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    Any places you trust that can anodized aluminum ?

    Fixed your quote :D ...................but I rarely use the forum anymore. I replied to an email sent by op. Anodizing is something you really have to prep ahead of time so there's no worries about how it will come out. 99% of anodizers will destroy parts if not given proper direction. If...
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    Are you happy with your MacBook Pro Unibody purchase?

    I've gotta say....compared to the older Macbook Pro and Macbook Air (in terms of build quality), this is 100x better. Everything on the laptop comes apart easy, including the display glass. So at least you know if you ever have to replace something, the parts will likely be on ebay...
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    Creating temp access to cpanel for webdesigner

    Ah ok, he just mentioned he needed phpmyadmin, wordpress, etc so I assumed he needed access to get all that installed right.
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    Creating temp access to cpanel for webdesigner

    Ok this is probably a very stupid question but I can't figure it out. My webdesigner was going to transfer the new barebones website over to my current host. I can create a subdomain and an ftp for him to log in on but won't he need access to cpanel? If so how to I create an account for...
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    New iPod Nano Leaked: Pic Inside!

    I'm not so much a big fan of the new design. It seems odd. Almost like they didn't put much effort into it.
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    Help with some Macbook Pro LCD questions

    From what I know there were something like 4 different LCDs for the C2D Macbook Pros: Samsung, LG, Chi Mei, and some generic compatible. Are these all the same? Can I mismatch replacements? From what I remember the only physically different one is the Chi Mei brand which had different bezel...
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    So I finally plated the 3G iPhone in gold...

    My poor thread got hijacked :D kidding. Yes it can be plated in anything...Copper, chrome, black nickel, 24kt yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and platinum. The finish can be flat, brushed, or polished. Once we get a metal to stick to the plastic, it's the same old method of plating...
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    So I finally plated the 3G iPhone in gold...

    The touch is entirely different than the 3g iphone...Touch parts are cheap and easy to do (cept the front bezel requires a lot of stripping if you want that also). The iphone 3g is plastic and it's not a decent platable grade either so it takes a lot of babysitting at the tanks to make sure...
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    So I finally plated the 3G iPhone in gold...

    Probably won't be making anything out of plastic for it. Like I was saying, the laser can cut anything out...I can make a pattern of random heart cutouts over most of the surface so it opens up area for better reception. I'm not sure if one design is better than another though. I'll try a few...
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    So I finally plated the 3G iPhone in gold...

    Apple would probably have a fit if I used their logo. The original logo is painted on unlike the old generation which was a separate metal piece. I've done a few celeb things but I'm not sure if my products are mainstream enough for them to see it. Would be fun to design some...
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    So I finally plated the 3G iPhone in gold...

    Let me start by saying it's a prototype. I have a feeling there's going to be some reception issues with a plated case but maybe some of you can help where I'm not an expert. Since the 3G housing is plastic that means I can laser engrave holes, squares, whatever into the housing before...
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    Got money burning a hole in yer pocket???

    I've gotta say, paint just isn't as cool as it once was. I'd say plating is the new pink.....but it costs me an arm and a leg to do since so few companies really do it (well). I've gotta keep researching different finishing methods to find something cheap for everyone.
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    New iPod Nano

    I'd imagine if Apple were to create a new one it'd look like a mini ipod touch but with the buttons and bezel in pink (if any bezel exists).
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    Modders wanted . . .STAT!

    Can I be a judge? :D I doubt if I entered that gold plating really would win these days. They're probably looking for talent :D
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    Dream Machine 2008 (Blackbird)

    I'd do something but there's too many other things going on right now. Plus the cost to plate something like this is crazy.
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    Dream Machine 2008 (Blackbird)

    I had to argue for the blackbird :D HP has some stuff coming up which I think will address that.
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    Dream Machine 2008 (Blackbird)

    The grayscale was just a concept. Full color comes after. Trying to do full color on 20 concepts would take days. Ya still have the other one.
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    Dream Machine 2008 (Blackbird)

    I suggested other designs but the final say wasn't mine. MaxPC needed to be on it though. Here's my grayscale concepts:
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    Dream Machine 2008 (Blackbird)

    Not mine anymore. Went to the magazine. I have another but not sure what's going on with it. Too expensive to try gold plating.......plus I'd need a gold screen, keyboard, and mouse to go with. :D
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    Dream Machine 2008 (Blackbird)

