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Custom laptop coverings?

by minions301 / August 5, 2014 4:06 AM PDT

I'm looking for a new covering for my HP Pavilion, specifically an aluminum one. Does anyone know where I could go to find one. I imagine I might have to custom order something like that.

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by Willy / August 6, 2014 1:45 AM PDT

It's your system do whatever you want and live with the consequences, capish.

If you like a graphic design custom or otherwise from a catalog, check local "sign makers". They offer vinyl typically that can be applied. I'm sure you've seen p/u trucks and buses with vinyl applications on them for some ads/logos/ or eye-catching attention. As for any "metal" applications when look for custom "laser machine shop" for custom materials to generate such. You still have to apply, so sharp corner or bends should be at a minimum. Sign makers may cover both types of materials, but you have to call. There maybe online vendors, but with local you can come-up with "idea" and allow their artists to bruce it up. Oh yeah, expect all this to cost more than you think, but you could be surprised even on pricing when you consider it's "custom" and what you wanted.

tada -----Willy Happy

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by minions301 / August 7, 2014 2:28 PM PDT
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Sounds good! Who knows if I'll do it though. It's all aesthetic, and I don't know if it's worth the cost or the risk in overheating. Thanks!

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Why?
by Jimmy Greystone / August 5, 2014 9:32 AM PDT

Why? Unless it's purely an aesthetic thing, you're reducing thermal efficiency and not doing anything at all to mitigate what could go wrong if the unit were dropped, so why bother?

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Why not?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2014 10:13 AM PDT

The only laptops I've seen jobs like that are very mainstream. Once you stray away all you see are a few aluminum squares with some graphic and thin double sided tape.

Can't see why we would do that.
Bob

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