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Thread: Anodize your macbook
10-10-2008, 01:50 PM #1Anodize your macbook
As some of you may have read, it is a possibility that macbooks may be being made from aluminum now.
If this is the case, how many of you would be wanting to customize your notebook case by anodizing them and possibly having them laser engraved with custom designs?
Keep in mind that this would of course void any warranty you have.
But I help manage an Ano-shop as a side project and am good friends with a few people that do wonderful laser engraving job.
If this seems like an idea that would take off, I would be willing to take custom orders. I could do anything from camo jobs, to 3 color acid washes, to tattoo's. All sorts of Ano jobs.
Let's hear some feedback.
10-10-2008, 02:52 PM #2
sounds great, could it be done to my current mbp? what kind of cost are we talking about? etc.
10-10-2008, 03:24 PM #3
I could do it. But it would need to be stripped down to just the shell before shipping. No plastic or rubber seals, no screws, nothing. Anything else other than aluminum interferes with the oxidization process. I'd also like to know what grade of aluminum the mbp is before anodizing it. If it's 4041 or higher, no prob. Anything too far below that, and I'd be a bit worried.
10-10-2008, 03:28 PM #4
I dont think its 4041, hahaha I think my norco mountain bike is 4041 though :P
10-10-2008, 04:22 PM #5
I've done MTB's before. Just gotta make sure you get all the grease out or uuuuuugh....nasty. I did my Specialized Stump Jumper in olive drab. HOT!
10-10-2008, 04:47 PM #6
eff yes! I bet it looks fantastic! got any pics to drool over? i belive the apple website calls the casing for the MBP anodized aluminum already.
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10-10-2008, 07:28 PM #7
I sold that mtb a while ago. No pix, sorry We mostly o paintball guns.
Well is they are ano'ed then they can be stripped and redone. Hmmmm....I will have to look more into this.
10-10-2008, 08:04 PM #8
please do, im gonna sell it. but if i can get it prettied up i might just give it to my girl.
10-12-2008, 11:13 PM #9
Anodizing is a nice improvement.... as long as you have NO scratches. You gotta have one hell of a nice laptop. If not they will show up even worse after anodizing.Screw #Winning, I'm #Juanning
iMac 27" i5 quad 2.8Ghz (1TB), MacBook Pro 17" 2.6, iPhone 4s
12-30-2008, 07:18 PM #10
12-31-2008, 06:41 AM #11
How much for a laser engraving. I got a Nerve back home thats need a nice anno. send me some prices please
01-01-2009, 05:32 PM #12
So how much is laser etching going to run. I am waiting happily i just cant wait been looking for a place to get it Lasered.