1. dannejanne's Avatar
    Further work done:

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    Final result:

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    I was bored this weekend while being sick so I decided to pimp my iPhone 5!

    Basically what I did was to polish with very fine sandpaper (2000) on the areas I wanted some shine. Took me about three hours. I have done some small details such polish the edges of the button. Two small thin lines on the upper side and totally chrome up down on the top and the while backside edges. I think I like what I have done!

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    Last edited by dannejanne; 08-11-2013 at 12:13 PM.
    07-23-2013 05:48 AM
  2. finn5975's Avatar
    I think that looks slick! Very nice. I don't feel I have the talent to do that, but if I did, I might try that myself. Especially since I have chipping on the areas you sanded (where a case was not protecting my device).
    07-23-2013 08:28 AM
  3. dannejanne's Avatar
    I think that looks slick! Very nice. I don't feel I have the talent to do that, but if I did, I might try that myself. Especially since I have chipping on the areas you sanded (where a case was not protecting my device).
    Thanks. I had no chipping as the phone is a month old but could not resist doing this. As long as you have patience and are careful I think most people could do it! I guess it's a great way to renew it if the edges are damaged.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
    07-23-2013 09:10 AM
  4. aera's Avatar
    I like the silver look around the bezel, but the sanding around the buttons makes it look very worn and weathered in my opinion. Either way it looks very time consuming. Very nice!
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    07-23-2013 09:35 PM
  5. taz323's Avatar
    Looks really cool, but the thought of taking sand paper to my phone, gives me the chill's.
    Ipheuria likes this.
    07-24-2013 12:17 AM
  6. amazingapple's Avatar
    I was bored this weekend while being sick so I decided to pimp my iPhone 5!

    Basically what I did was to polish with very fine sandpaper (2000) on the areas I wanted some shine. Took me about three hours. I have done some small details such polish the edges of the button. Two small thin lines on the upper side and totally chrome up down on the top and the while backside edges. I think I like what I have done!

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    That looks truly amazing
    07-24-2013 05:01 AM
  7. amazingapple's Avatar
    I was bored this weekend while being sick so I decided to pimp my iPhone 5!

    Basically what I did was to polish with very fine sandpaper (2000) on the areas I wanted some shine. Took me about three hours. I have done some small details such polish the edges of the button. Two small thin lines on the upper side and totally chrome up down on the top and the while backside edges. I think I like what I have done!

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    That looks so cool
    07-24-2013 06:12 AM
  8. dannejanne's Avatar
    I like the silver look around the bezel, but the sanding around the buttons makes it look very worn and weathered in my opinion. Either way it looks very time consuming. Very nice!
    You made me think and I agree. Therefore I have polished the flat sides of the buttons too so they are chrome now. Actually looks better. Will update with pics when I get home from work.

    Thanks for the thoughts!


    Sent from my pimped iPhone
    aera likes this.
    07-24-2013 07:47 AM
  9. Terb's Avatar
    Looks very nice, would not have thought to do that.
    07-24-2013 08:03 AM
  10. John Yester's Avatar
    Never thought I would see someone take sand paper to their device...

    Looks good
    07-24-2013 10:19 AM
  11. dasupaman23's Avatar
    Reminds me of the old "sugar cube" trick people used to use back in the Blackberry days to remove the carrier branding.
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    07-24-2013 10:26 AM
  12. dannejanne's Avatar
    Here's an updated pic with the chrome buttons.

    Thanks Aera!

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    07-24-2013 11:22 AM
  13. aera's Avatar
    Here's an updated pic with the chrome buttons.

    Thanks Aera!

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    Looks even better like this! If I was confident I could pull it off without destroying my phone completely I would try this for sure.
    07-24-2013 11:28 AM
  14. dobermansrule's Avatar
    That looks AMAZING. I think if I tried I would ruin it though...
    07-24-2013 12:06 PM
  15. Lendo's Avatar
    Very nice. Should come that way as an option. :thumbup: x2

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    07-24-2013 12:39 PM
  16. dannejanne's Avatar
    Thanks everyone! It's really not that hard. You just have to be very careful and have patience and not let yourself rush anything even though it might be tempting at times. Just take a break instead. Took me about 4 hours active time to get it like this. The worst part is when it is half finished, in the middle of the process of polishing of the paint. A few times I thought to myself I've ruined the phone but you just need to stay calm and wait till it's finished and polish with very fine sandpaper.
    07-24-2013 03:00 PM
  17. Ben_Trovato's Avatar
    That looks fantastic - well done!
    07-24-2013 03:08 PM
  18. aera's Avatar
    Thanks everyone! It's really not that hard. You just have to be very careful and have patience and not let yourself rush anything even though it might be tempting at times. Just take a break instead. Took me about 4 hours active time to get it like this. The worst part is when it is half finished, in the middle of the process of polishing of the paint. A few times I thought to myself I've ruined the phone but you just need to stay calm and wait till it's finished and polish with very fine sandpaper.
    Did you wet sand at all, or was it all with dry paper?
    07-24-2013 03:46 PM
  19. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    It looks really sharp! I would be tempted to do this someday, maybe when the warranty is up, because I am assuming Apple will no longer honor the warranty since physical alterations were done, or to them physical damage?
    07-24-2013 03:57 PM
  20. dannejanne's Avatar
    Did you wet sand at all, or was it all with dry paper?
    All dry paper. Mostly 2000 grit but around 1000 for the beginning of some areas. But always finish off with 2000.
    07-24-2013 04:10 PM
  21. dannejanne's Avatar
    It looks really sharp! I would be tempted to do this someday, maybe when the warranty is up, because I am assuming Apple will no longer honor the warranty since physical alterations were done, or to them physical damage?
    I have thought about this and I honestly have no idea. I don't think it should affect warrenty as it doesn't really mess with anything in the phone. I guess they would have to prove that my work would be the cause for it breaking. So I guess it depends on what would be faulty on the phone. Honestly don't know. Hope I don't have to find out! Personally I don't see how this could break my phone =)
    07-24-2013 04:14 PM
  22. aera's Avatar
    I have thought about this and I honestly have no idea. I don't think it should affect warrenty as it doesn't really mess with anything in the phone. I guess they would have to prove that my work would be the cause for it breaking. So I guess it depends on what would be faulty on the phone. Honestly don't know. Hope I don't have to find out! Personally I don't see how this could break my phone =)
    From my experience with the genius bar there is a section of the work order for condition on the device. They have always selected "normal wear" when I have been in there. Not sure what the other options could be.
    07-24-2013 04:32 PM
  23. FFR's Avatar
    OP: Gorgeous, Good luck
    07-25-2013 09:32 AM
  24. Xm_jdm's Avatar
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    I was bored this weekend while being sick so I decided to pimp my iPhone 5!

    Basically what I did was to polish with very fine sandpaper (2000) on the areas I wanted some shine. Took me about three hours. I have done some small details such polish the edges of the button. Two small thin lines on the upper side and totally chrome up down on the top and the while backside edges. I think I like what I have done!

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    There goes resale value.
    07-27-2013 12:43 AM
  25. dannejanne's Avatar
    There goes resale value.
    Not everyone cares about that. Leave that stuff to me to worry or not worry about.


    Sent from my pimped iPhone
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    07-27-2013 02:54 AM
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