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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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DIY iPhone 5 Scratch Fix?

Has anybody found either a marker or something of that nature that can cover a scratch or two on the edges of the black iPhone 5? I dropped my phone a few months back and I have two large scuffs on the front. I just want to apply something on the scuffs to hide them. Something I can purchase at Staples or CVS would be ideal. Thanks.

(Photo is not my phone, just gives you an idea of what I mean.)'
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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I can tell you the birchwood gloss black pen does not work. I have one and tried diff applications on my wife's phone and it comes off. My phone I don't worry about too much so I embrace the battle wounds. Like havin a naked phone
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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How about some model paint applied with a small brush? Or some spray paint sprayed into a cap and then applied with a small brush.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 04:30 PM   #4
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This thread reminds me of those infomercials where you can get rid of bald spots by using a can of spray paint.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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Black Sharpie pen.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:11 PM   #6
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How about some model paint applied with a small brush? Or some spray paint sprayed into a cap and then applied with a small brush.
That would cover the silver spots, but wouldn't fix the chips/surface irregularity.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:36 PM   #7
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Black Sharpie pen.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:42 PM   #8
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That would cover the silver spots, but wouldn't fix the chips/surface irregularity.
Really??? Paint won't fill in the indent...better break out the bondo then

The OP asked what would cover the scratch to hide them, hence the model paint applied with a brush. That would last longer than a black sharpie.
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Both. I have used it on a small scuff. First I wiped off any oil with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. Then after it dried, I used a sharpie to cover up scuff. Scuff gone, and permanent fix.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 05:52 AM   #10
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Both. I have used it on a small scuff. First I wiped off any oil with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. Then after it dried, I used a sharpie to cover up scuff. Scuff gone, and permanent fix.
Nice, i might try that then on a few silver spots that i have.

I have in the past tried one of those Birchwood pens like Johnnygogo mentioned earlier in this thread but that also didn't work for me.
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