iPhone bumper recoloring

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by youngsunnz, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. youngsunnz macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2008
    Hi, I dont know if this has been asked does anyone know how to color over the bumper the rubber part. The green bumper gets really dirty and I want to color the rubber part black. Thanks
  2. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2009
    I think the pigment is in the rubber, not on the rubber.
  3. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010
    Good old sharpie pen would probably take care of that. You could probably try it on the inside first. If it doesn't rub off in there after it dries, you're probably good to go for using it on the outside edges.
  4. Alaerian Guest


    Jan 6, 2005
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    I would NOT recommend this.
    No matter how "permanent" a Sharpie marker claims to be, I guarantee it will come off. You'll more than likely find yourself with it coming off on your hands too.
  5. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2009
    It will look exactly like what it is; a ghetto repair.
  6. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Can the rubber be removed and replaced from the plastic? If so you could get a black bumper and swap parts. You would have a very unique look.
  7. emkwan macrumors regular


    Nov 22, 2009
  8. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    Almost every single paint will fail at sticking to rubber

    Even paint that has a flex additive will fall off

    that's why rubber needs to be made colored, not painted

    ( I previously worked at a body shop in high school, so i have a few years experience)

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