Hello MacRumors w/ Teaser Shots

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Shenaniganz08, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

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    Long time hiatus, back with new mods and a slightly better camera, hope to post to post most some good threads in the Accessories forum

    But For now some Teaser shots of my polished iPhone 4

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    Cheers
     
  2. Mess macrumors 6502

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  3. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Very interesting... Any details on how it was done?
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Probably a lot of very fine sandpaper. I bet it works the same as this, just much, much less time.
     
  5. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure that driver gets pulled over a lot.
     
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    That article has always made me wonder if I could do something like that to my phone. The OP has given me hope, but yes, I'd love to hear how he did it before I experiment myself!
     
  7. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    That looks pretty awesome. I would also like to know how it is done.
     
  8. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Wow :eek:

    If the OP did it by hand, congrats to him. It looks like he got almost every square mm of it polished. Really high quality work.
     
  9. kingdLo macrumors 6502

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    I thought about doing this back when I got mine and I'm glad to see this.

    I bet it wasn't hard to do especially with it disassembled down to the main frame. Lightly sand and metal polish.
     
  10. Shenaniganz08 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks guys, the hardest parts was that I didn't take it apart ( so warranty completely intact)

    careful masking around glass frame+ fine sandpaper + polish by hand

    it actually took a lot longer than I thought for three reasons

    1) sanding around the volume buttons was murder
    2) very slow wetsanding to avoid any excess water
    3) polishing by hand tore avoid getting polishing compound in creases, buttons, 30 pin port

    will post more pics this weekend, bug just be warned having a fully reflective phone makes it a fingerprint magnet
     
  11. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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  12. iDutchman macrumors 6502a

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    Aboslutely amazing. Very tempted to perform something like this as well. Especially because it's got quite some marks on it.

    Maybe in the mood for a how-to guide?:rolleyes:
     
  13. Shenaniganz08 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sure hopefully this weekend, not too many pictures but can list steps, products used
     
  14. Orion126 macrumors regular

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    I know you said warranty was intact because you didn't take it apart but are you sure about that?
     
  15. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    All Nice and Fancy Shmancy until you have to bring it in to Apple for a swap under warranty and they decide to void your warranty or give you a new Refurb and you have to start all over again.

    This is one particular reason I went back to stock from a JB and why I do not buy colored panels to convert my iP4 to White, just not worth it or the risk of losing the warranty.
     
  16. Shenaniganz08 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No need to be negative.
    Your incorrect in thinking this voids the warranty, as opposed to doing a white conversion

    Phone has never been dropped
    Phone is in perfect condition
    All moisture sensors 100% white
    All parts 100% OEM in working condition
    Phillips Screws show no signs of use
    Phone has never been taken apart

    The warranty is completely intact.
     
  17. iDutchman macrumors 6502a

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    That would be nice!
     
  18. sportster macrumors 6502

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    Nice work! Did you take any mid progress pictures? I would be interested in seeing pictures of the progress of sanding it.
     
  19. Bawstun macrumors 65816

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    Really interested on how you did this. I took my bumper off today to clean mine, and every side is just completely scratched. You see parts of the shine peeking through all of the brushed metal appearance. Doesn't bother me much since all cases pretty much cover that, but it effects the resale when I upgrade to ip5. Plus it looks better than what I have left at this point.
     
  20. deanfx4u macrumors regular

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    Good job OP. Also looks like you have a nice lens setup as well. Congrats:apple:
     
  21. milani macrumors 68000

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    Nice work, OP!

    Have you noticed any changes in 3G/wifi signal strength?
     
  22. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Same here. Thank you Apple bumper.
     
  23. themadrussian macrumors regular

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    Looks interesting - I wouldn't do this to my own phone but I am interested to see more photos.
     
  24. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    Very nice! Shame you couldn't take it apart. It would take about 5 minutes on a buffer wheel...
     

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