painting those ugly antenna lines

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mikeydooodie, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. mikeydooodie macrumors member

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    you think this is possible? I'm sure you can get like a paint marker from an art store to match the color tape off the lines and lightly paint them to make them less noticeable. crazy or no?

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  2. MattXDA macrumors 6502

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  3. stuaz macrumors 6502

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    Crazy, yeah, would look very cheap if you did that.
     
  4. uchosen macrumors 6502

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    Paint the $800 phone? Sounds like a great idea, have at it.
     
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    Come on, get real. Buy a damn Samsung if you don't like the iPhone design.
     
  7. Grmnracing macrumors regular

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    Hey it's your phone, do what you want. Post a picture when it's all done.
     
  8. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    while it is not recommended.. it is in ur discretion and it is your phone. I know about those figure artists who can paint them with precision and they do a fine job... they can probably pull off a precision paint job that would look good. what color are you thinking? off gold color? i would recommend to do a black and gold conversion.. paint the antenna black and change the screen/touchid to black. that would be sexy.
     
  9. Ahonen macrumors 6502

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    This is a terrible idea. You will ruin your phone or at the very least end up scrubbing with non-acetone nail polish remover. It will not turn out like you are hoping, it will be uneven and will wear quickly and unevenly. Just say no.

    The antenna lines look cool. Learn to love the antenna lines, or rue the day you tried to paint them.
     
  10. OneMike macrumors 603

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    I'm sure icarbons or one of those skin sites will have something soon
     
  11. dazlicous macrumors 6502a

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    You right in the head. Your gonna spend upto £800 depending on model and butcher it with a marker pen
     
  12. Menel Suspended

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    DO IT and post pics so we can laugh!
     
  13. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    If you have the skills and are confident of pulling off a good job - do it. It's your phone and you can deal with it as you please.
     
  14. uchosen macrumors 6502

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    lol:d
     
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  16. phx macrumors member

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    Or put a case on it like 99% of the population...
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I agree making them color-coded look better as they do on Silver and Space Gray.

    In fact, one of the leaked gold models has color-coded antenna lines (and gold camera ring) and I assume it's a prototype.

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  18. AverageBob macrumors member

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    I think most people will be forced to use a case because of the camera so the lines aren't that big of a deal.
     
  19. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I actually think the lines make it look better.
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Wrong. A protruding camera won't do jack squat on a flying rock in making naked iPhone users to start using a case.
     
  21. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    Speak for yourself. I want to see him paint his phone. :D

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    Thats hideous. The white bands look way better with the gold iphone imo.
     
  22. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Ghost Armor and Slick Wraps already have skins available. Seems like a better idea than paint.
     
  23. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    You're nuts!
     
  24. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I am waiting for the poster who paints his iPhone and comes here wanting people to help him fix it and blaming Apple because its somehow their fault.

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    I dont know why they didnt do gold and black this time out. That wouldve been almost as good as white and gold.
     
  25. mikeydooodie thread starter macrumors member

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    the lines aren't that bothersome but that initial mockup that was posted earlier in this thread is what got me with the gold color lines
     

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