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Some help on painting a laptop.

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by sabbyk, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. sabbyk

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    I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite M115-S3094 Laptop in October. The color I got was Mist Gray, and it looked pretty nice. One day I saw a small surface scratch, so I decided to try to buff it out with an eraser...what a mistake. The eraser ended up taking the top layer of the paint off, so there was an awkward looking streak on there now.

    It doesn't stop there. I figured I could remove the top layer of the paint so it would look more even. That ended up making it look more uneven. So I got to the point where I was trying to even the surface color, and I ended up taking off the paint on the corner. So now my laptop looks like crap with a black corner.

    I believe cosmetic damage (especially caused by me) is not covered by the warranty. I am disapointed that Toshiba put some really crappy paint on the lid which would have over time became splotchy anyway, from what I have seen with other Satellites in the same color.

    I am considering painting my laptop, but this is my first one, and I don't want to take it apart (although I could, but since it's still under warranty, I am wary of it). Would I have to remove the paint that is already on the lid? What kind of paint remover can I use for this? Underneath the paint is black plastic, so I was thinking I could spray paint some type of glitter with a glossy clear paint over it. Any help/suggestions/etc. are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Another step-by-step guide~

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