Is it possible to fix scratches in the black iPhone 5 coating?

felixen

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I'm wondering if you can buy some kind of wax or whatever to make the scratches on the black iPhone 5 less visible? I know you can get something like that for cars, so I hope it can also be done with the iPhone 5..
 

oplix

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I would recommend hitting up your local hardware store to see what they could suggest for touch-up work. I know auto stores also sell touch up paint for vehicles which could also work.
 

dcorban

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I find that my phone is either in my pocket or plugged into the wall. The rest of the time, I am staring at the screen while using it. In each instance, I am never looking at the rear of the phone. Can you share the practical reasons for constantly inspecting the coating?
 

GUCCIMAN

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I find that my phone is either in my pocket or plugged into the wall. The rest of the time, I am staring at the screen while using it. In each instance, I am never looking at the rear of the phone. Can you share the practical reasons for constantly inspecting the coating?
My mother has had her Cayenne for 6 years now, that's 6 years I've been in and out of that car and never once have I seen the top of the car. Can you share the practical reason for applying paint on top if you never look there?
 

felixen

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My mother has had her Cayenne for 6 years now, that's 6 years I've been in and out of that car and never once have I seen the top of the car. Can you share the practical reason for applying paint on top if you never look there?
Spot on, my friend.


Thanks for all the fast suggestions, guys. Will check all of it out!

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I wonder how the result turns out when using this. I don't expect it to look 100% the same - as long as the black color is kind of the same shade it's all good. This would be a cheap solution
 

ixodes

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My mother has had her Cayenne for 6 years now, that's 6 years I've been in and out of that car and never once have I seen the top of the car. Can you share the practical reason for applying paint on top if you never look there?
I'd hazard a guess it's for the same reason the underside of the engine cover is painted on my F430 F1.

But then again, one never knows :)
 

sulpfiction

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For a second I thought rite aid made it.

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My mother has had her Cayenne for 6 years now, that's 6 years I've been in and out of that car and never once have I seen the top of the car. Can you share the practical reason for applying paint on top if you never look there?
Why even paint the roof to begin with?
 

Category 5

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I have both the glossy and matte version of that paint marker. I use it to keep my cameras looking somewhat decent since I bang the crap out of them in use. I think sharpie will be a better match for the anodized black back on the iphone though. I'd try it first. The opaque paint may stand out as much as the knicks themselves.
 

bbplayer5

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Awesome. How bad are your marks and where are they located? Mine are on the edge of the side
I have 2 on the band around the phone - showing aluminum.

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I have both the glossy and matte version of that paint marker. I use it to keep my cameras looking somewhat decent since I bang the crap out of them in use. I think sharpie will be a better match for the anodized black back on the iphone though. I'd try it first. The opaque paint may stand out as much as the knicks themselves.
Sharpie simply wipes off, and is a horrible match.
 

BoxerGT2.5

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I actually think someone will do some pretty sweet engraving on the back of the black iPhone.
 

felixen

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So, I ended up selling my black iPhone five and instead I purchased a white one. Unfortunately I just noticed that this one has a kind of deep scratch in the chrome on the side of the iPhone (on the very shiny metal, right on the edge). How would you guys treat this? I don't think I wanna return it cause it'll take too long to get a replacement
 

bobpenn

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I just used a medium black Sharpie. It covered the silver color perfectly and blends in with the painted black color.
 

felixen

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Any suggestions for what you can do with scratches in the chrome edge on the side of the white iPhone 5?
 
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