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Old 11-25-2008, 12:31 PM
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A $1.48 goes a long way... Black Battery Cover!

So I had an idea. If its been discussed already, mods please feel free to delete...

Wal-mart has boxes of RIT dye for $1.48 in housewares. I bought a box of black and decided to experiment. Heating a pot of water on medium, I dumped the dye contents and placed the battery cover of my Touch Pro in the pot. I did not remove the camera lense cover; simply placed the entire cover in the pot. I stirred occasionally for 15 minutes, removed and viola... a fabulously looking black cover. The rubberized coating is still there and looks as if it came like that.

Chances are you could dye the cover purple, red, black and blue depending on dye availability.

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Here is what the inside looks. The dye didnt adhere well here but its ok cause you will never see it...


My cover on my computer in front of my favorite website. As you can see, the camera & flash lense are crystal clear...


As close as I could get while still maintaining focus...
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:34 PM
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Re: A $1.48 goes a long way... Black Battery Cover!

Dude, that actually looks pretty damn good. I may actually have to give this a shot since my battery cover is all faded anyway.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:34 PM
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Re: A $1.48 goes a long way... Black Battery Cover!

Wow that's very nice!
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:35 PM
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Re: A $1.48 goes a long way... Black Battery Cover!

Holy crap.. looks great. It didn't dye or tint the camera lens cover in any way? Does any of the color rub off on your hands or anything?
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:46 PM
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Re: A $1.48 goes a long way... Black Battery Cover!

any more close up pics?
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:52 PM
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Re: A $1.48 goes a long way... Black Battery Cover!

alright.. you might as well start a service for those who don't want to F up their own covers hehe you should start chargin 10 bucks plus postage

It really does look great. Let us know how the dye stays on the cover or if anything rubs off or becomes discolored.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:58 PM
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Re: A $1.48 goes a long way... Black Battery Cover!

u did at least put some tape over the lens right? def dont want to get an all black lens cover and cake take pics, but that looks hella slick
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:59 PM
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Re: A $1.48 goes a long way... Black Battery Cover!

Wow...that looks awesome! I may have to try that. Do you know if it could get any darker than that?
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:01 PM
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Re: A $1.48 goes a long way... Black Battery Cover!

Thanks for sharing, great idea!
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Re: A $1.48 goes a long way... Black Battery Cover!

This might be worthy of the essentials thread. Does anybody have the guts to try this out and confirm if this works? If so we may be in business. It would be cool if all of us from this site did this to our Pros if its repeatable. it would be our secret sign to each other out in public when we cross paths.
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