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Old 24-09-2004   #1
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On my laptop I have quite a bad paint scuff mark where i can see the plastic instead of the paint! I think i did it by having my hand there too much and also trying to clean it with something too strong

Doesn't anybody know if there's a company that will fairly cheaply colour match into a spray paint? I looked at halfords but they said they did it using the paint code on the car.

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Re: colour match

i remember there bein a comercial on a little while ago for a DIY shop that could match the colour of anythin u bring into them, they scan it and make the paint up...

the DIY one with fish lips an the guy from men behaving badly in the add!

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isnt that dulux... they dont do spray cans of it though do they
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find the same colour on a car and take in the colour code from that car
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no lol, i doubt it, hence why I didn't consider it.....
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Re: colour match

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isnt that dulux... they dont do spray cans of it though do they
pah there is always one to burst my bubble!

hehe i was close tho!
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Re: colour match

Imola, my laptop is a grey colour, I would never find a car in the same colour!
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Re: colour match

Paul does the scratch matter that much? lol
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pah there is always one to burst my bubble!

hehe i was close tho!
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Re: colour match

i just had the most awesome idea, well till i realised u are a student an prob couldnt afford it!

but some of that flip paint an get it resprayed in a flip hehe how awesome would that b,

may b easier just to spray the whole thing black with black spray from halfrauds dude.
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Re: colour match

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I think the flip paint idea was the best

You'd have a laptop everyone would be jealous of
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Re: colour match

it's not a scratch, it's an area about the size of a 2p piece that's like somebody has sprayed it light silver a little bit (like one spray). It looks tatty and the laptop is better than that! It's about 3 for a sticker to cover it up (i.e. P4 sticker) but it 1) wouldn't 100% cover it and 2) is expensive considering it won't be properly painted.
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Re: colour match

Quote Originally Posted by mase_abarth
its all good i will let u off this once, u can just buy me a drink or three in skeggy to make up for it!
Lol! Thats fine with me

You do drink water dont you?
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Re: colour match

the interior spray u get from halfrauds would work fine, couple of coats of primer, could do it any colour u wanted, couple of coats of clear lacquar (sp) and it will look brand new!

cost u about 30 at the most.
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