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Case Mod - In Progress Screamin' Yellow 2/18/08

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MonkeyNutZ, 18 Feb 2008.

  1. MonkeyNutZ

    MonkeyNutZ Crysis Fiend

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    One old crappy laptop (Dell 266XT) + An awesome paint job (Yellow with black stripes) = Really confused people when they realize how slow it is :D

    The laptop (no I didn't write that, and no, it's not that fast):
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    The future paint job:
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    The stripes will be on the outside and inside.

    Removing the numerous screws:
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    Removing back panel ring:
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    After much pain and suffering, the keyboard has been taken off:
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    After missing two screws and partially fubaring the left side, the top came off:
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    The underside of the touch pad:
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    What I'm left with:
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    The next update should be next week because I've got to re-assemble it for my dad so he can use a chip scanner on a car :wallbash:

    ALSO, w00t for old laptops for only having two kinds of screws!
     
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  2. -Nick-

    -Nick- What's a Dremel?

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    ooh cool, don't see many laptop mods about
     
  3. perkins teh modder

    perkins teh modder What's a Dremel?

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    ill be keepin my eyes on this one!:eeek:
     
  4. craig_h

    craig_h What's a Dremel?

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    Nice colour scheme
     
  5. MonkeyNutZ

    MonkeyNutZ Crysis Fiend

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    Well it's back together now (It's amazing how fast things can go when you know what you're doing) I just gotta wait for my dad to do the scan.

    Hopefully next week I can do some sanding/priming.

    EDIT: Random bit of info, I got the name from screaming yellow zonkers (I've never eaten them fyi)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screaming_Yellow_Zonkers
     
  6. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    :) yay for modding a dell laptop. i did mine a while ago. im going to re do it blue and white its on the forums some were (black and red laptop mod or something) good luck with yours black and yellow are my fav colors.
     
  7. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Nice car to paint it after.
     
  8. kenshinryu

    kenshinryu has a flavor...

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    Now just wait 'til someone walks by and knocks those screws off the table...

    You will be able to write a book entitled "How to end up on your hands and knees for 2 hours without being involved in a bad porn flick"

    And even though there are only 2 kinds of screws, you can almost bet that your local computer hardware store won't have any spares >_<.

    But in all seriousness, can't wait to see the final product, looks like it's going to be a really interesting mod!
     
  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    pissed myself laughing! love the colour scheme, but why dose everyone always use an 'old' laptop for mods like these. iv never seen a laptop mod that has a CPU faster than 500mhz!
     
  10. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Because laptop cases aren't as easy to come by as desktop cases?
     
  11. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    You're painting this laptop yellow, man?

    :hehe: Couldn't stop myself; just had to do it.


    Looking forward to seeing an otherwise bland lappie looking good.
     
  12. MonkeyNutZ

    MonkeyNutZ Crysis Fiend

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  13. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    :hehe: LOL. I got ya! I'm not using fluorescent yellow either, though.

    It wouldn't matter what it is, as the paint/primer is sitting on top of whatever you're coating. If you want that mirrored beautiful finish, then buffing is the way to go. Listen to Bill. He knows his stuff!!
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Because EVERYONE has a Dell Latitude. Hell, I have one too. I bet if you looked in your closet, you'd find one too.

    You're going to want the primer so you can smooth out the sandy no-slip surface. If you can get this beast glassy looking, you will be able to paint anything.
     
  15. MonkeyNutZ

    MonkeyNutZ Crysis Fiend

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    Well, I got some paint and primer today, sadly evil Home Depot didn't have any high grit sand paper (600 was the highest.)

    Will Rust-oleum "stops rust" paint and "professional" primer work for what I'm doing? Or did I get the wrong stuff...
     
  16. MonkeyNutZ

    MonkeyNutZ Crysis Fiend

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    Sorry for the bump, but I was hoping for a reply from someone who knows what they're talking about..

    My last post was a question, not a statement.
     
  17. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    Try going to an Ace Hardware if you have one close by, they stock sandpaper up to 1600 grit. Usually the rust-oleum paints and primers are intended to be used with metal parts and I haven't used them on plastic. The worst thing that happens if they don't work well is that you have to sand everything down and re-paint.
     
  18. Algoron

    Algoron Fire &amp; Ice

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    Try an automotive store. They have sand paper down to 2000 grit...that's where I got mine....you can get your paints there also...including "Adhesion Promotor" for plastics...
     
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  19. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Rust-oleum works fine on plastics. I painted my dell white, and it looks fine. i did'nt even use primer.
    You might want to get some clear coat as well.

    Edit: Oh and Krylon Fusion is great, as Scirocco mentions below
     
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  20. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    If you're really picky about it, the Krylon Fusion paints are specifically made for plastic/vinyl dying. Pretty common paint to find at hardware stores. As for the name, I remember Screaming Yellow Zonkers. They had a lot of strangely named snack foods then. Wouldn't be surprised if it was for all the carb-crazed potheads needing their fixes. ;P

    I like the color and the theme, great car. Good luck!
     
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