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Hello everyone,
First of all i want to give you some informations about the reason for this project:
When the Nexus 4 has been leaked in 2012 there were a lot of rumors about the Nexus branding on the back, many people wanted the X to be colored, but Google decided not to do it.
Here's an example what it could have looked like:

I owned a Nexus 4 for 1 month, until it was stolen
After a while without a Nexus device, i decided to get a Nexus 10 and Nexus 5 in 32GB.
In another thread i've seen a picture of a Nexus 5 with a colored X on the back, i really wanted to know how to get this done.

So i tried many things out to make the colored X possible.. without any succes.
Here are some sample pictures of my ideas:


It has failed because the lettering is very small and you have to work very precisely , which is not possible for a hobbyist.
By chance I looked at the back of my Nexus Tablets 10 and got another idea.
The lettering on the tablet is engraved and its possible to make the X colored with special painting, found on the internet.
I have a lot taped , sanded , degreased and then applied the paint.

Overall, it took me 4 hours of work , but the result was worth it I think.
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Looks good but for me it wouldn't be worth it because I always have it in a case since I'm always taking it places

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Hello everyone,
First of all i want to give you some informations about the reason for this project:
When the Nexus 4 has been leaked in 2012 there were a lot of rumors about the Nexus branding on the back, many people wanted the X to be colored, but Google decided not to do it.
Here's an example what it could have looked like:

I owned a Nexus 4 for 1 month, until it was stolen
After a while without a Nexus device, i decided to get a Nexus 10 and Nexus 5 in 32GB.
In another thread i've seen a picture of a Nexus 5 with a colored X on the back, i really wanted to know how to get this done.

So i tried many things out to make the colored X possible.. without any succes.
Here are some sample pictures of my ideas:


It has failed because the lettering is very small and you have to work very precisely , which is not possible for a hobbyist.
By chance I looked at the back of my Nexus Tablets 10 and got another idea.
The lettering on the tablet is engraved and its possible to make the X colored with special painting, found on the internet.
I have a lot taped , sanded , degreased and then applied the paint.

Overall, it took me 4 hours of work , but the result was worth it I think.
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Looks great! Very nice!
 
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looks horrible. Not OEM quality at all. I'm not being mean. Its just an opinion.
 
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looks horrible. Not OEM quality at all. I'm not being mean. Its just an opinion.

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Good idea poor execution. Have you thought about re-doing the process? Seems like you could use a tutorial video on hand-painting crafts. Even with the poor lighting and angle we can see the severe imperfections from a, what seems to be, rushed paint job. I can't imagine it took you 4 hours to paint the X with such poor results.

It can look good if done properly, yes, but for the sake of having color I would say it does not look good I this case.

Just posting my honest opinion.
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Thanks for sharing. Great idea, but imho you can't get OEM quality without special technology of painting

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