Scraped some paint on the Evo ;)

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lookout4theyeti

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I don't recommend doing this if you value your manufacturers warranty!

I also do not take credit for the idea, as I saw it on a post on another android forum (linked from the white evo with black battery cover thread in the evo accessory forum).

Either way, just wanted to post some decent quality pics of how well this can turn out. I actually took the pics with my dads evo :D

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What I did was take the battery cover off, and mask over the holes of the phone (don't want any scraps getting into anything, this is a messy project).

Then take a sharp razor blade, and start scraping away at the paint. Don't try to cut into it, rather pull the blade along the edge of the phone.

Start at the bottom so you can get the hang of it (and its less noticeable if you mess up).

I took my time on this, took about 30-45 minutes but I got all the edges and corners perfect.

Be careful around the headphone jack, this was the hardest part for me.
 
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lookout4theyeti

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Yep all the plastics on the phone are red. Just carefully drag a razor blade along the edges to get the paint off. Like I said, don't try to cut into it, it'll look like crap.
 

lookout4theyeti

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Wow, yes that looks awesome. Makes you wonder why they dont make a completely red evo if the plastic is already red.

It was originally supposed to be, but verizon had claims on the red theme with their incredible, then changed the incredible at the last minute and the evo was stuck with the black facelift. Or something along those lines, don't know the exact story but I had asked about it at my sprint training and thats what I was told
 
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Jon

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please post an image of how this turns out if you end up doing it!

Looks great!
I think I'm going to take mine apart rub away paint using a solvent that way there's no chance of cut in or paint sliver getting into device.
The take apart getting back off is pretty easy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14d41PM8Bzk

Tamper proof sticker re-placement is no big deal did it all the time on my blackberry 9630,s & 9650