solution to your scratched bezel!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Navintar, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Navintar macrumors member

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    I'm one of those unlucky people who bought the incase rubber molded case.
    After reading some threads about how it scratches the chrome bezel, I did notice some abrasions on mine.

    Just today when I was cleaning my car's wheel with Never Dull, I got this idea that it might help remove the scratches on my iphone. And it did!

    The trick is the carefully mask your phone by a duct tape before applying. Now I put the invisible shield on and never have to worry about it anymore.
     
  2. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a

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    never dull is the best. i wonder if it would take little marks off the back of the iphone.
     
  3. xboxerx macrumors newbie

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    This would remove all the scratches of the back silver part right? And why did u
    use duct tape.
     
  4. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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  5. woodbutcher macrumors regular

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    Duct tape??? I think blue 3M painter's tape would be a lot better, with no glue residue. Metal polish will take the annodizing right off the silver part, there is no repair for scratches in annodizing.
     
  6. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a

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    hey navintar. if i tried using it on the back silver metal. do you think it would damage it or its worth a shot? thanks
    tom
     
  7. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't. But then again, we need guinea pigs to see if it works, so go for it!

    PS: don't do it.
     
  8. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I'd say electrical tape would be better then Duct tape. Good Idea though.
     
  9. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a

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    went for it and tried it.. it look the silver paint off and the whole thing turned pink... im sooo mad.. idk y it would turn pink.. i guess thats the primer.
     
  10. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Show me some evidence of this destruction you speak of.

    Pink? My phone is pink underneath that chrome? I knew it was Apple... but I didn't know it was "that" kind of Apple.
     
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  12. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a

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    lol guys. it was a joke. i tried it. but it didnt take the scratches out.. didnt turn pink. haah
     
  13. The Prise macrumors member

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    can someone confirm the chrome bezel and never dull?
     
  14. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Just do the brushed metal look and never worry about scratches again. And in my opinion it looks much better than original. Put my incase back on even and if I want to clean up the bezel, a quick rub with 320 fine grit it all I have to do.
     
  15. xboxerx macrumors newbie

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    What do you use to make it have the brushed metal look?
     
  16. Navintar thread starter macrumors member

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    I think so.. Any tape would do just fine. The only purpose for it is to mask the area that doesn't need to be exposed to all the chemical. I used duct tape because it was strong enough and there was no other tape around :p
     
  17. Navintar thread starter macrumors member

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    I wouldn't try that. Never Dull is meant to be used on a "shiney" metallic object. That was actually the reason why I had to mask the other part of the iphone except the chrome bezel. A word of warning though, Never Dull is actually grinding off and resurfacing to establish the shininess. I wouldn't recommend using it for a long period of time as you would end up with no bezel left!
     
  18. Navintar thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm sorry that I didn't take the before/after pictures. In fact, I have never taken a single picture of my iphone since I ever got it. :(

    However, I'll post a picture tomorrow just to show you the after look.

    Just to confirm with you guys, I searched on apple support forum and found some people who tried Never Dull with their chrome bezel as well
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=4950362&#4950362

    This one does mention how it works well with the chrome bezel, but not with the metal back and apple logo.
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5065558&#5065558

    One more link
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=4950506&#4950506
    Good luck
     
  19. Navintar thread starter macrumors member

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    Here are the picture of my iphone after applying Never Dull. (I've put the "invisible shield", which is actually the BestSkinEver on)
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    The scratches on mine was comparable to this picture.
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    THIS IS NOT MY PICTURE. IT IS HERE TO DEMONSTRATE HOW BAD WAS MY SCRATCHES AS I DIDN'T TAKE ANY PICTURE OF MINE PRIOR TO THE FIX.
     
  20. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a

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    Just finished polishing the chrome bezel and all the scratches are gone!!!!
    This never dull stuff works like magic!!!! Thanks Navintar!!!
     
  21. tderemigis macrumors member

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    i just got my iphone and the incase rubber, and was fully aware of this scratch problem. i think that these little scratches on the chrome just arent that big a deal. My case covers them up anyway :). I understand that some people are more particular than me, but i decided to not let it bother me on my iphone adter i tried so hard on my 3G iPod
     
  22. tderemigis macrumors member

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    also i dont think i'd ever be able to apply an ivisible shield. i had enough trouble with these static cling scren protectors.
     
  23. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    i just went to four stores looking for never-dull. Three were mentioned on their site, wal-mart, home depot, and pep boys and not only do they not have it. They've never even heard of it.
     
  24. kymac macrumors 6502a

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    are you practicing your lines for an infomercial? hah ;)
     

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