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How-to: Brushed iPhone 3G/3GS Chrome Bezel

After having my iPhone 3GS for about a year, the chrome bezel had a couple of scratches on it so I decided to brush it with a Scotch-Brite sponge. This method has been over youtube for a bit and I always wanted to do it. Here’s what you’ll need if you want to do it too..

  • Roll of electrical tape
  • Scotch-Brite scrub-sponge
  • X-acto knife

First, you’ll have to tape up the front and back of your phone covering all the plastic parts of the phone. Instead of taping the front of my phone, I opted to use an old screen protector. Since the bottom of the screen protector didn’t fully cover the bottom of my phone, I taped it up. Use the X-acto knife to cut off any excess tape covering the bezel.

After that, you just scrub away! Use the green side of the sponge and try to make long, forceful swipes. If the tape starts to peel or burn, you’ll have to retape that part. After your bezel reaches the desireable look, peel off all the tape. There should be minimal residue.

That’s it! Here’s the finished pictures!

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  1. Gerard
    July 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Hi,, what exactly is Scotch-Brite scube-sponge? Where might I buy it? Thanks for your blog,, I might try your method. The bottom part of bezel is scratched from a case that I had. Great protection !

  2. Gerard
    July 17, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Hi,,,I just did a search for Scotch-Brite,,, and just to make sure that I use the same one that you did, which exact sponge of theirs did you use (there are so many of them there)

    • July 18, 2010 at 4:05 pm

      Yeah that was a typo.. it’s “scrub-sponge”.. lol.

      Anyways, the exact one I used was the heavy duty one found here:

      I’m sure most of them will work though. Good luck on doing yours! You won’t regret it.

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