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post #1 of 7
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I decided that my IBM ThinkPad T40 was looking a little boring, so I decided to give it a face lift! I have always liked the Acer Ferrari laptops with their black and red paint job, so I decided to apply that to my ThinkPad!

Here is what it looked like before:






Preped and ready to go!






First coat:






Second coat:






Third coat:



And the finnished product!



post #2 of 7
Wow. Speed, reliability AND style!

Good Job. It look's really nice
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post #3 of 7
That looks freaking awesome!
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post #4 of 7
You might want to apply some sort of lacquer so that the paint will be durable. Other then that, looks awesome!
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire
You might want to apply some sort of lacquer so that the paint will be durable. Other then that, looks awesome!
I put a clearcoat over it, but do you think I should do somthing more?
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Yeah, some sort of hard lacquer or similar would probably make that paint nice and hard.
post #7 of 7
Wow wish I could finish mine...

BTW FoRmEd Jr. will be delivered tomorrow!

Will post pics when he arrives!
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