New 3G puts Colorware out of business?

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  1. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking, with the new plastic back on the 3G iPhone, does this effectively put Colorware out of the business of painting iPhones? I'm bummed as I really think they do beautiful work and was considering having it done to my 3G when I got it (before I new about the plastic back).
     
  2. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    Something about plastic that cant be painted on?
    Last I checked they can paint the PS3

    The PS3 is glossy plastic

    I'm sure they're not gunna be out of business.
     
  3. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

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    they do more than just iphones so im sure they are not going out of business.
     
  4. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    What they said.

    Also, what about the people who want pink iPhones?
     
  5. onemanarmy333 macrumors newbie

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  6. yode macrumors 6502

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    why..
    are they canadian/european?
     
  7. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    i'd think even more business

    people buy the iphone 3g, like most people on here, will use it naked for a few months

    all scratched up...buy new iphone or colorware it!
     
  8. bacaramac macrumors 65816

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    The only thing that should change is you will have to send phone and won't be able buy new via colorware.
     
  9. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Colorware can color anything that's plastic (Blackberries, iPods, XBOX controllers, PSPs, etc.) so I don't see why the iPhone would be any different.
     
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  11. rotobadger thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Huh. I really didn't think you could paint plastic. I stand corrected. I wonder if it will look as good as the metal did though. If so, I'll probably go ahead.

    Bumble Bee Yellow perhaps?
     
  12. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    If you're going to paint it some gaudy color then yes, yes colorware IS out of business.

    lol.
    :rolleyes:
     
  13. adamerr macrumors 6502a

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    the introduction of "Paint you own iPhone" kits?

    :p
    [ i trademark that ;) ]
     
  14. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    Newsflash. Colorware has been around LONG before the iphone... I would bet that it represents a tiny part of it's business.
     
  15. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    do you realize how many cars have plastic body panels which are also painted?
     
  16. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    You didn't think they could paint plastic? :confused: The iPhone was not their first painted product, you know. They've been around for years. I first heard of them painting iPods...which included the front of the iPod, which has always been plastic. Then there's the game consoles, the TVs, etc...actually, the majority of the stuff they paint is plastic.
     
  17. Sonicjay macrumors 6502a

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    Now that it's plastic, why paint it when they can just make new plastic backs in any color? Or clear? LOL *cringes*
     
  18. eye.surgeon macrumors 6502

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    Look at any car bumper built in the last 10 years. Painted plastic.
     
  19. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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  20. Knolly macrumors 6502a

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    What is going on in this thread?

    And yes, plastic can definitely be painted. Notice how they could paint the black part on the back of the old iPhone?
     
  21. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    I just said it because i want to be cool. :cool:


    Yeah, right..
     
  22. txr0ckabilly macrumors 6502

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    collarwear ;P

    no more anodizing or gold plating though........
     
  23. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

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    i think a matte black would look pretty awesome imo
     

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