Painting Macs (was: fake NeXT)

From: John Higginbotham <>
Date: Mon Jul 13 23:16:59 1998

At 07:38 PM 7/13/98 -0700, Tom Owad wrote:

>I've been tempted to do that too. :-) What kind of paint would be best
>for this? And how would you go about cleaning the unit before hand?

Hmmm. I would probably go with a really fine sandpaper to give the paint
something to stick to, then if I wanted, clear coat the finished product
for a good seal against possible flaking. I painted a 14" SVGA monitor
once. Flat black, straight out of a cheap spraypaint can. It never flaked,
but some did rub off when I moved the monitor. I touched it up with black
magic marker.

I have this weird idea that one day custom paint jobs on computers might
make me some extra money. Am I crazy? Do you think there would ever be a
market for it?

I've seen one guy on the net that has built custom mahogany and marble
cases for his Mac cx and others. Was cool to see a more recent Apple in
wood. :)

Is this off-topic?

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