How can I anodize the aluminum black on my iPhone 4S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Shadyriley, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Shadyriley macrumors 6502

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    Ever since seeing iPhone 5 I hate the silver look around the black 4S. Want to change it to black like iPhone 5.
     
  2. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a

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    Well there is nothing you can do with the glass back of your 4 except to replace it
    I haven't seen any third party aluminium backs for a 4

    How about a vynil cover?
     
  3. Shadyriley thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just want to change the sides
     
  4. serkan macrumors 6502

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    Maybe you can buy a spray paint color and apply it very carefully.But I cant recommend it.


    Why you hate it ? There is a guy in this forum we polish the anodized aluminum to the gray :)
     
  5. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

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    Get some vinyl skins there are colors that simulate black anodized aluminum.

    Check out The Lucky Labs and Sticker Boy
     
  6. OllyW Moderator

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    The band on the iPhone is not aluminium, it is stainless steel, so conventional anodising won't work on it.
    A form of stainless steel anodising is available but needs a protective coating to be applied because it is not a durable finish.
     
  7. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    The iPhone 4 series are stainless steel, not aluminium.

    Try a black marker pen! ;)
     
  8. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a

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    sorry, I read black as back

    that seems a lot of hassle for a colour change
    to do it properly you would have to strip the phone down and paint the stainless parts

    I wouldn't bother, throw a bumper on it
     

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