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Foam or rubberized laptop skin

by ken1414 / October 27, 2012 4:22 AM PDT

I have some surface damage to my Toshiba ultrabook cover. A standard decal type skin does not lay smoothly and every blemish comes through.

I really need some type of thicker foam or rubberized skin that will cover it not reveal the flaws. The more popular skin dealers only seem to sell the thin decal type skins. Any suggestions?

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How I solved that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2012 4:26 AM PDT

I used paint then sanded to smooth it out. It's like fine body work and all the caveats about dust control and more apply but in the end it was OK.

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Foam or Rubberize Laptop Skin
by ken1414 / October 27, 2012 4:44 AM PDT
In reply to: How I solved that.

Thanks for the input Bob.

You painted and then sanded?

Was it spray paint? What kind of paint works best?

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Remember, use your noggin.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2012 6:25 AM PDT

The last time I did this I put the laptop into a plastic bag then cut away the area I was doing the work on then used painter's tape to seal it up with just the part I was working on exposed.

I used a plastic spray paint from either a model shop or Krylon's offering and the sand paper was in the high 100 count. 180 or higher if I recall. So a few days of spray, dry, sand and my patience was rewarded as it was filled in and I could use a sticker to cover up the ding.

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by nicholson06 / January 18, 2013 3:04 PM PST

Rubber it is as it is more protective Happy It is anti shock and anti harm as well Happy

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