Anyone SPRAY PAINT GOLD Their Apple Watch Sport?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by HappyDude20, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    I'm seriously considering spray painting my apple watch sport, luckily I have two in my household at the moment, one in space black and the other in the standard aluminum.

    You've probably seen that viral video where the guy spray paints his apple watch and at first quick glance looks like the gold edition, minus the gloss and shine.

    Chastising aside, I would seriously want to considering doing this just for fun and because I don't think I'd be taking my watch too seriously... But before I do this I'm wondering if anytine has either already attempted this or of any potential pitfalls I can't see myself..

    Honestly I'm wondering if anyone hasn't come out with gold decal stickers to place around the edges of the device.

    Anyhow, let's talk!
     
  2. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    So you'll void your warranty just to have a gold look?
     
  3. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    Ha. If I hadn't seen so many posts of yours over the years, I would think you were a troll for sure!

    Please do this just for the epic thread it's bound to create! :D
     
  4. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Absolutely I could seriously care less about that even if it's to have an almost perfect looking fake gold Apple watch.

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    Haha thanks, I seriously don't troll when it comes to apple. In one way or another I've voided all my apple products simply for aesthetic reasons.
     
  5. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    If you could care less, why don't you?

    My advice, and this is just advice... is to leave it be IMO. This is a new product with obviously a good sizable portion of bugs that still need to be worked out. A warranty at this point in time is definitely a wise decision to keep.

    But you do what you want.
     
  6. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Gold paint would look pretty phony. Try another color. Maybe white or some combination of colors.

    Keep the paint out of the mic and speaker holes. If you don't like the results you can probably clean it off and try another color. :cool:
     
  7. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Taking your post seriously, I will do it but I love to hear others take and recommendations on the matter.

    I can't tell you how many MacBooks and iPads I've taken apart, added my own color filter to the map logo and changing the iPad bezel to red or blue and still been able to get a n exchange simply by sweet talking my way at the genius bar. In no way am I saying this to gloat or seem unique, but I'll be alright lol. :cool::cool:
     
  8. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a

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    Well good luck with the mod. Definitely post pictures of the end result. I don't have the pair to do what you do. :cool:
     
  9. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you for pointing out the mic and speaker holes. As for the colors I was thinking the exact same thing if the gold option doesn't look too genuine

    A gloss shine would be preferred but I feel sandpaper after the gold spray has the potential of messing something up along the way.
     
  10. sidebox macrumors member

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    Are you kidding.... I can't tell. I say that because this video has 2 million hits and has been widely publicized: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMF9I_9DAcs
     
  11. eifer macrumors regular

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    just have that dude in the other thread gold plate it for you
     
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    Not going to lie, after watching that video.. I actually considered spraying mine gold! That looks legit for real ;)
     
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    i see people spray paint them gold and I wonder if it's worth it would this break the insurance apple care which I have?
     
  16. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    No, it's not a good idea.

    Yes, it will void your warranty.

    I also believe what you're referring to is people getting it gold plated, not spray painted.
     
  17. Barcafan89 macrumors member

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    I have seen videos of people spraying them gold on YouTube
     
  18. sunapple macrumors 6502a

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    Do they take it apart? Will probably void the warranty.

    Seeing the Space Black Sport models losing some of their color, I can't imagine a spray paint to be durable.

    Just get the real deal! Oh wait..
     
  19. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a

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    Depends... if you want to ruin the watch, it's a brilliant idea.

    I've seen some of the actual spraypaint videos... good luck getting any service done on it at an Apple store. Double hilarity if Apple actually releases new gold colors of the Sport model this fall.
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    I think its a horrible idea, at least with my skill set. Plus how well will the pain adhere to the watch. I don't think it will bond too well with the stainless steel. You may have better luck with the sport watch, but even so, it will invariably scratch off over time.
     
  21. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    A friend of mine did this and totally fooled me and my mates into thinking it was an Edition. He just bought some gold spray paint from B&Q. The paint only sticks to the metal, so once dry, you just wipe it off the glass.
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's your Watch so do what you want. However, such modifications generally void AC+. You shouldn't have wasted money on AC+ if you intended to modify it.
     
  23. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Wouldn't have fooled me because gold and gold plate look quite different from gold paint.
     
  24. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    It's a shame you weren't there then. To us it looks exactly like it. Really shiny and everything. I've just text him and he used Valspar Antique Gold metallic enamel spray paint. He did it weeks ago and it still looks just like the Edition. Awesome!
     
  25. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Nope, I'm perceptive enough to be able to discriminate 24K and 18K gold plated watches. Gold paint is most certainly not going to fool me.
     

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