Prevent a metal stand from scratching Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by lupend88, May 29, 2015.

  1. lupend88 macrumors 6502

    lupend88

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  2. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    I just put clear packing tape over the stand. No more scratches.

    When painting, you want to score the paint off (rough it up), then use a self etching primer, THEN you can coat it with anything and it will stick. If you don't, it will just peal off.
     
  3. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    What, you don't like the spray rubber link I gave you for Home Depot before? :)

    Btw - pics of the completed cable are on my thread:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1887812

    I was thinking about that more. You could just put a couple coats of clear-coat paint on the top. That's definitely WAY softer than the DLC or the 316L stainless...so you would be even less likely to wear down the coating. :)

    You may want to get a matte clear coat though...so you don't make the top of it shiny vs the rest of the stand.
     
  4. iConnected macrumors 6502a

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    The best way to prevent a metal stand from scratching your Apple Watch is to buy a wooden stand instead. ;)
     
  5. fischersd, May 30, 2015
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    fischersd macrumors 68040

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    Fair warning: it may come off in time. The reason I used a self-etching primer in painting my stand was so that the paint adhered well.

    Edit: I just had another thought Lupend88 - you could paint the whole thing. Then you could make it whatever colour you desire, but still having that modern style that you like.

    You could better have it match / contrast the room you're planning on using it in. :)
     

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