Droid touch up paint?

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    I've fallen victim to the perils of the smartphone - I was walking down the sidewalk writing an e-mail and tripped over a loose piece of concrete, and the Droid broke my fall.

    Everything's still working great, but does anyone have any ideas how I can cover up the exposed metal around the screen? The scratches on the keyboard section aren't as bad as they look in the pic, so I'm less worried about that.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks!
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    I have been told by 1 person that Harley-Davidson Touch up paint works well on Droid.
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    OP, just want to let you know that I cringed when I saw that picture
    My condolences
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    ouch

    This may sound kinda odd but I think that black Appliance paint is extremely close to the Droid color... try that. Can get at any home improvement store and sometimes Walmart.
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    I'd think just about any auto touch up paint would work well.
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    hurts to look at....

    try the harley paint, if not, at least sharpie it for now,
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    I laughed my assets off when you said it broke your fall XD. Poor droid, though :(
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    enu33,
    At least tell us that you broke your nose, or skinned your knee, anything!
    Just don't say you sacrificed your Droid's natural good looks!
    Then again, cicks dig scars, soooooo.......
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    I had a few small scratches on mine and a black magic marker took care of them. I can see the spot if I look for it but it is not really noticeable.
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    I ended up using the Harley paint from Amazon.com: TOUCH-UP Paint Pen for BLACK FRAME: Automotive and it looks pretty good - it's not as reflective as the original finish so you notice it in some lights, but mostly you can't tell there's a huge gouge on the edge of my screen unless you're looking for it.

    Thanks for the advice and the condolences.
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    I personally think it looks badass with the scratches.. keep em!
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    Ya know what's funny?

    The paint on mine held up fine.

    [​IMG]
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    I dropped my onto the cement steps a few weeks ago when I slipped on ice, it landed face down and scratched the outer surface. It was my wife who had the idea to use a Sharpie...and it worked great.
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    + 1 for the Sharpie, mine had a minor scrape and the Sharpie works wonders, i can't even tell and im holding it up almost to my eyeball:woot:
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    I have a few nicks in the edge of the cover right up to the glass. I tried the Sharpie route as a temp fix, but being right on the edge, it rubbed off pretty quick.

    Going to try the touch up paint now. Hadn't thought of that. I was thinking a semi-gloss model paint, which might be cheaper, but its made for plastic and might not hold up well on the metal of the Droid.
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    quoted for truth.
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    I tried the black model paint and it just didn't stick. It eventually rubbed off.
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    Maybe you should get a case too lol.
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    I have some scratches and tried the sharpie and it wears off to fast. Best to find a good auto touch paint.
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    Same here. Looked good for a few days though. Sharpie also fades quickly. It seems as though my small chip is growing. :( It's on the exact lower left corner near the screen.

    C
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