Thank you for the offer Waran, i'm currently bidding on one on ebay, if that doesnt go through i'll drop you a PM.
If you take your time you can get a good finish by rattle can. You just have to remember to take a full day between doing each type of coat. I'd also leave the clear coat layer to dry for two days before attempting to put it back together, This will make sure that it is all properly dry and more scratch resistant.
You may also want to practise first on some spare plastic just to get your technique right.
I have started painting. My bezel looks about ready for its clear coat to star going on. Top case needs another coat or two of colour first, but its looking OK. I bought 1200 grit paper instead of 2k. Might head out shortly and get some if possible. The bezel is looking good so far though......
OK, I am stuck here. I have painted my bottom case and display bezel. My rear housing is coming in tomorrow and will be started swiftly. I have also done my top case, but I removed the keys beforehand and I just can't decide what to do with them. These are the options I have worked out so far: Leave them as they are in white with grey text; Swap them out for a set from a blackbook; Paint them green too, then use stencils, transfers or stickers to put the text on in my choice of colour (I was thinking silver); Paint them with a tinted varnish or similar leaving the grey text but changing the key colour slightly; I do not trust myself to do the text by hand, I want it to look good when its done and the case parts I have painted look fantastic so far. Very professional for a first go. I suspect I will struggle to find good quality stencils of the correct size and acceptable font. I would also struggle to do the specialist keys like shift, tab, apple etc, though I guess I don't have to use the Apple symbols for them. Any advice, opinions or suggestions welcome.
I've wanted to use ink jet decals to do a custom keyboard for a while... or some letraset, but it's hard to find!
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