Brushed Aluminum Look

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    The bezel on my droid was beat up. and I got tired of looking at the silver showing throuhg the black. So I masked off the screen and the sides of the droid, and took 120 grit sand paped and sanded it down leaving bits of black. I think it looks better than before, and if I can find some kind of wrap for the back I think it would look like a new droid...Heres a few shots

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    if the paint is off. Sand it, like you did, alodine the medal, apply primer, then get some car paint (like a corvette red, blue)
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    Lol you really need to go over that with some finer sand paper. Go over it again with the 120 if you want then hit an auto shop and get some 600+ and smooth it out, then add a little bit of rubbing compound to polish it a bit.
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    I got some but ran out of time....
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    If you going to go polished look then just as tooth said, you are goiing to have to step up your sand paper. Start with 120, 200, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, rubbing compound, metal polish.
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    Looks good, definitely needs some work like others said.. I want to do this to mine! A guide or writeup would be cool
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    Here is DroidForums member SC300Drifter's thread that you guys should check out.

    >>>>link>>>> http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...-just-polished-my-droid-anyone-else-done.html

    It's the same concept as this thread, except what he did to his Droid bezel was: masked, then stripped and sanded with varying grits, and then polished!

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    I think it's great you guys are doing stuff like this! I might do the same if my Droid bezel gets damaged.
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    yea man that looks sick ^ so smooth... i would be so afraid to do this to mine... ha
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    Looks good... Let me ask, how did you get that time and weather to show on the top of the screen? Is it a weather app.. thats cool
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    beautiful widgets
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    Ill check that out...

    Nice sig... Either youre a Cardinals fan, in that case, thanks for Dansby, or a Niners fan, in that case, thanks for Nolan dancedroid :)
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    Updated look..thats with 600 grit. I thought i had 1000, but couldnt find it, bu its smooth enough for me, and I like the way it looks. I may do something else to it later, but its fine for now....Sorry not into the shiny stuff, thats way its not getting polished

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    Well done! That looks really great! dancedroid
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    :bling: looks good, is there any other parts that you can sand?
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    looks better.....

    And I am a niners fan.
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    Blue looking at your device I wonder If I could get some gold paint that matches the camera button. I would paint the sanded part Gold. I will be looking into that.
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    I was thinking of painting it silver, same with the speaker grill. Not sure how I'm going to pull that off though.
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    Looks good!
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    wood shops will also carry the higher grit sand papers. I've gotten up to 3000 there.
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