Good fix for chipped bezel on black iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HXGuy, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    I've got a few spots where the anodized finish has knicked off the sides on my iPhone 5 and while a Sharpie works to cover them, it wipes right off so that's not a good solution.

    Has anyone found a permanent way to color in the knicks?
     
  2. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    hold your hand over it when using the phone. makes it go away fast
     
  5. PAC88 macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't worry about it.. If you think it's a manufacturing defect, see if Apple will exchange it.
     
  6. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

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  7. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you for that link. I'm going to look into buying both the "Birchwood Casey Aluma Black Touch Up" for the matte black sides of the phone and the "Birchwood Touch Up Pen in Glossy Black" for the edges.
     
  8. SL4VE macrumors 6502

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    Model paint and a fine art brush 0.2mm just don't paint over the wifi aerial
     
  9. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

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    No problem, I can confirm that the glossy blends pretty well on the chamfered edges but I'm not sure about the flat matte areas. I would think the flat black would be too dark since the aluminum is slate but I'm not sure. I thought about touch up paint for a slate color car but I think that would be too glossy.
     
  10. Hooterville macrumors 6502a

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    Just plain sucks that we need touch up paint for our brand new black iPhone 5's :mad:
     

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