I have recently gotten a "old" macbook 12" (from 2018) from a family member, unfortunately the color is rose gold. It doesn't look that bad, but I would prefer a darker/space grey color. Is there any way I can cover up the rose gold color? I am wel aware of skins or slim cases, but non of those cover up every bit of the macbook (for example the edges of the screen or the space between the keys). If not everything is covered up I find it more ugly then the original and so not worth it for me. So I am looking for an other option to hide the color completely.

The reason I would like this change, is that it is now a pretty feminine computer and not a man's.

Thanks in advance for the answers!

  • You could commission a company like ColorWare to do it for you. – theonlygusti Jan 1 at 16:26
  • Indeed a good idea, thanks! I will look into that, but I think it will be a bit to expensive for me. – flor.debois Jan 1 at 16:34
  • Since you do not like the color, why not sell it and buy what you like. – user3439894 Jan 1 at 16:35

This YouTube video uses the

air-dry, specialty rubber coating. In fact, it's the original peelable, flexible, insulating, non-slip, durable rubber coating

Plasti DipĀ® to color the macbook black.

You have to clean the macbook very well before application, and you will have to mask every key on the keyboard, the screen, and your ports of course. Be careful.

The YouTube video says

you're going to want to let it set for at least 24 hours out of direct sunlight in a room that is room temperature

I'm sure you can find other colors of air-dry spray-on rubber coatings.

Obviously the downside to this method is that your Macbook will no longer feel like metal, and will not look like metal either.

  • Thank you for the answer, this looks like a good option! – flor.debois Jan 1 at 16:31

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