Any pictures of a the black 5 with ALL the black removed off the chamfer?

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  1. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Out of sick curiosity really, interested to see what it looks like. Admittedly, pretty obvious what it'll look like but still.
     
  2. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Get some sandpaper and try it. We'd all like to see what it looks like.
     
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  4. Chimopaul macrumors newbie

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    You can strip the anodizing rather easily (after stripping out the components) with chemicals, however, I would not recommend it. The anodizing is an electrical insulator and the case dimensions will be slightly smaller. Untreated Al will scratch easily and get dull quickly.
     
  5. Zackmd1 macrumors 6502a

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    The chamfer is not anodized but rather just paint. Thats how they created the difference in textures and why it scratches so easily.
     
  6. yegon, Oct 20, 2012
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    Haha, no, I'm not trying it. Mines been naked since launch, yet to have a ding and Im not particularly precious with it.
     
  7. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Wont be long before an owner gets out the green pad scourer to buff it up like they started doing on the back of the 3gs and ipod touch.
     
  8. Chimopaul macrumors newbie

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    Source? Sorry, but I highly doubt that.
     
  9. Zackmd1 macrumors 6502a

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    "The oxide is even thinner on the bands, particularly the chamfers, which are just painted metal."

    Source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6330/the-iphone-5-review/3
     
  10. Archer1440 macrumors 6502

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    That article's section on the iPhone 5 finish is filled with gross errors- some of which were corrected after I posted about it here.

    Bad choice for reference. The chamfers are anodized in the same operation as the rest of the unibody.
     
  11. Zackmd1 macrumors 6502a

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    How then did they get the glossy finish for the chamfer? From what I know of anodizing its always a dull finish.
     
  12. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

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    It is just how the showed in the making of video at Apple. The chanfers are polished aluminum while the rest of the aluminum is rougher.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/#video

    Having a separate painting process just for the chamfers would be expensive and more complex production wise.
     
  13. Archer1440 macrumors 6502

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    That is not correct. Many consumer items have a polished anodize finish.

    A relatively thin anodize coating is required to maintain the level of glossy finish on the chamfers.

    If type 2 anodize is done on 6000 series polished aluminum the anodize will be glossy.

    Apple's vendor is first CNC machining the interior of the unibody unit, then the exterior radii are cut, the entire surface is beadblasted, and then the chamfers are cut to a R125 finish spec. After that, the unit is deoxidized and anodized.

    Many of the reported cosmetic problems are caused by the handling required between the chamfer operation and the finishing process.
     
  14. Zackmd1 macrumors 6502a

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    Ahhh I see. My knowledge on anodizing is to the extent of just seeing the finished product on car parts. Haha
     
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  16. Archer1440 macrumors 6502

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    I work as an engineer for a company with the largest automatic anodize line in North America and have anodized many items at home. You can do it with a 5 gallon bucket, rectifier and appropriate chemicals.

    So I do know a little about the subject.
     
  17. Zackmd1 macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting... I can anodize at home... This will save me a hell of alot of money on my restomod project!!!
     
  18. TechnoPancake macrumors newbie

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    I decided to go to the Photoshops for this.

    Now before any criticism, I am well aware that this is an awful job. I spent all of 5 minutes with the lasso tool working on this. I just figured it could give people the idea without actually ruining any more iphones haha. That being said heres what it could look like:

    [​IMG]

    Not bad, but not that great either if you ask me.
     
  19. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.techchee.com/2012/10/10/iphone-5-paint-gets-sanded-off-to-stop-it-to-chip-off/
     
  20. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    me: how cool would it look if the back was black and silver
    *sees picture*
    I'm glad it was just a thought.
     
  21. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a

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    My eyes. This looks hideous. Whoever did this to their phone is a ****ing dumbass
     
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    Buzz your girlfriend...WOOF!!!
     
  23. Roofy. macrumors 6502a

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    I am actually looking forward to seeing a completely worn black iphone 5. Remember that picture awhile back of the original iphone completely beaten and scratched up? It reminded my of a vintage '59 Strat. I think the iphone 5 will look just as good all worn out.
     
  24. yegon thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thread delivers, ta!

    ...and wow that looks hideous, particularly the back.
     
  25. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I'm spending ££ in order to keep the phone's surrounding bezel black, and avoiding scratches....The thought of taking sandpaper to it fills me with horror. I like to keep my devices as Apple made them.
     

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