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What would be the best way to make that silver grille red like on the previous EVO's?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tx_brandon, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. tx_brandon

    tx_brandon Well-Known Member
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    What would be the best way to make that silver grille red like on the previous EVO's?
     

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  2. freeza

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    A red sharpie lol
     
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  3. MyHTCevo

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    Tape it up and a light dusting with spray paint. The key word...LIGHT.
     
  4. Covert_Death

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    you don't want spray paint OR sharpie fumes near your speaker... don't do either, the fumes eat at foam and plastics, you're speak will be shot if your not lucky, i suggest not taking the chance... if you have to have it red though then i'd do a sharpie then put it in front of a fan and let it blow on it till you can't smell the sharpie any more
     
  5. evoman2be913

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    Brandon if you end up doing it, please post pics or vids... would love to see how it comes out. Good luck!
     
  6. njbianco

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    +1 lol
     
  7. ashykat

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    +1

    I loved the way the red looked and was disappointed they changed it to silver.
     
  8. Sir Loin

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    beat an iphone fanboy to death with it. Not condoning murder, but blood isn't an easy stain to remove, it'll stay red for a while.
     
  9. Android 17

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    And if you take out the back cover, it'll match up, and look really snazzy!
     
  10. drksilenc

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    well you could do it with a sharpie if u used a tech vacume to dry it and keep the fumes away
    spray pay = no cause the actual liquid could make it to the speaker
     
  11. jellyjamz

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    Did they take the red off the entire backside of the phone?
     
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  14. hopalee

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    I want to do the opposite. I want to change the camera lens and the area under the kickstand to silver......any takers?
     
  15. legacy

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    Sharpie makes paint pens. I'd use one of those. They're different than their markers.
     
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  16. hopalee

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    OK, so I found one, but I'm wondering if Sprint is going to give me shit if I have to take the phone in for anything. Can they say anything if I have insurance? Also, does anyone have any experience with these? I'm wondering if the red will show through the silver.

    Amazon.com: Sharpie Paint Marker Silver Oil Base Medium Point (1-Each): Office Products


    And here's a link to the red one for those of you who want to paint the speaker:
    Amazon.com: Sharpie Paint Marker Red Pen Oil Base Medium Point (1-Each): Office…

    **EDIT**Geez, just saw how much shipping is. I think I'll try an office supply store or an art store.
     
  17. legacy

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    Sprint shouldn't say a word unless you're complaining about a silver mark across your lens *that you put there* for normal work where you'd get your phone back. For a phone replacement, they make take issue since your phone would likely get repaired and sold as a refurb.

    The pens are opaque, and should work well. I have a couple of black ones coming to me. I had to order online since I wanted black, but I have seen a gold/silver combo pack in stores (OfficeMax or OfficeDepot, I always get those two mixed up).



     
  18. hopalee

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    Thanks! I ended up ordering one online for about $6 with shipping because I figured I might go to a store and they might not have it and I'll just save myself the hassle. Fingers crossed, nothing will happen to the phone in the 1 year that I will have it to have to worry about Sprint! ;)
     
  19. hopalee

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    Hey everyone, I got my paint marker in the mail today and went at my EVO with it. As you can see, I painted the camera ring, the kickstand housing, and the slot where you stick your fingernail in to take the back cover off.

    Let me know what you think!
    BTW, these pics were taken with my brother's EVO.

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  20. newone757

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    Little skitchy around the camera but looks REALLY good under the kickstand, overall the color adds a CLEAN look. Good job.

    also need to hit that little bit of red on the other side underneath the kickstand, as seen in the 2nd to last pic.


    Nice though
     
  21. IXIShogunR1

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  22. hopalee

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    Thanks, yeah, I gotta figure out how to get in there without coloring the kickstand. And I'm gonna try to fix up the bumpiness.
     
  23. Furtwangler

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    I'm going to try to do similar except with red on the HTC on the back case, as well as that carbon fiber back mod on the other thread here. Hopefully the sample comes in soon. I'm just trying to figure out an easy way to cut out the HTC with a knife without making it look crappy on the case since the letters are so close together. :/
     
  24. hopalee

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    good luck!
     
  25. sean76

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    I actually like the silver, kind of wished the incredible had the silver speaker cover...
     
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