My SKINny Surface Pro 2 - Vinyl Skin

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  1. sharpuser

    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have not been a big fan of skinning my devices in the past. But I paid a lot for my Surface Pro 2, and I like knowing that the beautiful finish on it is protected under some vinyl. Here is my new skin from Stickerboy.net. I really like the woody, satiny texture of the 3M appliqué.

    I like this product so much, and they were so easy to apply, I did my MacPro 15" Retina, also.

    sp2_wood1.JPG sp2_wood2.JPG sp2_wood3.JPG sp2_wood4.JPG View attachment 1780 skin_surface.jpg
     
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    That looks nice from the initial photo :) but boy is that skeuomorphism gone crazy!
     
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    Looks to be a very well made skin, cuts are accurate and I like that it covers the bezel in the pattern.
     
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    Like the retro feel, where wood for some reason was fashionable on electronics in the 80's.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have the option to peel off (not use) the skin on the glass surface, if I want.

    This skin adds some elegance around my home and my office. It also helps with gripping the device, making a drop less likely.
     
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    Awesome dude!
     
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    How hard is it to peel that off? Does it leave a sticky feeling all over the original?
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Takes some strength to peel off, jefhart, but it does not tear, so it stays in one piece. I like that. Not likely to peel. Absolutely no reside. In fact, really leaves the surface clean, because it seems to pick up micro-dust off of the finish and leave a factory-new lustre.

    I know this, because I had a previous skin on this PS2 from skinomi.com. Nice, but I like this one better - enough to peel, replace, take pictures, and post. :)
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sometimes I like some woodgrain. As was posted above, a properly textured woodgrain can bring an elegant retro look.
    A hobby of mine is to restore old radios. Here's the woodgrain on true retro. :)

    Stromberg-Carlson_1.JPG Majestic_1.JPG
     
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    Nice radios. I've restored some in the past as well. At one point I had over 40, now about 15.
     
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    Looks nice, I really like the vinyl on the face, I'll have to check that site out! Cannot agree more on the added grip/texture that the vinyl adds. You did a great job with the install too! Thanks for sharing.
     

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