For those with scuffs on their black phone...

Kadman

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Sep 22, 2007
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Nope, but growing up and getting a sense of priorities in life does!
 

mebehere

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Sep 21, 2012
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My 5 arrived unblemished. After a day or two of nothing but pocket and soft resting place on desk, I had a scuff. I hit it with a black sharpie. When I angled it under certain light, the sharpie-hit area looked kinda purple. Didn't like it.

It seems to have worn off since then. I can see silver if I look closely (I've stopped looking closely), and I can feel the scuff if I run my finger up/down the edge (don't run my finger up/down it anymore). I don't think it's the right coverup necessarily, but I've stopped inspecting my phone. I just use it now.

This is not advice. Just my experience.
 

mebehere

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Sep 21, 2012
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Agreed.

I never said this was my priority. Regardless, my priorities should not be your concern.
Don't mind the fools who think they can walk in your shoes. The world is specific to you through your own experiences. The shoe companies would sell it as precise customization. You're a step ahead of fools. Knowing that is good support.
 

SporkLover

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Nov 8, 2011
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My 5 arrived unblemished. After a day or two of nothing but pocket and soft resting place on desk, I had a scuff. I hit it with a black sharpie. When I angled it under certain light, the sharpie-hit area looked kinda purple. Didn't like it.

It seems to have worn off since then. I can see silver if I look closely (I've stopped looking closely), and I can feel the scuff if I run my finger up/down the edge (don't run my finger up/down it anymore). I don't think it's the right coverup necessarily, but I've stopped inspecting my phone. I just use it now.

This is not advice. Just my experience.
X2. My experience with black sharpie vs black anodized aluminum is that it stands out as purple.
 

Kadman

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Sep 22, 2007
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Why even waist the time to post that? The guy has a legit question. Don't be a... Well you know what you are.
Do you mean "waste" the time or truly "waist" the time, because that would be strange...

Anyway, the point is that there are SOOOOO many threads about this that it seems less than genuine to start a new one either to be spoon fed or simply be a drama queen about it. Do a search, read the first page of posts, either way the answer would be found. Many of us come here to read about genuinely new thoughts, findings, or issues to address. The scuff crap has been covered to the point of being driven into the ground.
 

aquadisiac

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Apr 25, 2009
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Nope, but growing up and getting a sense of priorities in life does!
Do you mean "waste" the time or truly "waist" the time, because that would be strange...

Anyway, the point is that there are SOOOOO many threads about this that it seems less than genuine to start a new one either to be spoon fed or simply be a drama queen about it. Do a search, read the first page of posts, either way the answer would be found. Many of us come here to read about genuinely new thoughts, findings, or issues to address. The scuff crap has been covered to the point of being driven into the ground.
you're a jerk.
 

MacBreezy

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Sep 26, 2011
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Do you mean "waste" the time or truly "waist" the time, because that would be strange...

Anyway, the point is that there are SOOOOO many threads about this that it seems less than genuine to start a new one either to be spoon fed or simply be a drama queen about it. Do a search, read the first page of posts, either way the answer would be found. Many of us come here to read about genuinely new thoughts, findings, or issues to address. The scuff crap has been covered to the point of being driven into the ground.
Nobody makes you read anything. YOU clicked on the thread and YOU chose to read it. If YOU are tired of reading about scuffed phones then don't open threads that have "scuffs" in the title. Seems simple enough to me...

People come here for many different reasons. Your comment was completely uncalled for and useless. There was no drama until YOU posted. Use the forum for what you need it for and move on. For an English major like yourself it shouldn't be that hard to understand.
 

dmelgar

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Apr 29, 2005
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Same here. Had a tiny nick in the aluminum right out of the box, can see silver. I tried a sharpie. Looked purple and the reflection wasn't right. I rubbed it off and got most of it off. Looks better without it. I've since put a transparent case on it. Looks good and is protected.

If the original damage had been any worse I would have taken it in for a replacement. But I figured they didn't have any anyway. I did call around for a few days checking if they had any whites come in. I had ordered another one in black that came in 9/21. I was able to drive around and found a white one in stock and swapped. The white one is perfect.
 

jlake02

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Nov 2, 2008
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Same here. Had a tiny nick in the aluminum right out of the box, can see silver. I tried a sharpie. Looked purple and the reflection wasn't right. I rubbed it off and got most of it off. Looks better without it. I've since put a transparent case on it. Looks good and is protected.
Disappointed to hear this. I have black and it's currently flawless but being a regular on these forums I know sooner or later I'll probably have an issue. I just figured I'd use a Sharpee and keep on truckin. Guess not. :(
 
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