1. GeoK's Avatar
    Hi all!
    Just wondering with those of you owning a red passport.
    The frame is painted black, correct?
    How is the paint on the frame holding up?
    Does it wear, dull in color or chip at all?

    Some photos would be helpful too?
    06-27-15 09:29 PM
  2. byex's Avatar
    I don't think it's painted. If it is its a really good job. I've had my red passport since December 2014 dropped multiple times and no peeling.

    Posted via CB10
    06-28-15 12:44 AM
  3. littlebuff's Avatar
    It is painted on. I guess it is anodized paint which can hold on to the metal very well. But it can be chipped off of course.


    Posted from my Passport
    06-28-15 01:10 AM
  4. Poi25's Avatar
    It is painted on. I guess it is anodized paint which can hold on to the metal very well. But it can be chipped off of course.
    No idea exactly what method BlackBerry used, but I do know anodizing isn't painting.
    06-28-15 01:18 AM
  5. SK122387's Avatar
    It feels like a different type of material than the black Passport's frame.

    It holds up perfectly well. No signs of wear on my red Passport.

    Posted via CB10
    06-28-15 01:39 AM
  6. modifier's Avatar
    The black frame is the same as the silver. Both are stainless steel, bead-blasted to give the matte finish. The black frame is DLC (diamond-like carbon) coated to make it black, just like the Q10.

    It's a highly durable finish and harder than the stainless steel. It's vapor deposited in a vacuum chamber and not the same as anodizing. While it cannot chip off under normal circumstances, it can be scratched with enough force down to the base substrate.

    [CB10 / Q10]
    Last edited by modifier; 06-28-15 at 05:22 AM.
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    06-28-15 04:44 AM
  7. jafrul's Avatar
    Mine chipped at top right and bottom right corner due to a nasty drop face down.
    Luckily nothing happens to the screen tho.
    And I can see beneath the chips, it's the same stainless steel as can be found on the black Passport.

    Posted via CB10 on my RedBerryan PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2204 w .841 radio
    06-28-15 04:52 AM
  8. GeoK's Avatar
    So, it's possible to chip it then.
    But some of you have good durability.
    That's great news.

    Mine chipped at top right and bottom right corner due to a nasty drop face down.
    Luckily nothing happens to the screen tho.
    And I can see beneath the chips, it's the same stainless steel as can be found on the black Passport.

    Posted via CB10 on my RedBerryan PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2204 w .841 radio
    06-28-15 10:07 PM
  9. cdnynot's Avatar
    I'm still looking for this Red Passport... anyone seen one!?!
    Red Passport Frame-img_20150619_222032_edit.png

    Loving the Black Passport, but this red one would be amazing!

    Post from my Passport or my Z30 or my Playbook
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    06-29-15 02:10 AM
  10. sibeans's Avatar
    I'm still looking for this Red Passport... anyone seen one!?!
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    Loving the Black Passport, but this red one would be amazing!

    Post from my Passport or my Z30 or my Playbook
    "shut up and take my MONEY!" or buy a red Passport and find a busted black or white one and swap the frets and frame

    *the color scheme reminds me of my 1st BlackBerry, 8110 Pearl "raspberry"
    06-29-15 02:31 AM
  11. GeoK's Avatar
    I was thinking more like 'candy apple red' Wow, that is a nice red.
    If the all black was available, I'd go for that.
    06-29-15 09:43 AM
  12. jafrul's Avatar
    Red Passport Frame-img_20150629_224001.jpg

    There ya go. One of the chip corners I had.
    And still I run naked all the time. LOL

    Dropped face down, flipped few times and back on the face.
    Lucky me the phone and screen survived the drop.

    Posted via CB10 on my RedBerryan PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2204 w .841 radio
    06-29-15 09:51 AM
  13. GeoK's Avatar
    Awesome build on that phone!

    Thanks for the photo!
    06-29-15 12:03 PM
  14. modifier's Avatar
    There ya go. One of the chip corners I had.
    FWIW, that's a chip in the stainless and would have happened with or without a DLC or PVD coating. That's not a chip in the coating itself.

    [CB10 / Q10]
    06-29-15 10:58 PM

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