Black aluminum MacBook

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Hello...

I have VIP at the office who really REALLY wants a black aluminum MacBook. Is there any aftermarket or custom refurb place that can do that for us? (My google-foo is weak on this one.)

PS - a skin or a case is probably not going to work for him.

TIA
 
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Ummm rag, gloves, and some black anodising Dye ...
LINKY to the DIY way of doing it ... :)
 
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Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
Hope it's a VVIP... as the $$$$$$$ you will pay someone to do this will be insane :)
 
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I for one like the term " google-foo "and plan to use it as often as I can ! ;D
And that is really all I have to add here.

Clay
 

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Oh right, forgot about ColorWare. That's a great source and isn't prohibitively expensive.

I guess it depends on what you consider "prohibitively expensive"; but I agree, $499 is a fair price for the remarkable color finishes they offer.

It kind of makes me laugh a bit, because I can remember when you could have your auto painted for less than $499! Remember those advertisements by Earl Shibe? :D

Regards.
 
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You might consider getting the person a black Speck case for the MBP... In addition to making the slippery little devils easier to hold it also gives them a black appearance for a much more discrete look. No it wont hide the aluminum around the keyboard when its open but it does lower the light level of the stupid glowing apple logo (or if you slide a bit of heavy construction paper on it before you snap the case on it completely eliminates the narcissistic beacon).
 
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You might consider getting the person a black Speck case for the MBP... In addition to making the slippery little devils easier to hold it also gives them a black appearance for a much more discrete look. No it wont hide the aluminum around the keyboard when its open but it does lower the light level of the stupid glowing apple logo (or if you slide a bit of heavy construction paper on it before you snap the case on it completely eliminates the narcissistic beacon).

Original post- "PS - a skin or a case is probably not going to work for him."
 
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With ColorWare, won't you end up with a shiny finish? It won't look like black aluminum. It seems like a lot of money for a paint job that you can't remove and won't look much better than a nice-fitting case. And the Speck SeeThru Black Satin does look pretty sharp.
I think the VIP is just going to have to accept the fact that no one makes a black aluminum unibody.
 

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