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  1.    #1  
    ok so i bought a new black case off of ebay; it looks really good with the center section painted red and a short antenna. (pics of that latter)

    but now i have an old case that was scratched up cracked in a few spots, and just really bad looking, so i decided to wast some time on it, to see if i can get a cool custom case out of it.

    so with JB Weld, in hand i went to work.
    after cutting off the antenna and gluing a few bad spots/cracks i started building up the glue.
    after all that i sanded it smooth.
    the results so far are this...
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    so i just need to do some painting, more sanding, more painting some wet sanding, and a clear coat and it should look really nice.
    i haven't decided on a color yet, but i want something odd...
    any ideas?
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    I'm assuming from your screen name you're a guy ...a really sexy blue??

    I need to find someone willing to do this to my extra Treos and paint them pink...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christinac130 View Post
    I'm assuming from your screen name you're a guy ...a really sexy blue??

    I need to find someone willing to do this to my extra Treos and paint them pink...
    yes i am a guy

    i would, but i have school starting back very soon, and i won't have a life after it starts
    when i do get some free time i might start buying cases to mod them and sell them, but i need to do a few more to get the process down, and have some time to test them.
    i want to make sure i am using the right paint, and make sure it will stand up to allot.
    because i am rough on phones, and always end up scraching them, or dropping them off of 3 story buildings...lol it only happened twice...the sony ericision held up to both of the drops, but kinda started to die after the second time...

    for a color i was thinking maybe a dark gray base with some kind of design airbrushed on it; but i need to talk to my painter friend first and see if he will do some airbrush work to it.

    if not some simple designs i can tape off, and paint.
    Last edited by thesteve151; 01/11/2008 at 07:10 PM.
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    ok i primered it black, and i still need to do some work to it though.
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    ok so i sanded it down again, and primered it gray with better primer.

    in these pics the new primer is sanded down, and ready for the final color...bet you guys want to know what it is?

    well i will post pics of that in about an hour or so.
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    ok so here it is white...i am going to paint a black/orange Valve logo on the battery cover. Valve produced half-life, portal, and some other great games
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    more pics of phone cover
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    White probably isn't the best choice...it will get dirty really quickly (like the white 680). For a device that is going to be touched a lot, a dark color would be a better choice.
    Be sure to check out SmartDeviceResource!


    Device Timeline: Palm III → RIM 950 → RIM 957 → Tungsten W → Kyocera 7135 → Treo 600 → Treo 650 → Treo 700p → Treo 755p & 800w → Treo 755p & Pro
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    ya but it is just a test for now. i am going to get a friend to airbrush some stuff on it, and might change the base color latter on.

    valve logo
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    where would the antenna go?
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    Internal antenna (from a 680 or 755p)?
    Be sure to check out SmartDeviceResource!


    Device Timeline: Palm III → RIM 950 → RIM 957 → Tungsten W → Kyocera 7135 → Treo 600 → Treo 650 → Treo 700p → Treo 755p & 800w → Treo 755p & Pro
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    I am taking 2 stock antennas from a 650, and i removed the green ribbon with the antenna on it, and i am going to solder them on the spot where they would normally connect to.

    I am going to finish up the case tonight, and put it on tomorrow night. I have changed my mind about the white, with a valve logo, the white just doesn't go with valve, so i am going to make it just some random colors, because i know i am going to scratch it allot, and i don't want to be able to tell it's scratched.
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    ok here it is, i think it looks cool, and pulse you won't be able to tell when it gets scratched...flame suit on

    i know a nice blue, or something else would be cool, but this is my prototype; the next one i am going to do is going to be painted by my friend that is a professional painter he painted my 94' ford flair-side, and did a really quality job.

    so the next one won't be done with ****ty spray paint. i would have waited, but he said he is going to be busy for a while. I might go help him out if i have some spare time to help speed up the wait, and i might even get it done for free i think i am going to do the next phone a really dark gray, with the center section black, or green, with an airbrush design on the battery cover, i don't know what to do for that though, maybe an old school pinstripe design in different shades of green...

    edit: that last pic is not gold, it just turned out bad, it looks kinda like the back.
    there are better pics to come when i get it installed.
    i will also take some pics of my current case that is black and red, it is really nice...to nice for me. lol
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    ok i still need to get the antenna working right, and then i will switch cases, but i have been very busy with college since the break is over, but hopefully tomorrow i am going to get it put on. here are some pics of my current black case with a red center, and a short antenna.

    there are also some good pics of my phone cover, i am moding, and a pic of the antenna i took out of my 650

    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_0668.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_0678.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_0665.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_0675.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_0676.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_0677.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_0685.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_0684.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_0683.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_0680.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/100_0679.jpg
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    Hope this is a mix of before and after shots. There are 4 nice looking pictures of a polished reddish Treo, and a lot of pictures of a Treo which looks like it went through a car fire! Show us the final result when ready!
    -- Josh
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    Quote Originally Posted by steinbej View Post
    Hope this is a mix of before and after shots. There are 4 nice looking pictures of a polished reddish Treo, and a lot of pictures of a Treo which looks like it went through a car fire! Show us the final result when ready!
    -- Josh
    the black and red treo is my case i have now, and the "car fire" one is the new moded one, that is the way i want it to look, because i tend to drop my phone allot, and i think it looks cool.

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