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  1. coppel's Avatar
    My SIM cover had a couple tiny flecks of the silver paint chipped off just where you put your finger nail to lift it off. Very minor, most people probably wouldn't notice or care, but it bugged me.

    So I decided to make the Passport a little different and painted the SIM port cover matte black. It's a cool paint, actually intended for making chalk boards. Very simple - sanded the "old" silver paint with 1000 grit and then applied lots of very light coats. Probably 30 minutes total and then drying time.

    Voila.

    I liked the silver, and I like the black too. One nice effect of the black is that visually it minimizes the gaps between the SIM cover and the rest of the phone, especially at the top.

    Anyways, thought I'd show you guys.

    I painted my Passport's SIM cover-p1160582.jpg

    I painted my Passport's SIM cover-p1160584.jpg

    I painted my Passport's SIM cover-p1160581.jpg

    I painted my Passport's SIM cover-p1160583.jpg
    Last edited by coppel; 02-21-16 at 05:59 PM.
    02-20-16 06:11 PM
  2. ZayDub's Avatar
    Looks nice OP

    BBM Channel: C002165D3 Tour 9630 > Bold 9650 > Q10 > Playbook > Classic AND Passport SE!!!
    02-20-16 06:20 PM
  3. ronfc's Avatar
    Cool! And I must say, great photography, OP!
    skinnymike1 likes this.
    02-20-16 06:23 PM
  4. Elite1's Avatar
    I think I like that better. Never quite liked the back before on the SE despite liking it overall.
    IcYthemes likes this.
    02-20-16 06:54 PM
  5. LoneStarRed's Avatar
    That! Looks great! Excellent job!

    "I don't think that word means what you think it means."
    02-20-16 07:15 PM
  6. Arjun Sahota's Avatar
    I really like it.

    I hate that they made it an awkward silver for whatever reason when the rest of the back is that grip black. I currently have the red, but when there's a blow out on the silver down the road I really want tot pick it up just to have another passport.

    Will definitely do this to my device.

    Thanks for the idea!

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport
    02-20-16 08:40 PM
  7. Breadman's Avatar
    Looks great.. what is the name of the paint you used?

    Posted via CB10
    02-20-16 09:50 PM
  8. cdnynot's Avatar
    Sweet! I love the paint job...

    Posted from my Passport... You've been BlackBerried!
    02-20-16 11:10 PM
  9. leeiling's Avatar
    Much better than the original design on SE. I kind of wonder why they have painted it silver.

    Posted via CB10
    IcYthemes likes this.
    02-21-16 12:20 AM
  10. markmall's Avatar
    Great improvement!

    Posted via CB10
    02-21-16 12:43 AM
  11. Drenegade's Avatar
    Looks real nice. I did the same thing with the "silver" chin on the Z30

    Posted via CB10
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    02-21-16 12:52 AM
  12. sum123's Avatar
    Nice. Good photos!

    Posted from kyuten
    02-21-16 01:30 AM
  13. JMDBERRY's Avatar
    Nice! Apparently,...BlackBerry should have done this too.

    Posted via CB10
    02-21-16 08:06 AM
  14. Edijs Benoit's Avatar
    Cool! And I must say, great photography, OP!
    Indeed. And phone looks good. I like that

    Posted via CB10
    02-21-16 08:42 AM
  15. vanrickman's Avatar
    Looks great! Nice job.

    My Canada My BlackBerry My Z30
    02-21-16 08:48 AM
  16. RamboGT5's Avatar
    Nice! I may do this.

    Posted via CB10
    02-21-16 08:56 AM
  17. coppel's Avatar
    Looks great.. what is the name of the paint you used?

    Posted via CB10
    I used "Rust-Oleum Chalk Board", in a spray can. It's what I had in the house. I'm hopeful that it'll stand up to long-term wear and tear, we'll see.

    If anyone else tries painting their SIM cover or any other part of the phone I'd love to see it.
    02-21-16 12:29 PM
  18. texn884's Avatar
    I really like it. I am going to do this.
    Thanks
    02-21-16 05:40 PM
  19. heading4tomorrow's Avatar
    I can't really use my passport without a case, so congratulation for being so brave.
    02-21-16 07:30 PM
  20. coppel's Avatar
    I can't really use my passport without a case, so congratulation for being so brave.
    Naked all the way.
    02-21-16 07:49 PM
  21. HereticHermit's Avatar
    This one looks better. Blackberry have knack of putting silver very oddly. Z30 was bleahh too
    02-21-16 08:14 PM
  22. deadcowboy's Avatar
    this looks better than stock

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    02-21-16 08:31 PM
  23. coppel's Avatar
    Just contacted by BlackBerry, offered contract design gig to work on upcoming BB10/Android dual boot Gen 2 Passport. Initial specs look like snapdragon 820, big sensor and f1.4 on the cam, figured out how to mill it out of one piece of stainless including chin and frets, same screen res and size, body marginally narrower, matte black SIM port cover (!!!) and...ooo whoops better not say more... something something non-disclosure agreement something something...
    02-21-16 08:45 PM
  24. Bla1ze's Avatar
    That actually looks pretty sweet.
    02-21-16 09:06 PM
  25. IndianTiwari's Avatar
    My SIM cover had a couple tiny flecks of the silver paint chipped off just where you put your finger nail to lift it off. Very minor, most people probably wouldn't notice or care, but it bugged me.

    So I decided to make the Passport a little different and painted the SIM port cover matte black. It's a cool paint, actually intended for making chalk boards. Very simple - sanded the "old" silver paint with 1000 grit and then applied lots of very light coats. Probably 30 minutes total and then drying time.

    Voila.

    I liked the silver, and I like the black too. One nice effect of the black is that visually it minimizes the gaps between the SIM cover and the rest of the phone, especially at the top.

    Anyways, thought I'd show you guys.

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    This is truly a professional work . The device looks beautiful in the new look The matt finish paint mated well with the back cover .
    02-22-16 01:02 AM
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