Your iPhone 5 does not need a case, it needs this

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hasanahmad, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. hasanahmad macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.amazon.com/Birchwood-Super-Black-Gun-Touch/dp/B0049Q5JX4


    just used it on my i5 using flat black. its like there was never a scuff. works best on the sharp edges.

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  2. RSully macrumors member

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  3. hasanahmad thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i got flat because gloss would bring shine, the band on i5 has flat black not shiny
     
  4. offline69 macrumors newbie

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  5. leenak macrumors 68020

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    What if I want my phone to be a color other than black and white? :)
     
  6. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    It's kinda sad when ppl start buying 'touch up' paint pens for a phone :/
     
  7. Sneakyfox macrumors regular

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    The paint will cover up any damage that is similar to 'flaking' but any actual chips or chunks taken out of the metal, this won't fill it in properly, it will just change the colour.

    My point being, you'd still be able to feel the damage, but not necessarily see it.

    Imagine having a black knife (I'm sure most people have seen them) which after years of use, the blade isn't perfect, it has lots of small chips and nicks etc that reveal the silver colour underneath - Using the aforementioned product would merely keep it black, but not fix the actual indentations.
     
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  9. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    Will this interfere with Wifi or cellular signals?
     
  10. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    Can't imagine having to use a pen to cover scratches on my phone...unbelievable. :eek:
     
  11. cdebnil macrumors regular

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    If its really pure Alumnium, it doesn't rust;)
     
  12. jeblis macrumors regular

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    Aluminum absolutely rusts, but once the outer layer forms, it doesn't flake off like iron. Annodizing is aluminum rust (which is very tough and seals the underlying aluminum), just made much thicker through electrolytic passivation.

    So it already has rusted.

    EDIT: Oh and here is what happens to rusting aluminum when mercury is applied.
     

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  13. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

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    Aluminum doesn't rust (iron oxide), it oxidizes. Once the bare aluminum is exposed to air, it will form aluminum oxide (AlO3). This oxide layer doesn't come off as easily as rust does (on iron). So in a way, it acts as a protective layer against further corrosion.
     
  14. mjpearce023 macrumors 6502

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    Will you post some pics of how it looks? I'm thinking about ordering it but I want to see how it looks first.
     
  15. Adam2k90 macrumors newbie

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  16. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    I also request a pic, if possible. I know others have reported using a Sharpie works well, but I tried it and thought it looked like crap since it was so shiny and much darker than the slate color. Maybe the flat version of this product is a closer match.
     
  17. bbowen macrumors member

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    The more you know pic is priceless! Thanks for the chuckle! :D
     
  18. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    The black iPhone isn't really black, it's slate.

    Wouldn't the black touch up paint stand out against the slate colour?
     
  19. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    One of the reviews on Amazon said it dries more as a dark gray rather than black. I'd really like to see a picture of this applied to an iPhone if possible.
     
  20. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    Shame aluminium oxide isn't black/slate.

    Any scuff would mend itself in time. :D
     
  21. oBMTo macrumors 6502

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    Let's draw on a $500ish phone with $3ish marker! :apple:
     
  22. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    I also wonder this... If anyone wants to give it a try, post pics of before and after.
     
  23. Mike84 macrumors 6502a

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    Some before and after pictures of this would be great!
     
  24. Djs621 macrumors regular

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    Why, it means they take pride in their investment.
     

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