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WHITE EVO 3D [lot of pics] self-made

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6th July 2011, 11:45 AM   |  #1  
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So here's the beginning of my story...

While sitting down watching fireworks on the driveway, my phone decides to commit suicide via tumbling out of my pocket. Mind you - I don't have a case for it yet, and I'm still waiting for my screen protector to come in the mail. I felt the shift in my pocket and heard the *clack* sound as the phone bounced three times on the concrete before landing face-down. My heart dropped. After cursing up a storm I mustered up the courage to pick it up to examine it... As expected it was utter disaster. Nicks and scratches on every corner, and a little notch on the aluminum lining of the screen. I know I may sound dramatic, but I'm sure theres people out there who feel my pain.

OK! fast-forward to today. I figured since most of the damage was to the back cover, I would just peruse this interweb thingy and find a replacement... Turns out they average about $35.00 a pop. Not bad. So then my imagination kicks in and I start to wonder if they're going to make a white Evo3D. Apparently not. Unless I'm mistaken there is no plan for a white one yet. Boo to that I say! So the guy I always argue with in my head blurted out "I might as well paint my own"... For once we both agreed and so spawned my plan...

Here's my LIST OF SUPPLIES

  • 2 SHEETS OF EXTREMELY FINE SANDPAPER
  • 1 CAN OF BLACK PRIMER SPRAY PAINT
  • 1 CAN OF WHITE PRIMER SPRAY PAINT
  • 1 CAN OF GLOSS WHITE ENAMEL SPRAY PAINT
  • 1 BOTTLE OF GLOSS WHITE TOUCH UP PAINT (just in case)
  • 1 SET OF PAINT BRUSHES (for the just in case)
  • 1 ROLL OF MASKING TAPE
  • 1 RAZOR BLADE
  • 1 BOX OF POP TARTS ( artists get hungry y'know?)

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And here's the before pic... Can't see the horrendous scratches though
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So from here on, I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves... Mostly.

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Made sure to remove the buttons..

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Ready to paint!

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3 coats of primer, 2 coats of gloss white

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Same goes for the black
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6th July 2011, 11:46 AM   |  #2  
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Now the last coat of white...

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I baked it a few times to cure the paint

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The HTC emblem was painted over, so I just scraped off the paint to
reveal the chrome again

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see the difference?

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And here it is after 9 hrs of painting and drying!!


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I gave it a black band to match the original design... I hope I didn't go too overboard.


I'm happy with it
-Should hold me off until we find another alternative! I was originally gonna go with RED but white looks so clean...


So... What do you think? Idle hands do the devils work...
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6th July 2011, 11:52 AM   |  #3  
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Pretty cool

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6th July 2011, 12:18 PM   |  #4  
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Wish I was artistic

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6th July 2011, 12:45 PM   |  #5  
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That's pretty cool, I think I'm gunna try to make mine red and black after I buy a new back. The last time I painted a battery cover (Touch Pro), the paint started eating the plastic :/

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6th July 2011, 01:10 PM   |  #6  
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Wow! Great work... Looks nice, wish I had the coconuts to try that!

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6th July 2011, 02:11 PM   |  #7  
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how does the painted back feel?

thoughts on the metal bezel?
6th July 2011, 03:19 PM   |  #8  
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That is pretty freaking sweet looking.. way to go!!
6th July 2011, 03:25 PM   |  #9  
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Well I have to say I don't understand everyones love of the "white Phone" But I know that's just me. seems most people want it just to be different from all the others, including those with "white phones". now with that said. HOLY SWEET! Nice job.
6th July 2011, 03:30 PM   |  #10  
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Nice work!

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