For when that rubber coating on your laptop phase shifts to fly paper... Here is what I did, Disassemble M18x: Well documented by debaucher: The palm rest section was the biggest offender for me; >I used a plastic spoon and nail polish remover to remove the rubber coating: >Obviously remove as many of the various utility boards as possible. >I left the touch pad in place because this model used thermally fused plastic rivet like pieces to hold the light pipes in place and I found it easier to mask it off. >"FrogTape Delicate Surface" worked very well for masking off various surfaces >I used Krylon Plastic Paint as a base coat and 'Jet Black metal flake Automotive Paint; >With the paint still setting up I dusted various glow powders over the substrate and dusted some additional black paint to achieve some depth to the effect . >I after the automotive paint set up I use mate clear coat the overcoat the entire surface. I personally believe glossy clear coat would not look as good. >Adjust as needed and re-assemble. >I Used a USB LED clamp light available ebay/amazon $10 to illuminate Hope you enjoyed the first post... .