand to pick a paint that "feels" right?

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  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Well, to answer Tim's question, laptops are, for the most part, modular and resilient. It's just a lot of screws and the cables that hold everything together are really small.

    The MAIN reason I didn't fuck it up is that I masked the everloving shit out of anything that might possibly be effected. There's basically no way paint was touching anything other than the parts I intended.


    Also, the paint I chose is just a regular paint. The fact that it's a matte finish actually makes it feel ok. It's a LITTLE rougher than normal, but i sanded the primer coat down and the paint coat went on fairly smooth. I do about 5-8 coats of paint VERY thin, so that helps immensely. In fact, it barely looks like i used any paint/primer on my first coat, and only after a few coats can you really get the sense that it's a solid color. I find it works best that way. Most people aren't patient enough for it.

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  • McClyMcCly Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Nice job. I don't have the guts to even attempt something like that on mine.

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  • variantvariant Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Neat, though those yellow bars seem very distracting.

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  • GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    McCly wrote: »
    Nice job. I don't have the guts to even attempt something like that on mine.

    I would never dare to defile my Macbook Pro, for Steve Jobs would descend from his ivory tower and lay waste upon me.

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  • TrentusTrentus Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    GrimReaper wrote: »
    McCly wrote: »
    Nice job. I don't have the guts to even attempt something like that on mine.

    I would never dare to defile my Macbook Pro, for Steve Jobs would descend from his ivory tower and lay waste upon me.

    I've thought about getting an elegant little laser etching done on mine. But after five minutes of looking at designs I always end up deciding that it's too much effort and it looks great the way it is.

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  • lilBlilB Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Nice Painjob! I did something slimier to one of my computers a while back...

    Ferrari Yellow 8-)

    ... didn't turn out as good as yours though.

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  • Pham NuwenPham Nuwen Registered User
    edited November 2008
    That's pretty freaking sweet man. I would have taken the whole thing apart though, removed the motherboard and all components from the inside of the chassis as well as taking the LCD out of the bezel. It's intimidating at first when you start getting that deep, but it looks like intimidation isn't something you have to worry much about. ;)

    5 stars.

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  • McClyMcCly Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    lilB wrote: »
    I did something slimier to one of my computers a while back...

    D:

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  • EgoEgo Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    That's really sweet :). Theme works awesomely for the machine.

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  • lilBlilB Registered User
    edited December 2008
    McCly wrote: »
    lilB wrote: »
    I did something slimier to one of my computers a while back...

    D:

    similar... slimier o_O

    Damn auto spell check.... No more drunk posting for me...

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