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Windows 7: To paint a laptop; Test 1

13 Apr 2013   #1
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
To paint a laptop; Test 1

A friend donated his dead Toshiba to me recently and it seemed to be a great subject for experimentation.

Painting my laptop is something I've been wanting to try for a little while now, but I haven't had anything to test it out on. So, I used this Toshiba as a test subject. I took it apart, masked off areas that I didn't want painted, and, using gloss white Krylon Fusion spray paint, did a little color scheming. It turned out a little better than I was expecting, especially for a first attempt.


BEFORE




AFTER (click picture to enlarge)




If I do this to my laptop, I won't use white. I'm thinking a lime green for the lid pieces and maybe something else on the bottom. Still haven't decided yet.


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13 Apr 2013   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Looks good in the pics.

How durable is that paint? Never heard of it.
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13 Apr 2013   #3
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Supposedly, Krylon Fusion bonds to plastic at a molecular level, making it rather durable. I also applied three coats, just to be sure. I'll carry the computer around with me for a couple weeks, taking it in and out of my bag, opening and closing it, and treating it as I would my own computer, and see how the paint holds up.
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26 Apr 2013   #4
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

An update: So far, the paint has held up well.
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26 Apr 2013   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That sounds promising.
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26 Apr 2013   #6
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

At this point, my guess is that if you just keep it in a sleeve and don't let it bang around against other things, it'll stay looking nice.
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