    So I was told the september issue of maxpc came out this week so I guess it's ok to post this. Here's the smoke nickel plated Blackbird I did. My photos were not professional shots at all so they sent this over. Turned out pretty good especially considering the time constraints.
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    How did I manage this? (pic)

    lol...hey whatever pays the bill. I just moved into a much bigger shop so something is going right.
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    How did I manage this? (pic)

    Thanks guys. The project is finished, I just can't post pics. The case turned out pretty good but, as always, I'm a perfectionist so it wasn't perfect. Was on a strict deadline so there wasn't any time for making everything perfect + the design wasn't up to me either. I'd post some of the...
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    How did I manage this? (pic)

    Teeeeeeaserrrrrr. Give it a month or two before you see the final photos.....in some magazine.
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    What a celebrity Macbook Pro looks like...

    So check this out. I finally get a few pics of the MBA I did for Chris Brown: http://www.bestchrisbrown.com The pics are horrible and they put fingerprints everywhere but hey...
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    How did I manage this? (pic)

    A stork delivered them. :D
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    How did I manage this? (pic)

    Ok well I was excited, maybe it doesn't translate till I'm done modding them :D
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    How did I manage this? (pic)

    In between all these gold laptops, I managed to get these two things. Shipping had to be expensive, they weigh a good 40-50lbs. Teaser pic. More to come in a few weeks/month/whenever it's published.
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    What a celebrity Macbook Pro looks like...

    This man is wise, I'm not confirming anything though. Just saying you're good at the guessing game.
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    What a celebrity Macbook Pro looks like...

    It's a bit much but the difference is it's polished on the inside. Created quite a problem because there's so much plating it's tough to get parts back in the right spot. Price varies in the multiple thousands. If you must know, I use a toshiba laptop that has fallen off my car twice at...
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    What a celebrity Macbook Pro looks like...

    Originally aiming for the polished gold keyboard and trackpad but after 20-some odd test panels, all of them looked too lemon yellow to match. So we stuck to the standard flat/metallic look. I'll save saying who it's for till I know they've received it as it's supposedly a present. Don't want...
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    24kt Gold & Sapphires Macbook Air

    A man of many names.........not jobs though. That'd be great if he thought it was cool. Much better than any celeb endorsement.
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    24kt Gold & Sapphires Macbook Air

    Here's the final shot of it.....Not incredibly happy with the keyboard and trackpad. I'd like to have both vaccuum metalized. I'll work on that for the polished gold (inside and out) one next. You'll never guess who it's for :D
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    24kt Gold & Sapphires Macbook Air

    Well.....not finished but there's your chrome.....Reworking the trackpad as of this photo from the other day. It's in now but I don't have a new pic....too busy.
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    24kt Gold & Sapphires Macbook Air

    my laptop is flaming :D lol. Well thanks guys. I know polished gold isn't everyone's thing but hey, everyone's taste is diff.
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    24kt Gold & Sapphires Macbook Air

    Ya you're right on the ball there. There isn't a lot of gold in plating. It's microns and it scratches by touching it. Even I'm not for the polished things but for some reason that's what is asked of me. I prefer brushed or something less shiny because I trash my laptops. Don't have a...
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    24kt Gold & Sapphires Macbook Air

    So I've had this sitting in the shop for the last month waiting on the jewelry. I wasn't really happy with the look of the jewelry (the green isn't as dark as I had hoped) but I couldn't stand waiting any longer for different stones to arrive...can't complain too much. Anyway it's done enough...
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    Where can I get an extra battery for my Macbook Pro 15.4"?

    I just came across an extra mbp 15" battery I had sitting in my shop. Sadly the aluminum cover on it is now in gold so I don't think it'll match yours :D If I had an aluminum cover, I'd sell it to ya though :D
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    Christian Audigier/Ed Hardy artwork?

    Ya I figured it was secret, couldn't find a single thing on the net. I doubt contacting them to use their art on a computer case wouldn't fly.
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    Christian Audigier/Ed Hardy artwork?

    Hey all I've been looking for some Christian Audigier artwork (like what you see on the clothes) but in a high res wallpaper, or better yet, vector art. Anyone know if such things exist?
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    YouTube Video Lands Man In Jail

    It's out of hand when people have to serve years in jail for harmless crimes like this. Yes he's dumb, fine him and move on.
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