Change The Color Of Your iPhone/iPod Case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by aar2697, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. aar2697 macrumors member

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    Last night I was bored and I always thought the aluminum back of my touch was just ugly. I always wanted the back to be black. Well, since I have a plastic case sitting around I decided to color it with a permanent marker. (black Sharpie) Before I did it I researched "how to remove sharpie from plastic". On WikiAnswers it said "Baking soda that is wet on a cloth or cotton works." I tried that on a spare disc, which is polycarbonate, similar to plastic.
    Next I tried it on the case, worked fine. So I decided to take pictures of what I done over time. Rest of what to do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6qRJ6C1j7E

    It teaches how to do it all, remove the sharpie (detailed instructions in description), and how it will look.
    Sorry if it seems like I'm advertising, I just want to save some people some money.

    WORKS ONLY WITH ACRYLIC, POLYCARBONATE, AND PLASTIC (pretty much plastic and similar material.)
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Next thread ... OMG URGENT MY IPHONE CASE LEFT BLACK PEN ALL OVER MY IPHONE!!!one111!

    But really, with colored cases not costing any more than a transparent one, why bother?
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    +1. However, I guess he's saying you can make any design you want. OP, it's voilá, not wala.
     
  4. aar2697 thread starter macrumors member

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    lol.
    The answer to that thread is baking soda trick. The iPhone only gets water damaged if the water gets in the ports. So nothing bad should happen. I've had it on for a while and my touch still doesn't have any marks. But as the other person said, you can make your own designs, you can change to whichever color you like. I've had Sharpie to cover this undeep small gash on my iMac glass panel and its been on there, doesn't come off when the iMac heats up or when i clean the display.
     

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