Thanks guys, I do appreciate your comments, even when there is criticizm included, I still need that for my future paint jobs, so keep expressing your opinion on stripes and what not.
Anyway, lemme try to answer few of your questions. As for paint supplies, I pretty much followed few guides that are arround on the web. Primer, Sealer, Base, Three to four cotes of clear. See, fish eyes are the biggest enemy so you have to have extra clear to be able to send. No, there was no sending in between. I used automotive paint, no can stuff. Primary reason is that this clear is ROCK solid after few days, you can't scratch it. If you use spray can clear, curing period is some 5 minths, so you have to dodge scratches like mad.
*Also, one month after the job is done, the whole thing can be WAXED, which will further protect it and bring out even more shine! can you emagine that?
About XPS 2. I think it's a perfect painting platform. Black trim is sick, and it should be left alone. Cool thing is that you wouldn't have to paint the front LCD frame, it's already black. So, we are talking about painting palmrest, powerpanel, and back of LCD. You would carefully mask off the black parts and scratch that transparant plastic with 600grit sand paper, then shoot primer, paint and so on over it.
As for buttons, you simply mask then off, touchpad comes off, and them little display buttons (power, bluetooth, wireless) you just mask off using exacto knife.
Anyway, if I had an XPS 2 and done it, it would be the best looking laptop in the world by far... with lights and everything. Emagine M03 (Mitctsubishi Sunset perl from new Eclipse) with black cearcoated trim, and nasty yellow/amber lights everywhere.... maybe one day.
And I think that my 9200 wont sell all that great, but I have to get rid of it. It's just practice anyway, some lucky bustard will have that lapop within a week. Didn't post it last night, but will nothing.
If the plasctis were on a supped up 9300 or XPS, I believe that there are rich people out there that would pay extra 200, 300 bucks to have a laptop that is unique and one of a kind if the whole world!