Is it possible to fix nicks in the white iPhone 5 beveled edge?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bonskovsky, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. bonskovsky macrumors 6502

    bonskovsky

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    Surely someone has come up with a remedy to this. I was thinking that maybe it could be sawed down somehow, or evened out.

    Has anyone tried this?
     
  2. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a

    chrisrosemusic1

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    There isn't a solution to any of these problems - I had a black one initially and I tried £12 paint pens from ebay and sharpies etc - none have the same finish as the chamfered edge so they stick out just as badly.

    Now I have a white there are several nicks but they aren't anywhere near as noticeable as the black phone.

    Suck it up and deal with it - these phones won't look new forever :(
     
  3. bonskovsky thread starter macrumors 6502

    bonskovsky

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    You're right. Usually when you try to fix something, you end up with it getting worse, and worse, and worse. Lol.

    What I have is part nick part chip. So even of I could saw down the beveled edge, the top edge is chipped, there's a missing piece.
     
  4. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a

    chrisrosemusic1

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    Yup, it is just poor design in terms of durability - they wanted the 5 to look beautiful and like a 'jewel' but in fact sacrificed the toughness the 4/4S had before it. Mind you, the antenna band on the 4's scuffed up and tarnished but didn't chip or nick as badly.

    Plastic phone with changeable cover ftw?? :D
     
  5. SweetDove macrumors regular

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    I don't know if it'd work, but you might be able to try some of that eye glass lens repair liquid. I only have an iphone 4 so I can't quite tell how it looks for you. :confused: Figure it's worth a shot. I'd just throw a case over it and be done though.
     

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