Tips x10 custom battery cover

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  1. Wisenos

    Wisenos Well-Known Member
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    you wouldn't understand lol
    i was thinking of grabbing a 2nd battery cover and have it painted to match my pc ( so a nice "perlecent/metallic" look )
    and hey... i might not be the only one who wants that...

    what u guys think?
    x10, x10 mini, x10 mini pro idc...
    i could make them no trouble at all
    will only have to check prices of paints / covers
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  2. Wisenos

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    you wouldn't understand lol
    recieved my new battery cover last monday ( as soon as weather is on my side, i'm starting )
    any specific color request? :p
    btw i'm keeping only the SE logo stock
     
  3. eddietse91

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    won't it feel different? i quite like the texture of the black cover now... like grippy
     
  4. Wisenos

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    you wouldn't understand lol
    I bought a white cover to be able to keep my black grip :p
     
  5. X10iUser

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    This and that.
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    I think a picture of the actual cover so people can see what it looks like might be an idea. ;)
     
  6. Wisenos

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    you wouldn't understand lol
    haven't done it yet... weather isn't on my side today
    but i'll make photochops
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    and actual cover is white "right now on phone... the black is just sitting by my monitor
     
  7. X10iUser

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    This and that.
    Here
    My bad, thought you had done.
     
  8. Wisenos

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    you wouldn't understand lol
    here are some chopped version ... i went with full colors and some i kept a white line through the cover

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    solid colors...
    so any color you want
    any pattern you want... if you want it, i'll try to do it :)
     
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  9. xx_raj_xx

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    that looks really good.. tempted ;-)
     
  10. Wisenos

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    you wouldn't understand lol
    any color you want... just ask and i'll do it (if the paint is aviable around here lol) "yeah i addded if aviable, because i asked Ford to get me the Focus ST electric orange "6FSE" and no dealer in Canada/Usa can have it"

    orders will go like this
    you send me your cover and money, i paint and then reship (might take a day or 2 to do them, "i'`m so weather dependant" i need to setup my heated box for winter time, and i have a job too :p )
    also depending on pattern, might take a lil longer, because i will be working with vinyl too

    so if you want a carbonfiber look... i'll have it :)
     
  11. powerkiter

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    How come you cant that paint out there???

    Will you be adding any protection to the paint to stop it from chipping or scratching?

    Was thinking of getting some carbon effect vinyl to cover the back of the phone to pimp it a bit.
     
  12. Wisenos

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    you wouldn't understand lol
    i can't have european colors i don't know why :(... was about to order them enough to paint 3 cars but...
    and i'll add about 4-5 layers of clearcoat "for a shiny finish" (using duplicolor high performance wheel paint - what i used on my actual wheels - took over a year to see chips on them but they don't have a single scratch with 4 layers)

    so if a wheel can live that long without any chips and scratches, a cellphone could live over 5 yrs like that

    pics of my wheels
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    and today they still looks like
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  13. Wisenos

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    you wouldn't understand lol
    finally i went the "green side" lol
    took duplicolor metal speck and metalcast
    didn't have time to clear it over (yet)
    i want to see how long the paint will last first
    and here is the result
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  14. CuBz

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  15. MrWomble

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    Very nice indeed

    what we talking in terms of cost
     
  16. Wisenos

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    you wouldn't understand lol
    how much you think would be a fair price?
    might run for around 15-20$ (i'll supply a basic range of color @ 15$) and once new color (specific) might raise to 20-25$ depending on color
     
  17. MrWomble

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    Dunno - depends if the actual colouring of the cases is done to the same standard as your photoshopping
     
  18. Wisenos

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    you wouldn't understand lol
    well, a battery cover runs for about 10$ (that's what i paid for mine shipped)
    and as for the finish... i'll say "i'll do my best, and if not satisfied i engage myself to fully refund
     
  19. Wisenos

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    you wouldn't understand lol
    so if you have any other question i'll get the info if i don't know and get you back with :)
    also if you want a decal over the paint it can be possible...

    or another though (instead of you sending me the cover and me send you back, if we can save a shipping cost)
    you send me $$ via paypal
    i order the cover, paint/sticks decal, clear then send it to you
    i also can do for other phones (any removable back cover)
    **edit**
    2 weeks test on uncleared cover results (normal use "in rear pocket" from day 1 (gave it about 8-10h to dry "not enough lol")
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  20. Wisenos

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    you wouldn't understand lol
    what do you mean by the same standard?
     
  21. MrWomble

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    was just stating that the photoshopped ones seemed to be better finish than the sparkle one lol

    thats the trouble with digital colour

    always look better
     
  22. Wisenos

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    you wouldn't understand lol
    well, i know i just resurected a 6 month old thread but
    wanted to show some of my paintjob

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    Valve cover

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    trunk

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    the complete bodykit (with help of the owner of the car)

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    those taillights

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    stereo bezel

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    headlight tint

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    my own headlight
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    most of the jobs are done without any clearcoat over them
     
  23. Wisenos

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    you wouldn't understand lol
    true but actual pictures doesn't give the same as seeing with your own eyes :p

    and MrWomble i'm so confident of my work that i'll make yours free (still need shipping charge lol... if you like you pay, if not, send it back and i'll redo)
     
  24. Wisenos

    Wisenos Well-Known Member
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    you wouldn't understand lol
    changed the colors of my 2nd battery cover
    from the green showed up there to this color

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