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Sanded, polished, etched the back case of my phone.

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By Crackanug, Senior Member on 26th March 2014, 10:05 AM
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13th May 2015, 03:22 AM |#31  
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I am currently in the process of doing this to my M7. It looks great, but the damn letter C fell off the back and when I attempted to glue it back on the super glue pretty much melted it...but alas, the underlying design, if polished up a bit looks quite unique and nice. So no harm no foul. But if you don't want it looking like that, be careful around those damn letters.
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13th May 2015, 10:24 AM |#32  
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That's fantastic.
13th May 2015, 11:05 AM |#33  
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Originally Posted by UltraNoob

kinda looks like the m8. Can you put a clear coat or something to seal everything so that it doesnt scratch so easily?

Originally Posted by JMB2772

Wow, I've never even imagined the One with a "chrome" look like that. It's gorgeous. Unfortunate that it gets scratched up like that, though.

I've used a similar technique on my aluminum rims. In the US there is a brand by the name Poor Boy's that makes a sealant for chrome rims that lasts about 3 months but that just locks in the shine preventing dulling by oxidation. For the scratches, wouldn't a clear adhesive protector for the back cover do the trick while preserving the look? If they don't already come custom made by brands like Armorsuit, there are stores that 3D scan your phone and custom make the protector for about 40USD
13th May 2015, 04:21 PM |#34  
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Very Awesome!
11th March 2016, 05:38 AM |#35  
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One small question
So I know this is a semi old post (going towards 2 years now) but i am thinking of doing this to my one m8 now that im saving for a 6p and will be getting one in two months. My only question is are the antennas in any danger as Im sanding? do i need to cover them with tape as i sand our should i just do it regardless of the antennas? Thanks for answering on such an old post, great job btw!
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