Why is white metallic coating on specific parts of interior housing?

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  1. modernista, Jan 2, 2016
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    It's silvery white with sparkles on the housing under the dock port ribbon cable and a few other ribbon cables, around the bolts and some random places. I am thinking it may be for better adhesion or conductivity. Wondering what happens when if it gets accidentally removed.


    Please comment only if you REALLY know what it is.
     
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    Going to need more information. What iPhone? Do you have pictures of the white metallic coating?
     
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    I can't really tell what you are talking about from the pictures on the link - however.
    There used to be(and still may) white areas to help determine if phone had been in the water - they turned red if wet. Again since I can't tell exactly what you mean from the link - not sure if this helps
     
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  6. modernista, Jan 3, 2016
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    The water damage stickers are tiny and on a few parts. This is paint on the housing. It is metallic and shields from heat or static or makes it conductive or .... ?
    The area with the big scratches is what I am referring to. You can see it around several bolts and radom places.
     
  7. J.C macrumors 6502

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    Maybe I'm not understanding but I can't see anything coloured white. You could try contacting the guys at Ifixit.
     
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    Your pictures just don't show what you are describing.
    Maybe you could show a picture of that area where you removed that coating on YOUR iPhone?

    I suppose your question is: Is that coating conductive, insulating, or (the likely answer) makes no difference whatsoever?
     

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