Agent 18 Eco Shield Case Mod (Pics)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by smacman, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. smacman macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2006
    Recently I got my hands on an Agent 18 Eco Shield for the iPhone. The case is fantastic and corrects a lot of the problems that 1st generation cases introduced (ie. scratching, falling off, etc.). The only problem was the colors. The case only comes in Black and Natural (White). I didn't want the iPhone to look like an iPod Touch which is what would happen if I used Black. I ended up picking up a White one and painting it a Brushed Metal color with model paint (spray type). It took a while to track down paint that is an exact color match to the :apple: brushed metal look but in the end it was worth it. I am VERY VERY happy with the result....

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  2. Sobe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    nice work, what kind of paint did you use (make model, perhaps a link?) ?

    I'd be concerned it might come off on the iPhone.
  3. SRSound macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2005
  4. sananda macrumors 68020

    May 24, 2007
    how the iphone should have looked, eh? i expect jonny ive won't feel threatened.
  5. Vegeta-san macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2006
    lol...I completely agree with you...While I'm happy for the OP for making the iPhone look "his" in all respects, I think that case (and now the phone) looks ugly. To each his own though man...But yea, that's definently not how it should have looked.
  6. smacman thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2006
    I used a Japanese brand of model paint but I am sure Testors paint (readily available at any hobby store) would also work fine. The paint won't come off onto the phone because I did not paint the inner side of the case. When I painted it, I had cardboard wedged into the case to simulate the iPhone being in the case.
  7. jasonsmith macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Sweet case! Thats one of the best I have seen so far.
  8. chr1s60 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    I also have this case. It is my favorite case so far. Fits great, looks good, and protects the phone if it gets dropped.
  9. chidori macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2007
    i have this case, and im going out to buy paint tomorrow... i had experience with painting faceplates and housings before, i was wondering if you needed to sand down the case before you painted it? and what type of paint specifically did u use for it to bond? is the case made of just plastic?
  10. TurboSC macrumors 65816


    Aug 4, 2007
    not very familiar with the case, but what material is it made out of?

    did you use a type of plastic dye paint? The results look amazing, I'm just concerned about how it will hold up over a few months.

    You should do a follow-up after some real world testing. Really enjoyed the pictures :)
  11. dentafloss macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2007
    ya, i sent you a PM yesterday about this, but pleeease share your secreeets =D
  12. GuntherS macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Yeah, I agree with that. That looks really great! It matches your MacBook Pro perfectly.

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