I predicted in my first laptop paint job that it would bring more commisions, and I was right! I have another girl that wants me to paint her laptop pink. Hers is a newer toshiba, complete with a core 2 duo and a glossy screen.
Here it is:
Getting it apart was a bit of a pain because of the way it was made. The top and bottom snap together in addition to screws. And the keyboard comes off last, not first.
All the pieces:
As always, the stickers on the bottom had to go, so I removed them and cleaned off the residue with lacquer thinner. I need to follow up with denatured alcohol. I'll do that tomorrow.
The top had a host of scratches and scuffs, so I sanded it down with first 600 and them 1000 grit. The plastic is very soft, so larger grits were not necessary. The softness is also to blame for the original scratches.
On a side note, this laptop has a really tiny hard drive! I don't know if that's just how they make them these days, or if this is just a particularly skinny drive. It could be the difference between sata and ide drives.
Here it is next to an ide 2.5" drive.
Oh, and 2.5" sata drives comply with desktop sata standards, in case you didn't know. So provided you have a method of fastening it down, you can plug your laptop drive into your desktop.
The weather has turned into a pile of dead and oozing octupi, so I haven't been able to paint it yet. Hopefully it will get better and I can start painting.