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This guy dyed the major case parts of his factory-white MacBook bright orange using Rit fabric dye (and swapped out some other bits with a factory-black model) to create this cool custom color scheme. This method is known in the modding community, but “The Brain” has improved on its speed and consistency for glossy parts by adding a preparatory sanding step. [via Hack a Day]


Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.



  1. arnold weber says:


    i got a mac book pro and i want to ask, how i can make the aluminium case black.

    which chemicals do i need for, what´s working best ?

    thx 4 support, arnold

  2. jamesB says:

    You might try searching on DIY annodizing aluminum. That or use a Sharpie.

  3. Craig Harding says:

    Doesn’t Rit make a burnt orange dye? Or would Annoying State University (UT) charge a fee for that?