Hypothetically speaking, would you get your iPhone 5 re-anodized if you could?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iParis, Dec 17, 2012.

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Would re-anodize your iPhone 5 if you could?

  1. No, not worth the trouble / I don't care enough.

    7 vote(s)
    28.0%
  2. Yes! I'd be willing to pay to have a service like that done.

    8 vote(s)
    32.0%
  3. Wouldn't pay for it myself, but I would take it for free!

    10 vote(s)
    40.0%
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    iParis

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    If there was a way to do it, would you pay to get your iPhone re-anodized? I know a lot of you, myself included, don't mind the iPhone 5 blemishes and may even think of them as beauty marks and like how it makes the device look. But how are you going to feel in a year? How will your device look in a year? I don't know, but depending on the price I might pay to get my iPhone 5 looking like brand new if it's a year down the line and I know I won't be getting another iPhone for a year after that.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I looked into it after mine got all scuffed on the chamfered edge. I don't think it's at all possible to do. I couldn't stand mine so I polished the edge like in this video and it looks awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g92_17ZtH9Y

    To answer your question though, if it were possible and reasonably priced, yes I would.
     
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    iParis

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    Whoa, that's cool. I might end up doing that. So it's more of a silver polish finished instead of black? Sorry if I'm looking at the video the wrong way.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    If I had one and had to, yes. However, if I felt I had to after having the phone for less than 6 months, I may be slightly riffed.
     
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    iParis

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    Lol, if Apple really wanted to just make money they'd charge people $30 to re-anodize their iPhone 5. I'm sure they could find a way.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    There is a how to video that is linked in the annotations in that one. But basically you use high grit automotive sand paper to remove the remaining paint and shine up the bare aluminum underneath.
     
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    SnowLeopard OSX

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    I personally prefer the glass/metal design of the iPhone 4/4S. Anodized cases seem more appropriate for iPods (like my iPod classic).
     
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    Jordan921

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    If I could for a reasonable price then I would. But it cost way to damn much.
     
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    Eric374

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    If I was gonna do it I'd have it done in Hot Rod Red with the Apple "apple" and the lettering done in gold.


    Yeah, "Ironman" colors...
     
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    iParis

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    This would be a good idea to come with AppleCare for iPhone and attract a lot more people to it!
     
  13. macrumors 6502

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    This 100%
     

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