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  1. thatton's Avatar
    I love the black and red color combo so I decided to customize my Otterbox Commuter case with some high quality scratch proof plastic paint($20 a can!), Here is the final product. I will post some better pics later including the front and side views. All in all I think it turned out really well.

    Last edited by thatton; 03-20-10 at 11:59 AM. Reason: Typo
    03-20-10 02:26 AM
  2. dlu_1999's Avatar
    Looks great!
    03-20-10 02:44 AM
  3. anon(13322)'s Avatar
    Looks nice!

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    03-20-10 03:53 AM
  4. dylanbooth78's Avatar
    That's pretty cool mate!

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    03-20-10 04:47 AM
  5. ebedoun's Avatar
    very nice! great work.
    03-20-10 04:54 AM
  6. Username5300's Avatar
    NIce work....will you post pics in about 2 months. I want to see what it looks like then.
    03-20-10 05:59 AM
  7. pilsbury's Avatar
    good job, very unique
    03-20-10 07:34 AM
  8. gratefulRed's Avatar
    I love the black and red color combo so I decided to customize my Otterbox Defender case with some high quality scratch proof plastic paint($20 a can!), Here is the final product. I will post some better pics later including the front and side views. All in all I think it turned out really well.

    nice work...but that looks like the "commuter case", not defender.
    03-20-10 10:50 AM
  9. dbone15's Avatar
    Gotta admit, that looks awesome. Paint job is flawless. i would try it, but would probably mess up the paint and have drip marks everywhere.
    03-20-10 11:36 AM
  10. thatton's Avatar
    NIce work....will you post pics in about 2 months. I want to see what it looks like then.
    That's the real test. Supposedly this paint is pretty hard core. It binds to the molecules of the plastic and kind of paints it from the inside out. You can try to scratch it with a key and it won't scratch at all. They use it for refinishing interior work on cars like the vinyl seats, etc. but I'm curious to see what it looks like in two months too!
    03-20-10 12:02 PM
  11. thatton's Avatar
    nice work...but that looks like the "commuter case", not defender.
    Oops, you're right. I put commuter in the title of the thread and for some reason put Defender in the post. Thanks.
    03-20-10 12:03 PM
  12. StAiChiLLiN's Avatar
    Nice I'm going to take your lead.

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    03-20-10 02:00 PM
  13. thatton's Avatar
    Nice I'm going to take your lead.

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    The paint is called Color Bond. You can order it from Ebay for about $13 plus tax and shipping per can.

    Post pictures when you're done.
    03-20-10 02:47 PM
  14. StAiChiLLiN's Avatar
    Thanks for the info.
    Your the reason why Crackberry is the best.

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    03-20-10 06:26 PM
  15. thejgeffect's Avatar
    Cool idea. Hopefully the paint holds up.

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    03-20-10 07:16 PM
  16. morfy50's Avatar
    Looks Awesome! After seeing this I think Otterbox should be offering different color combos.
    03-20-10 08:47 PM
  17. thatton's Avatar
    Looks Awesome! After seeing this I think Otterbox should be offering different color combos.
    I totally agree! If they did, I wouldn't have had to go through all the trouble of doing it myself! Lol

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    03-20-10 09:33 PM
  18. B_ren's Avatar
    Love the look!!! Think I may try it also.
    03-20-10 09:34 PM
  19. jr369's Avatar
    Is it spray paint? Is there a special way to not get drip runny marks on the plastic?

    I love your case and would love to make mine blue

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    03-20-10 09:45 PM
  20. Captain Awesome's Avatar
    It looks AWESOME lol. Please update us on the quality of the paint, any rub-off, etc! Also how did you do this? Is it as simple as spraying it once and letting it dry?

    Thanks and good job!
    03-20-10 11:41 PM
  21. canusaybimmy's Avatar
    that looks great man...nice job
    03-20-10 11:42 PM
  22. directhit606's Avatar
    Ditto on everyone's comments. It looks great...now all I can think about is what colour I want to paint mine!
    03-20-10 11:52 PM
  23. thatton's Avatar
    It is a spray paint. It takes a couple of nice even coats to cover up the original black but the paint is very high quality so as long as you hold the can about 8-10" away while spraying you shouldn't get any runs or drips.
    03-21-10 12:11 AM
  24. bmbaker2k5's Avatar
    I have the same case but am looking to get the Defender Series. I'm going to take after you and try it with that. I'll post pics and all when I'm done.

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    03-21-10 04:28 AM
  25. rogercruse's Avatar
    Gotta admit, that looks awesome. Paint job is flawless. i would try it, but would probably mess up the paint and have drip marks everywhere.
    Me too as well as paint on my hands, clothes and all over the place!
    03-21-10 06:45 AM
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