If you followed my thread in the General Thinkpad forum I recently refinished my z61t's finish. The Titanium lids suffer from a clear coat with poor durability. It quickly wears off and leaves the Titanium-aluminum alloy bear and vulnerable to fingerprints, scratches, and oxidization. I took three paths in refinishing.
1. Applying Plasti-dip rubberized spray. The finish had a great feel, but it lacked durability and was ultimately removed.
2. Painting it burgundy with spray paint and then using a matte spray clear coat.
3. Just using the matte spray clear coat.
The second and third results are shown in this picture:http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk15 ... G_1369.jpg
The silver Thinkpad has a small dent in the cover
Here's another look at the burgundy thinkpad:http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk15 ... G_1373.jpg
A zoom-in of the Thinkpad logo on the burgundy thinkpad:http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk15 ... G_1376.jpg
The metal logo on the Thinkpad I ended up painting was all messed up. It was in rough condition before I started painting and the 3-4 coats of primer, 4-5 coats of paint, and 3-4 coats of clear coat made it look even worse. I tried to clean up the look a bit with an xacto-knife and only made it look worse. So I decided to cover it with a Thinkpad logo sticker. I used epoxy under the sticker to even out the surface (the raised IBM making it uneven) and improve adhesion. Unfortunately I got a small dab of epoxy on it below the "d" while positioning it, but its barely noticeable (unless you have eyes like a macro lens).
Lighting was a little poor, I might retake them during the day.
Let me know what you think!