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

July 17, 2010 3 comments

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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