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    anyone know if those normal spray paint suitable for spaying on laptop casing?

    im thinking of modding my laptop casing...haha...

    thanks...

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    it will corrode the cover if i'm not wrong. there're a few which are able to use on most materials like those used in lappys i think. but please TRIPLE check with the shop and if you wanna spray yourself. please practice. i've sprayed my keyboard and it's nice =P but you needa proxy risen or something like that which is also called transparents layer of plastic to protect your main colour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koelsch
    it will corrode the cover if i'm not wrong. there're a few which are able to use on most materials like those used in lappys i think. but please TRIPLE check with the shop and if you wanna spray yourself. please practice. i've sprayed my keyboard and it's nice =P but you needa proxy risen or something like that which is also called transparents layer of plastic to protect your main colour.
    haha...thx...thats wat im scared of...spraying isnt a prob gt lot of practice in the past...n the proxy resin is it oso a spray? n ard how much did u buy last time?

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    I think can send your laptop or camera body to a Car Workshop (Those do spray paint).
    Ask them spray for you your favorite color.

    The car paint is solid.

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    The commerical spray paints you get from hardware shops, like RJ, Nippon, etc will probably corrode the plastic surface. To be safe, you can use those meant for plastic models, like Tamiya spray paints. More expensive, but definately no problems on plastic.

    If you like to have a "top coat" to protect your paint, you can just get a can of Clear, or laquer paint. Apply thin layers, instead of 1 thick layer for best results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggable
    The commerical spray paints you get from hardware shops, like RJ, Nippon, etc will probably corrode the plastic surface. To be safe, you can use those meant for plastic models, like Tamiya spray paints. More expensive, but definately no problems on plastic.

    If you like to have a "top coat" to protect your paint, you can just get a can of Clear, or laquer paint. Apply thin layers, instead of 1 thick layer for best results.
    They are all acrylic paints if i'm not wrong. just that the spray heads and pressure are different no?

    Koelsch: I would spray a layer of clear lacquer instead of epoxy resin. I've only seen industrial spraying of resin for hugh surfaces like floors, haven't seen small scale resin spraying. where did you buy the spray from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay
    They are all acrylic paints if i'm not wrong. just that the spray heads and pressure are different no?

    Koelsch: I would spray a layer of clear lacquer instead of epoxy resin. I've only seen industrial spraying of resin for hugh surfaces like floors, haven't seen small scale resin spraying. where did you buy the spray from?
    they are spray paint for "all purposes" but it worked fine with my keyboard. i got a picture of it last and the result was smooth and glossy after applying the proxy risen layer. it was around less than $15? my house area. some hardware shop. under nipon or something.

    anyway for lappy. i really hope u take it to a pro and do it. its a lappy! electronic device and its expensive. airbrush all the way? but airbrush is expensive. like those used on gundam bodies those kinda thing.
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    Maybe you can try taking out the boards inside first before spraying, so that you confine your spraying only to the casing? It should be easier than trying to cover up the parts that you don't want the colour.

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    that's what i did to my keyboard as well. but i'm not sure whether the surface of the lappy would be affected by the spray paint. i know airbrush would be okay. but got to find a professional to do it. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prismatic
    Maybe you can try taking out the boards inside first before spraying, so that you confine your spraying only to the casing? It should be easier than trying to cover up the parts that you don't want the colour.
    haha..this is wat i intend to do...

    i went to those hardwareshop ask liao...the normal spray paint is nt recommended as it will corrode the plastic as it contain tinner...haha...

    any1 can recommend me a place to get my laptop to be recolor at a cheap price?
    jus now went to Gmask wrap...$118 for laptop wrap...

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    Gmask aint worth it because it's a commercialised place meaning others might have it as well. this kinda thing. it's the same as my friends' spraying their mouse with airbrush. not not seen one in action though. really maybe can consider those place that do gundam one? last time i had the keyboard. it's bright orange like partically and attacted alot of attention =p
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    Eh laptop... risky, send it to nextbyte at lucky plaza the guy will quote you a price for spraying. So far I only do case mods

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    Klose : if i wanna mod my casing colour. how much would it roughly cost? i'm not really a case modding pro. i'm more to the equipment modding side =D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koelsch
    Klose : if i wanna mod my casing colour. how much would it roughly cost? i'm not really a case modding pro. i'm more to the equipment modding side =D
    Depend must see the case first then can guage

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    its best to spray some primper on it.. den followed by spray paint den lacqour.

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