Brushed stainless steel antenna

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Brettka7, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Brettka7 macrumors regular

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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:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=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.
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    As my avatar may suggest...brushed stainless steel appeals to me.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. isoft7 macrumors 6502a

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    Easy, you need a "scratch brush pen", they sell them for jewelry/watch repair... here's a link, but you can find them ebay and stuff:

    http://www.ofrei.com/page251.html

    That'll do it for you, right to factory finish.
     
  4. swiftbmx macrumors regular

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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.
     
  5. Brettka7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  6. Brettka7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, maybe I'll get one when my brushed finish starts to scratch. Thanks!
     

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