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Zoidpilot

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Jan 9, 2011
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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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IMG_20110705_162256.jpg
Ready to paint!

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3 coats of primer, 2 coats of gloss white :)

IMG_20110706_025115.jpg
Same goes for the black
 

Zoidpilot

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Jan 9, 2011
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Florida
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Now the last coat of white...

IMG_20110706_040502.jpg
I baked it a few times to cure the paint

IMG_20110706_042112.jpg
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...:cool:
 
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mmcjam07

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Sep 2, 2009
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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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motoelliot

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Nov 23, 2010
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Wow! Great work... Looks nice, wish I had the coconuts to try that!

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rrsweet

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Aug 9, 2010
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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.
 

ExploreMN

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Looks pretty awesome, almost factory bought. You might want to keep the pictures on the down-low though. Knowing Apple, they will claim it looks too much like an iPhone now and sue you...because, afterall, any phone that is white, or black, or has icons, or a capacitive screen, or makes phone calls, or has cameras....is a copy of the iPhone. (notice I said "or" not "and") :p
 
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Neo3D

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Hmmm, paint job looks decent, imho...but great creativity! My main concern is that the grooves in the back are so thin and shallow, it seems hard to get a "factory finish" look on it. But, I'm sure this will inspire others to try to do the same. Maybe, fill the grooves with drywall spackel or sand out the grooves :D
 
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SBERG117

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Nice looking work on your phone....Interested in trying this myself. Before i do though i have a small request....Can you post pics in a week or so and show how well the paint job holds up as far as scratches and chips in the paint?
I know you mentioned that you applied a few layers of clear..that should help with durability...but i still want to see how it holds up....
Thnx...
 

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    IMG_20110706_035652.jpg
    Now the last coat of white...

    IMG_20110706_040502.jpg
    I baked it a few times to cure the paint

    IMG_20110706_042112.jpg
    The HTC emblem was painted over, so I just scraped off the paint to
    reveal the chrome again

    IMG_20110706_042532.jpg
    see the difference?

    IMG_20110706_045214.jpg
    And here it is after 9 hrs of painting and drying!!


    IMG_20110706_045223.jpg

    IMG_20110706_045232.jpg
    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...:cool:
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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?);)

    IMG_20110706_041844.jpg

    And here's the before pic... Can't see the horrendous scratches though:(
    IMG_20110705_155945.jpg

    So from here on, I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves... Mostly.

    IMG_20110705_161220.jpg

    IMG_20110705_161812.jpg
    Made sure to remove the buttons..

    IMG_20110705_161859.jpg

    IMG_20110705_162256.jpg
    Ready to paint!

    IMG_20110705_162916.jpg
    3 coats of primer, 2 coats of gloss white :)

    IMG_20110706_025115.jpg
    Same goes for the black
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    Looks pretty awesome, almost factory bought. You might want to keep the pictures on the down-low though. Knowing Apple, they will claim it looks too much like an iPhone now and sue you...because, afterall, any phone that is white, or black, or has icons, or a capacitive screen, or makes phone calls, or has cameras....is a copy of the iPhone. (notice I said "or" not "and") :p
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    If u were serious, I'd ship you a back, paypal you, and wait for the magic that ships back! Theoretically, how much would u charge?

    Sent from my PG86100 using XDA Premium App

    As awesome as that sounds, its a little tough to decide how to work that. I would love to make some money on the side as well as aid my awesome friends here at XDA, but there is a problem with my plan:

    It's hard to put a price on it because if I look for an OEM housing online, there are so few and most are expensive. For example I want to have a few on me here just in case something happens to the one you send me, like an insurance policy (if I f*ck up, you have nothing to lose). I also want to make sure YOU as the consumer have cheap access to them too, in case you want more than one color case... I know I would.

    *Here is a way to find a resolve:
    Maybe some of you guys can help me find 'em cheap online. I saw one last week for $35 on Amazon but it was just one, and it disappeared fast... I need somewhere that has a lot, and has 'em cheap. THEN I can put a price that is fair with the cost of production. I hope that makes sense because it's hard for me to put into writing what's in my head:eek:
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    Inspired by CoD4's red tiger camo. Best game ever.

    Agreed.
    Awesome paint job BTW