Touch-Up Paint for Jet Black iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by NJRonbo, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Got a nice little scratch on the side of my iPhone 7 Plus.

    Black magic marker only temporarily covered it up, but eventually wore out.

    Is there a brush-on paint for metallic surfaces that you would recommend?

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if black nail polish would work? Whatever the case, you have my sympathy and respect for rocking the "Fabergé egg" of iPhone finishes. ;)
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    If you use touch up paint for your iPhone, it will hurt the value if you re-sell it. No one wants an iPhone with paint on it. If it scratches, so be it. Others may not mind the scratches versus paint. It's an iPhone, not a car.
     
  4. McPhallus macrumors regular

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    Might be worth trying automotive touch up paint. It will have built-in clear coat and would be very durable.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    This was the hot item back with the iPhone 5 and Scuffgate.

    Birchwood Casey Super Black Touchup Pen. You can get one online for around $5-9. Keep in mind that it's actual PAINT, not ink or anything like that.

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  6. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the tips on the various paints. Not particularly worried about the resale value.

    I can sell it on Gazelle, and I would only lose $50 for a touched-up painted iPhone.
     
  7. longpath macrumors member

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    I'm considering BW Casey Aluminum Black Touch-Up 3 oz for much the same purpose, as I learned the hard way that the finish on my 7 got trashed while inside a minimalist case (prefer not to say what brand, embarrassed enough as it is).

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  8. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    I have used this on black anodized aluminum parts in the past. Not sure how it will work on the iPhone, but worth a shot. The good thing, if it does work, is that it’s not paint and won’t just chip off or expand.

    https://www.birchwoodcasey.com/geta...82c-5c0a48cd2cbd/Aluminum-Black-Touch-Up.aspx
     
  9. BugeyeSTI macrumors 65816

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    Automotive paint supply stores can custom match any color you want.. If you don’t mind it not looking perfect, you’re good to go
     

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