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    What Paint?!

    A student has just stopped me to ask what kind of paint he should use to mod his laptop for an art project. I told him to go and ask the D&T dept. but they've sent him to ask me. It looks like the lid casing is made of plastic with that 'metal' effect paint?

    I told him to avoid anything that contains acetone but he's after a named brand I think as well as a type of paint.

    The machine is a Toshiba L10 if that's any use.

    He's going to try and achieve an effect like this I believe:



    Many thanks.
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    That paint I believe is a scratch resistant organiofunctional Silane in an acrylic based UV Cross linkable Paint.

    I asked a friend of mine who mods Laptop shells and PC Cases and thats exactly what he said!

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    Lol, is that a leg-pull or a genuine answer?! I'll pass that on to the student along with a dictionary!

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    That is a genuine answer.

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    you could always use a silver marker?

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    I've produced a design I think he should use. It has some sharp go faster stripes and a sweet flame because everybody knows flames make computers super quick!

    I'll just leave this here, it would be great if I could get some feedback


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    Fatmas, that design is top class. A*

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    It needs furry dice as well - can you do furry dice?

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    I've emailed the student the answers so far and he's emailed back to say he's going to try and create a reproduction of Hokusai's The Wave:



    so it sound like he needs something he can apply with a brush! Why do people have to make life hard for themselves!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post

    so it sound like he needs something he can apply with a brush! Why do people have to make life hard for themselves!?
    ...or a stencil.

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    It's nice to see students with a project though, something that they want to do. Kudos if he can pull it off, would look really good!

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    His is good, I think mine is much better though. He can use it if he wants, I think you should show it to him.


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    don't forget the spinning Wheel trim add-ons that make it look like your going faster.

    Oh, and the blue LED lighting is a must.

    I dare you to try adding tinted windows to the laptop too, or maybe add a subwoofer in the back...



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