1. Taterfry's Avatar
    After having my S2 run naked for quite a while, mostly on the weekends, I noticed the battery door getting pretty scratched up. Having a brand new battery door sitting in a box, I felt like "customizing" this one. So, I took a bench grinder brush to it, rough grit sandpaper, and finally fine grit wet sandpaper to it. Here's the results:
    (note: what looks like fingerprints are actually reflections from around the room)

    Notice how the swirls allow for a uniform all-around reflection.


    Here's a view of the glossiness (result of the wet sanding)

    Here's what it looks like on the S2:





    I may go back and do a once-over with some metal polish, maybe even with a buffer to really make it gleam. The best part is, I never have to worry about it getting scratched again! Eventually, when I have extra time, I'm hoping to electroplate it with chromium or some other metal!

    Hope you enjoyed!
    07-21-10 12:08 AM
  2. Masahiro's Avatar
    That looks savage. Good job! Too bad the rest of the frame isn't metal…

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    07-21-10 12:26 AM
  3. Dom1n8tr1x's Avatar
    It looks awesome, I want one too!

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    07-21-10 12:57 AM
  4. Taterfry's Avatar
    It really wasn't that hard! It took a grand total of 30min or so and a little bit of patience.

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    07-21-10 09:25 AM
  5. jdurante's Avatar
    That looks cool. Question though, where can I find a new battery door? I didn't see any for sale on the Crackberry store...

    Thanks!
    07-21-10 10:04 AM
  6. 2fast4uzx14's Avatar
    Looks good! I am going to have to get at mine here soon. Hit it with the bead blaster and maybe a little Flitz metal polish.

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    07-21-10 07:19 PM
  7. dkingsf's Avatar
    Obviously a chore for those with no life, lol
    07-21-10 07:29 PM
  8. Taterfry's Avatar
    Looks good! I am going to have to get at mine here soon. Hit it with the bead blaster and maybe a little Flitz metal polish.

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    Just be sure to use an industrial cleaner before polishing. The existing vertical "brushed" grooves under the paint tend to hold a lot of grime. If you do blast, maybe try wearing it down past those grooves?

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    07-21-10 07:30 PM
  9. kriptikchicken's Avatar
    You should try it on the front of the phone.
    07-21-10 07:35 PM
  10. Taterfry's Avatar
    You should try it on the front of the phone.
    Oh, I have a blowtorch for that! I'll post those results next!

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    07-21-10 07:41 PM
  11. kriptikchicken's Avatar
    I heard 'medium rare' produces the best results.
    07-21-10 07:46 PM
  12. Taterfry's Avatar
    I'm thinking of sandblasting my screen protector off first!

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    07-21-10 07:49 PM
  13. kriptikchicken's Avatar
    You know what they say? Women love the 'ruff and ready' look!
    07-21-10 08:16 PM
  14. Sanch0's Avatar
    That's different. I like the wet sanded look for that gleam.
    07-22-10 02:05 PM
  15. titusilvering's Avatar
    nice effort but will that cause "Antennagate"??? Help!!!
    07-22-10 02:17 PM
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