Not so sticky...

Discussion in 'Motorola Q' started by oddllama, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. oddllama

    oddllama New Member

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    Not so sticky...

    So I learned today that spraypaint does not stick to the Q. I decided to paint my case (warranty smarranty) and after 6 hours of perfecting it (3 layers white paint, 4 layers clear coat. A bug landed on it after the first layer was applied, I tortured it relentlessly) the paint peeled off like a latex glove when I removed the masking. I took pictures but I'm embarassed enough as it is...

    So tonight I'm going to sand it down and start over. It's a good thing though, I learned that 7 layers of paint is too much, it prevents the keys from moving or the battery cover from going on. Also that the case needs to be rough for paint to stick, the Q is just too smooth, So that is another lesson learned. I think I will be equipped with enough knowledge this time around to hopefully have a finished product. This time I'll be airbrushing on model paint. Too bad dipping it in chrome is out of the question...

    I'll post a pic of my unique (hopefully still functioning) Q when it's done.
  2. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    whatever they say.. you sure got balls :}
  3. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    wow...balls is right
    thats down right insane

    i am very curious to see what it comes out like
  4. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    if he succeeds, he's gonna have one unique device for sure...
  5. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    oh yea thats for sure!
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    winotree New Member

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    And to think that I wrapped mine in a bandana for it's first three weeks just so I wouldn't get any fingerprints on it!! Dude!! post yer pix!!
  7. qwho

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    Why don't you just wait till the motoQ pink comes out.

    [​IMG]

    Now with a cool blue moto symbol!!!
  8. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    whahahahahahahahhahaa.... :}

    that is wrong on so many levels .. hey, did you see that, a pink Q symbol, would it permanent or a sticker :}
  9. qwho

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    When I made it, i almost made that symbol be blue. Let me fix it and repost.:laugh2:
  10. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    thats some nice photo shopping there qwho!!

    -Sent from my Q
  11. qwho

    qwho New Member

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    I can't wait till we have our first "New pink Q coming to verizon wireless!!!" thread because of this....
  12. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

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    whahahahahhaa.. that is freaking hilarious, blue would have been better for sure man :}

    ETA: blue kicks ass :}
  13. oddllama

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    I am such a retard. While shopping the vast array of colors for a few hours (lunch break ran a bit long.) I finally settled on a color I though might look pretty cool, so I made the purchase, raced back to work and got to work (on painting my Q, yes I have it like that at work :p). After doing just the battery cover as a test run (and I was quite happy with it) I realized that the Q already came in silver. Sigh.

    Granted this is a "cooler" chrome like silver, it just isn't different enough, so I'm off to wal-mart for the tenth time today when I get off work. I am having a hard time deciding on a color though, I was thinking about even going crazy with some lime green or something. Any suggestions?
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    rudeboy New Member

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    WHAHAHAHAhahahahaha.... :tounge:

    no suggestions... i am almost falling out of the couch (which takes some effort) laughing at the fact that you painted it in the color already available.. this must be the funniest thing i have heard in weeks,. maybe months :}
  15. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    i think black might look nice too :tounge:
    to bad they dont make one like....ooops:laugh2:
  16. TarHeelsRule!

    TarHeelsRule! New Member

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    My suggestion is Carolina Blue but I just bought a skinit sticker and covered my phone and kept the warranty intact! There are others way to change to customize it instead of painting. Check out www.skinit.com. It was kinda tricky with all the buttons on the front but it worked.
  17. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    those are pretty cool!

    can you take a picture of what yours is wearing...im curious to see what it looks like and how it fits

    if you dont mind :laugh2:
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    TarHeelsRule! New Member

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    Actually it didn't fit as well as I wanted it to so I just kept the sticker on the battery door and threw the rest away. But I didn't give it much a chance (that lack of patience thing again). So I am considering ordering another design and trying to exercise some patience in putting it on. One of my friends sent in a picture of her and her daughter and had a skinit made for her daughter's cell phone, it looked really cool. But they didn't have all the buttons to deal with.
  19. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    you can get a custom design too?
    i didnt see that on there site
  20. DrQ

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    I like the idea...also interested in a pic

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