Will spraying paint to the antennae cover decrease reception?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hidehide, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. hidehide macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2007
    Im planning to do that.. Just want to make sure it wont decrease my reception..
  2. boss1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    yes it will, but very very very minimally.

    If you house your iPhone in a concrete box your reception will suffer.
    If you house it in a thin wall of point your iPhone reception will suffer at a 1/1000000 fraction compared to the concrete.

    I wouldn't worry about it at all. Cellphones have been painted by 3rd party accessory companies since the very first Nokia over a decade ago.

    Unless of course the can of paint you bought is made by NaturalNano*, at which point your pretty much screwed :p

    *mfg of Anti cellphone paint.
  3. lofight macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2007
    Colorware does this, so i woudln't worry to much.
  4. mrJnC macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2007
    If the paint is metallic, it may provide enough shielding to interfere with reception. That's why it's not painted to match the rest of the phone.

    Perhaps put some masking tape over the antenna section, paint it heavily, and try it out for a few days?

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