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tghm1801
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(08-18-2014, 06:11 AM)
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I'm so uncomfortable. This video has been circulating the web, which shows viewers how to "sand down" their glossy black plastic devices to give it a more premium look. This involves stripping off the top layer of clear coat by essentially scratching stuff to fuck using Scotch-Brite.
Examples:



This has such potential to go disastrously wrong. I mean look at this:



Mods pls take away my Scotch-Brite if old
Hexa
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(08-18-2014, 06:13 AM)
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Holy shit that's fucking terrifying. Whhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy???
Nephtes
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(08-18-2014, 06:14 AM)
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If companies would stop making stupid glossy electronics, people wouldn't feel the need to resort to this...
nelchaar
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(08-18-2014, 06:14 AM)
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Why. Just why.
Octavia
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(08-18-2014, 06:14 AM)
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It's not done evenly enough to look like brushed aluminum.
SwiftDeath
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(08-18-2014, 06:14 AM)
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Did I just walk into the Nope.gif thread by accident again?
tghm1801
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(08-18-2014, 06:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nephtes

If companies would stop making stupid glossy electronics, people wouldn't feel the need to resort to this...

Completely true but... this? Really?
wsoxfan1214
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(08-18-2014, 06:14 AM)
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Anyone dumb enough to do this deserves whatever outcome they get.
saunderez
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(08-18-2014, 06:15 AM)
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The Wii U looks great. Xbone looks a bit rough but still pretty good. I'd probably give it a go, its not like the potential cosmetic damage is any worse the cosmetic damage a glossy console will receive over its lifetime anyway.
Kintaro
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(08-18-2014, 06:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nephtes

If companies would stop making stupid glossy electronics, people wouldn't feel the need to resort to this...

This.
Aeriscloud
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(08-18-2014, 06:15 AM)
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If it were done a little better it would look really good.

I actually like the Wii U shown in the picture though.
10k
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(08-18-2014, 06:15 AM)
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Those sick bastards!
BlueMagic
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(08-18-2014, 06:15 AM)
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Wii U doesn't look bad at all.
ClaptoVaughn
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(08-18-2014, 06:16 AM)
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I would actually prefer a matte finish over a glossy one myself, but i would never risk doing it myself or pay anyone else to do it.
Moldiver
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(08-18-2014, 06:16 AM)
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It's impossible to keep them scratch free so why not lol.
Valar Morghulis
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(08-18-2014, 06:16 AM)
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I like the brushed look more than matte or glossy, when done properly at least. Doesn't show as many finger prints as glossy and doesn't soak up the dust like matte either.
tghm1801
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(08-18-2014, 06:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aeriscloud

If it were done a little better it would look really good.

I actually like the Wii U shown in the picture though.

The Wii U looks okay until you get up close, and you see that the scratches aren't perfectly straight.
They're all slightly curved upwards, like a bracket that's fallen over. )
Hahs
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(08-18-2014, 06:16 AM)
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Hm. My consoles too shiney I'm gonna dull the shit out of it... Hm! the engraved lettering on my console is too shallow - where's my fucking steak knife?!
fedexpeon
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(08-18-2014, 06:17 AM)
Damn, that looks good.
I should start doing it because all my laptops look like that ie: stainless steel.
jiiikoo
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(08-18-2014, 06:17 AM)
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I think the Wii and the Xbox One look nicer that way. They have an almost metallic look to them.
Nothing1016
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(08-18-2014, 06:17 AM)
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Wii U- Pretty good.

Xbox One- Meh.

Macbook- Thats disgusting. Abomination.
Cody_D165
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(08-18-2014, 06:17 AM)
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shadowkat
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(08-18-2014, 06:17 AM)
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I hate the glossy finish but I would never do this.
hydruxo
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(08-18-2014, 06:18 AM)
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the Wii U actually looks pretty good in those pics.
gcubed
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(08-18-2014, 06:18 AM)
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The problem is you will never be straight enough. The wiiu looks OK from far but bad up close because it isn't straight.

