For the how-to instructions with photos for the phone, see below...the iPod will be the next post...oh no, the suspense of a "to be continued" episode - heaven forbid! :D
I can't stand having a boring normal cellphone. For my past two cellphones, I have been able to purchase teal or aqua faceplates, but I did look online when I first got my phone, eBay and otherwise, then even at the Roseville flea market last weekend, to no avail. So, for $5 I bought a clear faceplate set instead and decided I would use the touchup paint from my car to paint the inside of the faceplate, in hopes of the color lasting longer since it would be protected. Well, I could NOT find the touchup paint, even after about 3 hours of intensive search of my entire house and garage over 2 days, so I went to a hobby store for some metallic model paint instead. I found a good enough teal that blended and in spray paint which was an extra bonus over the car touchup paint anyway. The only masking I did on the faceplate pieces was for the see-through window for the cover display - if you do this project, PLEASE do not forget that step! heh...
Original (Boring!) Phone - Motorola V-180 tri-band GSM
New clear faceplates, purchased for $5 at a flea market, with the $4 can of model spray paint "teal metallic"
Faceplate painting in process...
I painted the inside of the faceplate pieces in hopes the paint won't rub off like the other faceplate. You can see the masking tape through the window where I wanted it to stay clear for the display.
Final phone...so far, since I can't put on the other front piece until I find a mini-6-point screwdriver - waah!
Next, the iPod!