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UPDATE:

Q: Why aren't you sanding it before hand?
One or two deviants posted a comment asking why I didn't sand it. I (or my dad) actually did when he accidentally spilled some paint drops onto it but it didn't seem like much. He only sanded down some areas and the others were left alone and recoated the clear rubber spray coated. It's been past two or three weeks now and no paint is peeling or rubbing off and good as new.
Long story short, if you want to sand it, paint holds better so it should be longer lasting--but I disagree with some who claim the paint's going to start peeling after a week or two because mine isn't. Do what you want :0

Q: What laptop is this?!
Sony Vaio PCG TR2L (2004), 11 x 7.6 x 1.4" with a 10.6" screen that weighs 3.1 lbs.

...idk D: that's what the info says.


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WARNING: LARGE FILE!

As a thank you for 10 million views, I present you with a random tutorial 'u' !


Despite all the drama people are making for no reason over pageviews, I really thank everyone for visiting my page and leaving me nice comments about my work :] ^__^ Thanks guys!

I've never seen a laptop repainting tutorial so it seemed intresting when my dad asked me if I wanted to. LOL. I know most people tend to just buy a new laptop once theirs seem old or out of date (which is how we got that laptop shown above in the tutorial; my dad is in the computer business) but seriously D: If it works and does the job, why would you get a new one? '-';


If you have any questions concerning this, leave a comment, no need to note me ^^ :]

And I apologize for some of the blurry images D: I didn't know they were blurred until after I put them on the computer ._.;;
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:iconsweetchocoolat:
sweetchocoolat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
wooow
you have vaio like me haha

thanx
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:iconsleepycuber:
sleepycuber Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
wow very useful. im getting a brand new hp laptop. idk if u know about them but there the ones with the little bubble design...its cool and all...but kinda.... (girly-ish...shh!!). well anyway i want to make it white. with silvery sort of designs. do u have any suggestions on how to make fine/delicate designs? also i dont have that much experience with paints so i was wondering if regular old spray paint was ok. (in my limited experience ive seen spray pain come out sort of...sticky when it dries...)
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hasoon004 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thankss...This is useful...Thank you sooooo much :D....
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:iconunikakittymuffins:
UnikaKittyMuffins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009   Photographer
I Just realized your running Ubontu! Cool. WHat version?
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:iconstarblades:
Starblades Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009   Digital Artist
I want to buy a laptop just to try this *-*
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:iconpunkettegurl09:
punkettegurl09 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Now I can't wait for my laptop to be thrown everywhere LUL.

I'll definitely try this someday <3 Maybe when I get some paint for my laptop. What should I draw though? 8D
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:iconraincookie:
RainCookie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Maybe your avatar? It's adorable *u*
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:iconpunkettegurl09:
punkettegurl09 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Really? <33 Thanks!
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:icongaani-hatchinto:
Gaani-Hatchinto Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
OK, what if you have an HPtouchsmart and it doesn't have hinges, it swivels.
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:iconraincookie:
RainCookie Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Hmm... good question D:
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:icongaani-hatchinto:
Gaani-Hatchinto Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
I'll go get my hammer.... XD
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i-like-toast-more Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
so handy! thanks for posting this. i've actually been whining about how scratched up my laptop is and now i can do something about it! huzzah! :D
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:iconraincookie:
RainCookie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Awesome! :highfive:

Hope it goes all right! :] Tell me how it goes ~ ^^
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ginnalishus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
if i ever took my laptop apart.
(or, if i could manage to figure out how to take my laptop apart)
i wouldnt be able to put it back together... xD

so no painting of laptops for me D:
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:iconraincookie:
RainCookie Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
lol xD I probably really wouldn't either D; Unless I got help from my dad xD;;
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:iconginnalishus:
ginnalishus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
it seems parentals are the solution to everything :D

most of the time.
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aacrazy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008   Digital Artist
ur laptop was cool the way it was before. why did u change the color and the logo?, I just dont get it :(
but i guess its good if u have an ugly computer.
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:iconmysticbynd:
Mysticbynd Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
Does this tutorial work for macbooks? I know that they have a smoother surface than books like vaios...
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:iconraincookie:
RainCookie Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
I'm not exactly sure because macbooks usually have clear thick plastic over the actual color (or so with the ones I've seen)