The mbp though. Good god
Krejlooc
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(08-18-2014, 06:18 AM)
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lmfao that looks awful
Sir TapTap
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(08-18-2014, 06:19 AM)
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There is no god
tghm1801
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(08-18-2014, 06:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by gcubed

The problem is you will never be straight enough. The wiiu looks OK from far but bad up close because it isn't straight.

The mbp though. Good god

The MBP is terrible. What a way to ruin the otherwise excellent resale value of Apple products.
NewGame
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(08-18-2014, 06:20 AM)
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My WiiU will get this treatment. Will post pics/impressions later. (When I find some of the pads)
ShockingAlberto
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(08-18-2014, 06:20 AM)
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Oh no

Oh god no
DarkLegion
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(08-18-2014, 06:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nothing1016

Wii U- Pretty good.

Xbox One- Meh.

Macbook- Thats disgusting. Abomination.

That was a macbook?! I thought it was the back of an iPod...
nubbe
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(08-18-2014, 06:20 AM)
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Looks better

It's just a piece of plastic shit anyways... whatever
XenodudeX
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(08-18-2014, 06:21 AM)
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Doesn't that hurt the resale value or something? I can't imagine gamestop or amazon excepting those things in that condition.
Regret Upon Approval
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(08-18-2014, 06:21 AM)
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Looks pretty good to me. I imagine it gets rid of the fingerprints problem.
Speedy Blue Dude
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(08-18-2014, 06:22 AM)
THAT POOR XBOX ONE

Why would anyone do this :(

-snuggles my Xbox One tightly-
Toxi
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(08-18-2014, 06:22 AM)
christ people it's just plastic

i don't see the problem if they think it looks better
Kysen
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(08-18-2014, 06:23 AM)
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The x1 looks terrible it's like they were going for an old wood look. They even got some of the sanded down particles stuck in the vent lol
the_batman
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(08-18-2014, 06:23 AM)
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ghetto as fuck.
MrBenchmark
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(08-18-2014, 06:23 AM)
I want to see a wiiU gamepad like that.
The Wii u looks ok but they should have been more careful with the Xbox ones vents
Loofy
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(08-18-2014, 06:23 AM)
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lol brushed aluminum.. except its plastic.
EVOL 100%
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(08-18-2014, 06:23 AM)
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Good for them.
ShadowsFell
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(08-18-2014, 06:23 AM)
I like the glossy finish on my Xbox One. :(
OnPoint
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(08-18-2014, 06:24 AM)
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Absolutely hate glossy systems for the most part.

But this is ridiculous.
fredrancour
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(08-18-2014, 06:25 AM)
a brushed aluminum look would be way cooler than the black gloss on my wiiu but I'm not resorting to scotch brite to get it. Madness.
saunderez
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(08-18-2014, 06:25 AM)
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For the record you could probably fix that Macbook with some Brasso*, some cotton wool and several hours of polishing. It's pretty amazing how shiny that stuff can make a roughed up surface with enough work.

*According to Wikipedia the stuff they sell as Brasso in the US isn't actually Brasso. So I don't know what you'd use there. British or Australian Brasso would totally polish it up though.
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Wolf Akela
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(08-18-2014, 06:25 AM)
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Except for that Macbook, I think they look better.
Crimsonclaw111
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(08-18-2014, 06:25 AM)
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This is why the world needs white consoles.
Sir TapTap
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(08-18-2014, 06:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by MrBenchmark

I want to see a wiiU gamepad like that.
The Wii u looks ok but they should have been more careful with the Xbox ones vents

You might want to see it but wouldn't want to hold it; it probably feels terrible. Lines won't be even like any consumer brushed metal object (not sure you can ever sand plastic to feel like brushed metal anyway).
CTLance
(08-18-2014, 06:26 AM)
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As someone who heartily detests glossy plastic surfaces this initially made me weep tears of joy. I mean, the brushed look on the WiiU ain't half bad. The scratches need to be parallel and very straight for it to work.

Then I scrolled down and saw the rest of the pictures.

Yikes.
Holy Order Sol
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(08-18-2014, 06:26 AM)
what is this madness

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