Pet Shop Boys discoBook

Posted by: marvymarv

Pet Shop Boys discoBook - 03/30/07 12:08 AM

Hi guys, I've been admiring all the work that you all do for a long time now. Anyway, I finally got around to doing my first mod, a 700mhz G3 iBook that I took off someone's hands through eBay. It needed a new LCD display so I snagged one off there for cheap too. I figured since I had the computer open, I might as well do a case mod:

You really have to see it in person to see it sparkle and twinkle. After I put it together, I went over the outside of the case with Armor All. This baby SHINES. I got the idea for the orange Apple logo and a shimmering silver from this picture I took of the Pet Shop Boys, which I use for the desktop pic:

Posted by: marvymarv

Re: Pet Shop Boys discoBook - 03/30/07 01:26 AM

After I removed the original white paint by leaving the case in rubbing alcohol for an hour or so, I hit the inside with a few coats of glitter spray paint. It's just the glitter so I then went over the whole thing with silver chrome spray paint. Because you see the underside of the layer of chrome paint, it's not as shiny as the top side which is on the inside of the case so you don't see it. Still, it came out good enough for me. It's metallic enough to look like a slightly shinier Ti-Book when held side by side. Except this has the glitter which give it an extra dimension. The clear case of the iBook makes it look like it's under a major coating of shellac which gives it further dimension. I think I'll continue to do more iBook mods for this reason. The paint underneath is really protected well.
Posted by: maestro

Re: Pet Shop Boys discoBook - 03/30/07 01:17 PM

Pictures of the mod please...