1. rubberwheels's Avatar
    thanks, has anyone tried to paint the bezel? what brand of spray paint do you recommend?
    Last edited by rubberwheels; 2010-01-26 at 08:22 AM.
    2010-01-26 07:55 AM
  2. Slammed63Chevy's Avatar
    thanks, has anyone tried to paint the bezel? what brand of spray paint do you recommend?
    If you use spray paint to do the bezel it will scratch off easy. I buy anodized bezel off ebay (Black or Gold) I thought about powder coating but not sure if it will interfere with the signal. I will do a few to see soon..
    2010-01-26 08:37 AM
  3. wannabprogramma's Avatar
    If you use spray paint to do the bezel it will scratch off easy. I buy anodized bezel off ebay (Black or Gold) I thought about powder coating but not sure if it will interfere with the signal. I will do a few to see soon..
    if you sand it down a little and give it a couple good coats with a airbrush you'll be fine
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    2010-01-27 12:28 AM
  4. rubberwheels's Avatar
    i heard that the bezel is the antenna for the iphone, won't sanding and painting it make the reception worse?
    2010-01-27 02:02 AM
  5. wannabprogramma's Avatar
    ummm.....i dont think that's true.....the antennae is in the bottom black part on the 2g and i think the same on 3g...
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    2010-01-27 02:18 AM
  6. Maylene's Avatar
    It looks simply gorgeous!
    2010-01-28 06:58 AM
  7. Melech518's Avatar
    i heard that the bezel is the antenna for the iphone, won't sanding and painting it make the reception worse?
    The antenna is under your dock connector assembly on the bottom of the phone
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    2010-01-28 06:31 PM
  8. Slammed63Chevy's Avatar
    Well there is a copper tab on the logic board that touches the bezel and a little prong on the antenna that touches the logic board just under that tab. I believe that the bezel is like antenna booster.
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    2010-01-29 02:01 AM
  9. wannabprogramma's Avatar
    ^^^that's coming off the mainboard though....if they did what your talkin about it would be comin off the dock right below it....
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    2010-01-29 02:32 AM
  10. Melech518's Avatar
    It is a GROUND
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    2010-01-29 02:37 AM
  11. wannabprogramma's Avatar
    ^^listen to Melech....he knows wayyy more about this stuff than everybody else....notice the iPhone Hospital haha and he's THE KING
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    2010-01-29 02:39 AM
  12. Slammed63Chevy's Avatar
    If you are trying to call me out then answer this for me because obviously I don't know. Why is the antenna soldered to that post on the charge port assembly and why is that tab on the backside on the logic board touching the post the antenna is soldered to??
    2010-01-29 02:48 AM
  13. Slammed63Chevy's Avatar
    Here are some photo of what I'm talking about
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    2010-01-29 02:51 AM
  14. Slammed63Chevy's Avatar
    I thought it was a ground also but not sure. I just know every time I try painting a bezel I get weak signal maybe just somthing I did.
    2010-01-29 03:11 AM
  15. Melech518's Avatar
    It is a ground. Did you forget that you are putting an electric current directly into that dock assembly where the antenna is located....
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    2010-01-29 03:21 AM
  16. Slammed63Chevy's Avatar
    So your saying that the dock is grounded at that post? On the 3Gs that post is not grounded so where does the 3Gs dock ground at?
    2010-01-29 03:33 AM
  17. Melech518's Avatar
    It is grounded at the antenna off of the dock connector assembly...
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    2010-01-29 03:42 AM
  18. Slammed63Chevy's Avatar
    The 3Gs is grounded at the #4 plug?!?
    2010-01-29 03:53 AM
  19. Cowboy's Avatar
    just did a blue housing swap
    2010-01-29 04:00 AM
  20. Slammed63Chevy's Avatar
    just did a blue housing swap

    This digitizer would look sick on your phone. I did the home button also. This is my blue housing just have to build the phone now.
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    2010-01-30 05:47 AM
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