Red Softkeys

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By jtdogblue, Member on 11th July 2012, 03:35 PM
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I was jealous of my moms new Rezound and its red softkeys, and needed to replace my screen and battery cover anyway so I got the red battery cover and decided to make my softkeys red aswell. Its a pretty simple concept. Get some Testors Candy Apple Red translucent paint or its equivalent, spray a piece of cardboard with the paint, and use a broken Q tip to dab the paint onto the back of the screen in multiple layers (you'll see how thick I put it on) and let it dry. This is a spare digitizer I messed up, just to do the demo on)

and the results:

I'm going to paint the bezel red next, and maybe plasti-dip the whole thing as well.
11th July 2012, 04:54 PM |#2  
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That kicks ass.
11th July 2012, 05:26 PM |#3  
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I like it, but with the red being obviously less transparent, it seems to dim for my liking, especially in day light. Then again, at night it's blinding and i wish it was more dim! what a catch-22
11th July 2012, 06:54 PM |#4  
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I disabled the Soft Button LEDs. They were WAY too bright at night! Also, I have no need for them to be illuminated since I can already press each one blind-folded. Those red buttons do look pretty cool though. Don't all the current new phones have multi-color options in all their LEDs (The notification and soft button LEDs)? I know I've seen a bunch of apps that allow you to get in there and change the color of your notification LED/Soft Buttons so I assumed most new phones have it.
11th July 2012, 07:53 PM |#5  
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Was about to attempt this but unfortunately the screw head had blocked me lol. Very nice though man.

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17th July 2012, 01:59 PM |#6  
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That's pretty awesome. Dunno if I'd want them to be red forever... but still cool nonetheless.
17th July 2012, 02:28 PM |#7  
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Looking nice. Can also yellow, would brighter.

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22nd July 2012, 02:39 AM |#8  
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if i still had softkey lights on my inc id so do this. too bad i ripped them out.
26th July 2012, 07:12 AM |#9  
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good idea!
that is SOOO awesome. i figure you could also use red see through tape? or, the VHT red tail light tint spray paint that car tuners use to paint their tail lights.
29th July 2012, 03:33 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by equisbox

that is SOOO awesome. i figure you could also use red see through tape? or, the VHT red tail light tint spray paint that car tuners use to paint their tail lights.

Well actually the spray I used was leftovers from painting the yellow turn signals in my taillights red. I'm sure anything transparent will work.
1st August 2012, 06:08 PM |#11  
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hehe, I painted the buttons back in the day on my old dare
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