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  1. #1
    malinda
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    My phone is pretty scratched up. I am thinking about spraypainting it. I
    was told to sand it lightly....then apply a primer...then to do the
    color.... (most say use automotive paint) and then put the clear coat
    on...anyone do this?

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  2. #2
    malinda
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    Re: Spraypainting phone


    Just thought I would inform everyone I went ahead and said WTF...So I
    got my nextel out and took the battery cover off. It's in the process
    of drying...it would of looked much better on a not so windy day. I
    light light sanded it...then I washed it off and left it dry...i
    applied the primer (auto type), applied the paint (auto type), then put
    the clear coat on (auto type again)...it turned out pretty good. If I
    had a camera I'd take a pic... the only thing I am not happy about is
    cause of the wind there is one spot that has like a peice of dirt or
    something...you cant tell it though.

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  3. #3
    Lawrence Glasser
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    Re: Spraypainting phone

    malinda wrote:
    >
    > Just thought I would inform everyone I went ahead and said WTF...So I
    > got my nextel out and took the battery cover off. It's in the process
    > of drying...it would of looked much better on a not so windy day. I
    > light light sanded it...then I washed it off and left it dry...i
    > applied the primer (auto type), applied the paint (auto type), then put
    > the clear coat on (auto type again)...it turned out pretty good. If I
    > had a camera I'd take a pic... the only thing I am not happy about is
    > cause of the wind there is one spot that has like a peice of dirt or
    > something...you cant tell it though.


    So I guess it's too late for me to advise against it, huh? <g>

    Larry



  4. #4
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Spraypainting phone

    malinda wrote:

    > Just thought I would inform everyone I went ahead and said WTF...So I
    > got my nextel out and took the battery cover off. It's in the process
    > of drying...it would of looked much better on a not so windy day. I
    > light light sanded it...then I washed it off and left it dry...i
    > applied the primer (auto type), applied the paint (auto type), then put
    > the clear coat on (auto type again)...it turned out pretty good. If I
    > had a camera I'd take a pic... the only thing I am not happy about is
    > cause of the wind there is one spot that has like a peice of dirt or
    > something...you cant tell it though.



    Wow, you're probably the first person I've heard of who cared that much
    about keeping their phone around and making it look good that tehy
    repainted it. I think most people would not the have the patience.
    I know I wouldn't have, and would've just ditched the phone and gotten a
    new one. Now that Best Buy has a cell phone recycling program for junk
    cell phones and rechargeable batteries, I wouldn't feel so guilty about
    ditching an old phone, either.

    Good to hear that you managed to get it looking good though. If you get
    pictures, post them on a website and send us the link.


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  5. #5
    norelpref
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    Re: Spraypainting phone

    I think if you put a VTEC or Type R sticker somewhere on the phone, it
    will perform much better then one without stickers..

    On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 14:27:30 -0400, malinda
    <[email protected]> said:

    >
    >Just thought I would inform everyone I went ahead and said WTF




  6. #6
    JRW
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    Re: Spraypainting phone

    malinda wrote:

    > My phone is pretty scratched up. I am thinking about spraypainting it. I
    > was told to sand it lightly....then apply a primer...then to do the
    > color.... (most say use automotive paint) and then put the clear coat
    > on...anyone do this?


    For a really durable finish, you could use a two-part epoxy paint
    such as Sherwin Williams Polan I (smooth finish ) or Polane II
    (textured finish - used on electric cabinents and typewriters).
    Duponts makes Imron used for car paint. But these would be more
    trouble than its worth.

    An easier way, but with limited choice of colors would be an
    one-part kitchen appliance spray paint. One brand has only the
    traditional kitchen colors - harvest gold, avocado, white, and
    black. Dupont Krylon brand has a better selection. Use a light
    coat dusting coat followed by a second coat a few hours later.

    Regardless of what paint you use, try it on the inside first to
    see if it crazes or wrinkles the plastic. The xylene solvent in
    Krylon products is pretty aggressive (and fast drying - thats
    why they advertise it as "no run").

    A light "sanding" with kitchen sink powered works to roughen up
    the surface.

    Here's a thought...prep your phone by sanding it down and
    applying a primer, then take it to an autopaint shop. You could
    call around and see when someone will be painting a car the
    color you like for your phone.





  7. #7
    davec8100
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    Re: Spraypainting phone


    Painted my phone last week. Doesn't look bad at all. I posted a pic on
    the regular SU forums if anyone wants to take a look. Just do a search
    for "Painting the Sanyo 8100" and it should come right up. (The phone
    looks better "in person" than the picture.)

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