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By WhiteSites, Senior Member on 27th May 2010, 04:09 AM
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I wasn't happy with my HD2, so I decided to polish the battery cover. I wrote a tutorial in case anyone is interested in doing the same to their device.

blog.whitesites.com/Chrome-HTC-HD2-Battery-Cover-Tutorial__634103488469591250_blog.htm
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27th May 2010, 05:54 AM |#2  
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Looks great and can double as a portrait mirror.
27th May 2010, 06:22 AM |#3  
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Wow. The only flaw is the deep scratches you pointed out.
27th May 2010, 09:55 AM |#4  
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The result is really astonishing. It fascinates me indeed, and now it looks like the phone a Harley rider would proudly use. Not that I own a harley, that I wish I did

Wouldn't using one of these

make the job easier anyway?
Now, if only I could bring myself to do it for real, that's a sure warranty void for you.

BTW, how much did the cover become thinner after you polished it? Does it lose much thickness or is it less resistant in any way?
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Thats just amazing, a total new look..
27th May 2010, 10:35 AM |#6  
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omg awsome! the paint is already away on my cover.. already posted this some months ago, when there were big dots where the painting was away.. it looked very ugly, so i thought i should scratch everything away xD did it, and it looks better now.. now i see this^.^ i think im going to do this, it looks amazing
27th May 2010, 10:43 AM |#7  
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Ouch, Scotch Brite? I'd recommend using 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200 grain sandpaper. I use them for lapping my CPU's and heatsinks. It looks flawless if you do it properly.
27th May 2010, 11:24 AM |#8  
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got one important question.. does it maybe rust after some time? im using my phone very much in the rain.. and maybe an important coating is away after the sanding? :3
27th May 2010, 12:43 PM |#9  
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since the back cover is made out of alu, it shouldn't rust. i cleaned the coating / paint off of mine too.
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since the back cover is made out of alu, it shouldn't rust. i cleaned the coating / paint off of mine too.

hmm, so lets just do it xD ty^.^
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It does look good, but somehow also out of place with the rest of the phone.

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