I gold plated my iPhone X

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  1. RianFlynn macrumors regular

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    Hey friends,

    I did it to my Apple Watch a few years back and tried it again with the phone. Looks great!
     

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  2. bpeeps macrumors 68030

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    Looks tacky to me on the white, might be better on the space gray. But the only thing that matters is that you like.
     
  3. RianFlynn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, looking to get a space gray model to play with. I actually the white and gold. It reminds me of star wars for some reason
     
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    I don't post on here much, but I had to hop in and say that looks slick. I really like the white/gold.
     
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    Not for me but you did a really nice job.
     
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  12. RianFlynn thread starter macrumors regular

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    I own a small company that does the Apple Watch in gold, so I have the gear required to do the phone. 3D printed some seals for the phone and electroplated it! Took about an hour and 3 beers for courage experimenting with my shiny new iPhone.
     
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    Can you swap the silver banding and put it on the space gray X?

    I want the space gray back but with the silver edges. More of a throwback to the og iPhone with a dash of the black 4 series rears.
     
  16. DNichter macrumors G3

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    That's pretty awesome. I'm not a huge fan of gold, but it looks great.
     
  17. applesith macrumors 68030

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    Looks very cool! I'd consider a gold and black combo #italian.
     
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    I personally don't mind the look because it reminds me of the Motorola RAZR2 V8 Luxury Edition (2007) helped designed by David Beckham and the gold HTC One M7/M8.

    It would have been better with space gray X. Black and gold instead of white and gold. The latter colors would look nicer on a woman's designer bag.
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    Black and gold just looks nicer for me than white and gold. Actually black looks good with any color. That's why I always wear black shoes, socks, and pants.

    My favorite color combo is still black and red with a touch of white. I will totally get the Product Red X if black front/red back. Sith happens.
     
  19. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

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    Looks great!!

    --- Post Merged, Nov 7, 2017 ---
    Funny, I thought the same although I was thinking about brushing the SS bands around the phone just like I did with the original iPhone after it got all stuffed up and I swapped the rear plate.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/how-to-swap-iphone-housings.334748/

     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    Looks nice, but not my cup of tea.

    OP if you like the look, then more power to you :)
     
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    Looks nice! Would love to see how this looks on a SG model
     

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