Modded my Tan Smart Cover.. Check it out!

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by alan111, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. alan111 macrumors regular

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    Well I got the idea from another member on here. Wasn't too fond of the tan color, so decided to stain my cover. I simply took some olive oil and just rubbed it in with a sponge. Did 2 coats, and allowed it to bake/dry in the sun for about 4-5 hours.

    Came out looking great --

    I also added a couple of coats of leather guard, water-repellent. Adds a drop of gloss and makes the water bead right off :)
     

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  3. alan111 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep the stuff you put in your food.
     
  4. TC25, Mar 29, 2011
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    TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Just my thought - Might want to try tung oil instead of a food oil.

    EDIT: I mention this because I imagine if I rubbed a food oil into my Smartcover and left it laying around where one of the dogs could get to it, they'd eat it, no matter how long I let it bake in the sun. :)
     
  5. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a

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    Neat! My biggest gripe with the smart cover colors is that theyre all so bright (except for black) and make the iPad look like a toy. That color is very close to what but from the pictures it looks more like it's dirty than it's stained. Is there a better material to use to make it darker and more even?
     
  6. alan111 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It looks just like my old brown leather jacket
     
  7. rdowns, Mar 29, 2011
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    rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    So rubbing a little oil on something is classified as a "mod". :rolleyes:

    I suspect that will smell rancid inside of a week or two.
     
  8. Aqua Bliss macrumors 6502

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    This makes me want to mod my leaver navy blue cover, hmmmm what what changes could be done without making it look black.
     
  9. Bag302 macrumors regular

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    Olive oil will go rancid and will probably smell. You should use baseball glove oil instead. Nokona glove conditioner is a good product for about $5.

    Sun tan oil would also be a better alternative (if you like pina coladas)
     
  10. gescom macrumors regular

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    Wow, this is a great idea! I am going to try and use the leather shoe shine on my black case just to see if I can get a gloss look!
     
  11. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Now that looks classy! However, I'd probably have gone with this as well:

     

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