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Brettka7

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Had to pull my iPhone 4 apart to replace my water damaged mic/home button connection, so I thought I'd do a little mod at the same time. A few months ago, I polished the antenna to a chrome-like finish (it was heavily scratched from not cleaning my TPU case) but I never liked it as much as I thought I would. I unscrewed the volume buttons while I was replacing the dock connector cable (those round buttons are NOT easy to get around) and went to town with a Scotch-brite green pad, as seen here and previously done on my iPhone 3G:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/332434/

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My camera takes pretty miserable pictures, hopefully anyone that has wondered has an idea of how a brushed iPhone 4 looks though.
 

swiftbmx

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Just a heads up for those still with warranty, I'd recommend not doing it. I did it to my 4S and was given a pretty hard time about a repair.
 
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Brettka7

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Just a heads up for those still with warranty, I'd recommend not doing it. I did it to my 4S and was given a pretty hard time about a repair.

I also recommend not doing it if you're in warranty. Apple employees in my area are very picky. Obviously I was out of warranty with water damage, so I had nothing to lose.
 
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