1. killinghall's Avatar
    I love the matte, chalky feel of the 1020. The sides have become shiny with use. Most of you would have experienced that by now I'm sure ๐Ÿ˜†

    Any ideas to get back that matte finish? Pretty sure sandpaper would bring back that dull/matte look but I wonder about the depth of the yellow finish. Don't wanna see a layer of black after the first few strokes ๐Ÿ˜†
    Last edited by killinghall; 01-13-2014 at 06:00 PM.
    01-13-2014 03:14 PM
  2. buxz777's Avatar
    I love the matte, chalky feel of the 1020. The sides have become shiny with use. Most of you would have experienced that by now I'm sure

    Any ideas to get back that matte finish? Pretty sure sandpaper would bring back that dull/matte look but I wonder about the depth of the yellow finish. Don't wanna see a layer of black after the first few strokes
    you wont hit black as the plastic is the same colour all the way through mate , however , I don't know if fine sand paper will give you that feel back??
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    01-13-2014 03:23 PM
  3. killinghall's Avatar
    That sounds encouraging! Sandpaper cannot be too fine a grade, it would end up polishing the surface retaining that shiny feel...
    01-13-2014 03:36 PM
  4. agazza's Avatar
    Sandblasting

    Sent from my Lumia 928
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    01-13-2014 03:42 PM
  5. buxz777's Avatar
    That sounds encouraging! Sandpaper cannot be too fine a grade, it would end up polishing the surface retaining that shiny feel...
    I don't know much about it to be honest mate , but I do know that the polycarbonate is the same colour all the way through 110% ;-)

    oh and I do know that housing's for the 1020 are now starting to show up , some cheaper then others , some fake some genuine I guess ;-) here is a few links mate

    http://press.nokia.com/wp-content/up...whitepaper.pdf

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53...item2a34547a80

    here is the holy grail but obviously fake and looks glossy too which is a shame ..... red housing

    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53...item35ccb83e9b
    01-13-2014 03:59 PM
  6. killinghall's Avatar
    I DID IT! Got back my matte yellow finish!










    I used 1200 grade sandpaper. Same stuff I use at home to remove scratches from stainless steel with matte finishes. Go over the sides very, very lightly along the screen, almost no pressure is required to remove those few microns of polymer.



    If you're worried about scratching the screen, cover with tape.






    One stroke at a time, wipe the dust away to assess result and see if more strokes are needed.









    Loving that matte, chalk feeling along the sides once more! ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Last edited by killinghall; 01-13-2014 at 06:09 PM.
    01-13-2014 05:51 PM
  7. jeetu4444's Avatar
    wow nice..can u please share some pics...
    01-13-2014 06:29 PM
  8. killinghall's Avatar
    Can't upload images from the device but will do that later from the website forum.

    This convinced me it was safe to sand down the surface:

    http://conversations.nokia.com/2013/...ia-lumia-1020/

    "A defining aspect of Nokias polycarbonate is that the colour runs through the whole material. The colour is an inherent part of the production process, and not just applied as a top layer afterwards.

    The Nokia Lumia 1020 polycarbonate ensures that even if it gets scratched or worn, the colour never shows it."
    xandros9 likes this.
    01-13-2014 07:59 PM
  9. T1Cybernetic's Avatar
    Awesome ;) I may have to give my phone a quick wipe down with some fine paper at some point!
    01-14-2014 02:16 PM
  10. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I tried it...nice...i took sand paper. Number 220...i had to scratches' on the left side...i did little hard soo i cld even it out..it worked...fone looks nice and color is back like new...thou if u see closely u can see few rubs...

    Sent from my Nokia 1020 RM-875_im_india_230 using Tapatalk
    01-14-2014 02:34 PM
  11. killinghall's Avatar
    220 grade is way too coarse, so no surprises there with the scratches. Having tried 1200, I would even go further with 1500 or 1800 the next time.
    01-15-2014 01:01 AM
  12. jeetu4444's Avatar
    No i mean i had 2 scratches before...after using sand paper it disappeared...ya thou i agree 220 is strong...will try 1500

    Sent from my Nokia 1020 RM-875_im_india_230 using Tapatalk
    01-17-2014 07:33 PM
  13. Nakazul's Avatar
    Oh, I want to dare this. Missing the matte. :|
    01-26-2014 05:14 AM
  14. atherosxd's Avatar
    Having the same issue, i was going to create but i see this.gonna try it if i have time :)
    01-26-2014 09:26 AM
  15. waltzik's Avatar
    dont know if just me but sand papering i tried it yesterday and i have a feel my back cover doesnt look that cool when you look close at it but from afar seems like its got the matte looks back. Can anyone post me pics of backcover after applying sand paper
    02-03-2014 04:04 AM
  16. KristianKenneth's Avatar
    I don't know about you guys but I sand the sides of my 1020 color yellow with 1000 grit sand paper and the scratches are gone but after wiping, it isn't matte and has a different shade of yellow from the rest. probably because the part where I sand it has become shiny.
    04-29-2014 06:38 AM
  17. T1Cybernetic's Avatar
    You could go even finer and go all over the phone, Just be careful near the screen :D
    04-29-2014 07:12 AM
  18. KristianKenneth's Avatar
    You could go even finer and go all over the phone, Just be careful near the screen :D
    having finer grit, say 1500 will make it look matte again?
    04-29-2014 07:20 AM
  19. T1Cybernetic's Avatar
    I can't say for certain but it should work yes.
    ExBB likes this.
    04-29-2014 07:35 AM
  20. buxz777's Avatar
    it will be fresh plastic so it will look a different colour ...... I wouldn't recommend sanding down the housing of the 1020 really unless you was desperate and wanted to do the whole housing?
    04-29-2014 07:38 AM
  21. killinghall's Avatar
    First of all, let me clarify that the color of the polycarbonate unit should be uniform throughout. Nokia is very clear about this on their website. If yours isn't you've probably have a somewhat defective body. Secondly please don't use anything less than 1300 grit. I would encourage to use even 2000 if you have access to that grade. The finer the better, and go through the sanding process patiently!

    Sent from my RM-875_apac_australia_new_zealand_222 using Tapatalk
    04-30-2014 12:22 AM
  22. Kat Ensomo's Avatar
    First of all, let me clarify that the color of the polycarbonate unit should be uniform throughout. Nokia is very clear about this on their website. If yours isn't you've probably have a somewhat defective body. Secondly please don't use anything less than 1300 grit. I would encourage to use even 2000 if you have access to that grade. The finer the better, and go through the sanding process patiently!

    Sent from my RM-875_apac_australia_new_zealand_222 using Tapatalk
    The part that I sand with 1200 grit has the same color but I noticed that there was a coating that makes the rest not prone to dirt. The part that I sand is prone to dirt thus discolors a bit until I wipe it extensively
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    04-30-2014 01:46 PM
  23. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    sorry for necroposting, but...
    it seems that the "shiny" thing is caused by oil from your hand

    have you guys tried acetone?
    it works quite well for me
    05-12-2014 04:59 AM

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