Just polished my Droid... anyone else done this?

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    So I just got done sanding/stripping the paint off my Droid and then I polished it with some aluminum polish. I did it to the battery door cover and to the front frame around the screen. Im not sure if there is any more metal on the phone...
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    Wow that is NICE...NEVER seen anything like this done.

    Can you post up some more pics?
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    Never thought of that - kind of a cool idea. Thanks for sharing!
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    Well done, sir.
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    Very cool.
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    thats awesome man good job
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    Nice!!! All I've ever done was apply some Zaino polymer sealant and chemical polish to the bezel and screen.
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    cant rly tell cuz the pic is low quality but its unique for sure. By the rate my metal is chipping off around my screen my droid will look like that in about a year or so.
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    that looks really nice. good job
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    i have a chrome bezel on mine looks exactly the same?
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    woah, that is awesome.

    post more pics, please!!!
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    Now the back : )
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    I dropped the phone a few times and saw that it was metal so I just masked everything except the frame with regular white masking tape and trimmed it with a razor blade. I used an air grinder with a scotch bright disc for most of the paint removal then i used sand paper for the rest and to get a brushed finish. Mothers polish is the best for polishing metal, just a few quick rubs and it was almost a mirror shine. The battery door started flaking off and so I used a scotch bright disc on an air grinder to remove the rubber coating off that, its steel so its a little harder to polish, for the battery door it would be best to just strip the coating with chemicals.
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    That looks pretty cool man, Good job. It will probably make it work better as a heatsink too.
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    that dent right below your battery in the gold whats that from just wandering?
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    I was outside one day and set my phone down, a german sheppard chewed it up and tried to bury it. That mesh was the only part that got damaged except a small ding near the flash.
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    oh ok cause my frineds has the same dent but he was trying to pry the battery cover offf lol i guess he never figured it would slide off
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    My first one had the same thing happen.... that mesh bends real easy imo
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