iPhone chrome bezel replacement

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pastrychef, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. pastrychef macrumors 601

    pastrychef

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    Has anyone done this on an iPhone 3G or 3GS? One a scale of 1-10 (10 being extremely difficult), how would you rate the procedure? I have an old 3G with a badly scratched bezel and a new 3GS that's already showing scratches... Thanks.
     
  2. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    what i did was get a dremel and brush the finish looks great :)
     
  3. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    if 10 is really the highest this scale goes, then 11 (from what I've heard)
    your better off using one of the products designed to repair it
    I've seen one that makes it into a brushed aluminium look (I believe it was just scotts brite pads, but I'm not sure, try searching this forum, and then google)
    And I may have seen another one that makes it chrome again, but I'm not sure on that one
     
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  6. calvy macrumors 65816

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    Go with this. I haven't tried it myself, honestly, but I've heard great things from other users. I also have been to Radtech's offices several times and am very happy with them as a company. Customer service is great, and so are their products!
     
  7. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    I tried the bezel blaster but didn't like the look of the bezel afterwards. It removed the scratches but changed the finish of the bezel.
     
  8. molala macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried Brasso (metal cleaner)? Was popular with the old scratch-prone iPods.
     
  9. anjinha macrumors 604

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    What do you mean?
     
  10. Benjic macrumors regular

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    It gives the bezel an extremely fine brushed look, it isn't visible on film, but it isn't quite chrome anymore,
     
  11. pastrychef thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the input, everyone. I guess I'm going to give up on the idea of physically swapping out the bezel and will definitely give Bezel Blaster a look.
     

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