I can't say for sure :c sorry
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:iconhavockid:
havockid Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
haha awesome tutorial D:
im just too afraid of disecting the computer in the first place ><
tats the hard part D:
how do u connect everything back together again @_@
bah D:

oh well i dun have a laptop nyway XD and if i do it to the desktops ahha.. im sure i;ll get screamed considering they are macs :P

i wanna do sumthign bout my iphone though its so darn scratched T_T help?
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:iconsleepyforest:
sleepyforest Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
:'3
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:iconmrnicholas:
MrNicholas Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student General Artist
wow!!!! this has to be the only one of these i have ever seen and i really like it!!
:D
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:iconraincookie:
RainCookie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Aww thanks! :heart:
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:iconmrnicholas:
MrNicholas Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student General Artist
yur welcome!!
:D i really love your styff!!
:D

im gonna go and watch yu now!!
:D
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:iconraincookie:
RainCookie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Aww! Thank you so much :heart:!
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:iconmrnicholas:
MrNicholas Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student General Artist
yur welcome!
:D
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:icontepara:
Tepara Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :D
Id just like to let you know this has been featured in my journal.

Thank you :D
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:iconraincookie:
RainCookie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Whaa! Thank you so much! :iconnewglomp:
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:icontepara:
Tepara Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome D:
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:iconhamster-chan:
hamster-chan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
you need to like get a whole buncha stickers and put them on your desktop!
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:iconraincookie:
RainCookie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Hahaha xD Cute idea 'w' !
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:iconhamster-chan:
hamster-chan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
when i get my own i am PIMPING it with stickers. XD
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:icondanikruse:
danikruse Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
How did you get the masking out of the letter. O_O lmao. Just wondering. I'd be afraid they'd get stuck! D<
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:iconraincookie:
RainCookie Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
lol xD you poke a corner with your nail or the end of the knife and it peels right off ^3^ ~
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:iconichigo-oh:
Ichigo-OH Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
that's soooooo cool XD
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Kataang-furuba Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
lol! ^^ Can you do that with a computer? Like NOT a laptop? ^^ Like...uh...a dell HOME NON-PORTIBLE computer? =3
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:iconraincookie:
RainCookie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
Haha I'm pretty sure you can :3 ^^ ~!

Paint also would probably stick better if you sand down the worn original down a bit first too btw ^^~
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ddr-master-michiru Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
That is...hilarious. Especially the last picture.
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:iconmesuneko:
Mesuneko Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
whoaaaaaa I know how to turn my little baby violet now >:3
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xXBR0K3NFAiRYTALESXx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008   Traditional Artist
xD I liked the last part: "Only if you like it."
n_n Congrats, by the way! :D
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:iconraincookie:
RainCookie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Haha ^__^ My dad read it too and laughed ';p'
Thank you! :heart:
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Futsalfred Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
*Hasn't read all the comments*
Something thats been bothering me. When you're cutting out the tape for the areas which covering parts which are not supposed to be painted, theres going to be some inaccuracies, right? What if some paint gets under some jagged bit of tape? Meh

Also, putting on a thick coat would cause "jagged edges" when the tape if pulled off (because the paint congregates at the edge of the tape?)

Nice to see females getting into the workshop though. Especially asian females- its rare enough to see us asian guys making stuff. they'de rather play games. dsa;kfln
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:iconraincookie:
RainCookie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
I'm not really sure what you mean but as for the jagged edges I assume you mean how it'll raise up a bit from the original edge because of new coats of paint..? You can easily sand it down later if you put too much coats and give it a *light* coat of paint and it'll be smoothed out ^^

lol xD; I like asian guy gamers tho >:3 lol XD; :heart:
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:iconredspyda:
RedSpyda Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
nice tut. might try this out sometime :)
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner May 30, 2008   Artisan Crafter
:rofl: Wonderfully random!
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:iconmimimariet:
MimiMarieT Featured By Owner May 28, 2008   Digital Artist
*spotted a minor typo* lmao


I love the filler images xD;

:[ I'd do this if I was careful, smart, patient and owned an old laptop.. LOL
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:iconautumnembersfall:
AutumnEmbersFall Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Awesome as always Rain.
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:iconyomon:
Yomon Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Great random tut!
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:icondev-web-chick:
dev-web-chick Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
now i can color my laptop orange :D
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