07-16-2015 07:50 PM
So I've been looking all over the net for a Lenovo Flex 15 in Orange. They are out of stock EVERYWHERE! There's no orange color even for the Yoga models. Is there any laptop that Lenovo has that it is a convertible with an orange rim? Or is there a way I can buy orange case as an accessory separately?
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07-18-2015 09:05 AM
Just make sure and mask it well before painting. Overspray and paint fumes aren't the best for electrical contacts.
Good luck on your project.
07-18-2015 09:19 AM - edited 07-18-2015 09:21 AM
Thanks. Do you have any recommendations as to what coating or mask? I'm simply reading about spray painting laptops 101 online, so I'm new at this. Though unlike many other people's projects, I'm only painting the edges orange. I'll stuff all ports with cotton, so paint or fumes won't disturb electrical contacts.
07-18-2015 09:37 AM
I've painted many things, but unfortunately a laptop wasn't one of them. There are spray paints formulated for use on plastics which I assume the edge is made of. That would be the best option for adhesion.
I would not only stuff all the ports, but also cover them with masking tape if possible. I would avoid painter's tape since that may not adhere well. You might also use toweling rather than cotton as the cotton fibers may get stuck in the electrical contacts. Be sure to check each port with a flash light when you are done to see that it is clean. I would also paper and mask off the keyboard area, screen and bottom with multiple layers or paper and mask off the cooling vents on the sides or bottom.
You might also check with Lenovo Support to see if your project will have an effect on the warranty.
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07-18-2015 05:24 PM
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07-18-2015 05:59 PM
I've found Performix's product miles ahead of Rustoleum. The latter has a horrible reputation in the field.
The weather is less favorable to paint today than I had hoped for, so I'll have to delay trying again until another date (plus, my black can was mighty empty).
The plus side is they have some really cool colours if you're willing to put on a thick enough coat. My mic stand is neon green!