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De-Brand your Vario III - Part two


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You gotta love T-Mobile for their brushed metal screen surrounds, as it makes removing their 'artwork' so much easier.

As with the original Vario gently rub in the direction of the grain with a copper coin to remove that lovely pink from under the screen.....

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Five minutes later - much better ;)

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You gotta love T-Mobile for their brushed metal screen surrounds, as it makes removing their 'artwork' so much easier.

As with the original Vario gently rub in the direction of the grain with a copper coin to remove that lovely pink from under the screen.....

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Five minutes later - much better :wub:

Nice!! ;)

I'd be tempted to try that when I get mine but I'd be bricking it incase I scratch it lol

DJ

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You know I thought about this, and if you feel the paint with your fingernail I think it would come off. but the plastic button underneath may scratch if you took a coin to it, maybe a sugarcube would be better for this.

Try it on yours and if it scratches I won't risk mine ;)

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The WnW button is backlit. Try to scratch it of and you'll remove the silvered paint from the clear plastic leaving an ugly splotch of light there instead...

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Yeah I think you're right, that had occurred to me as well.

I also wondered on the possibility of changing the buttons for the TyTN II ones, no easy job that one though!

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I also wondered on the possibility of changing the buttons for the TyTN II ones, no easy job that one though!

Where would you get them from though?

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Dummy units maybe?, or wait 'til there's some replacement parts on ebay

On further inspection of the W 'n' W button if you look closely the two Ws are indeed 'holes' in the silver paint, and the red square in the middle with the n is painted on, probably with another hole in the silver paint underneath it

so remove the badge and it might say 'wow' ;)

but it probably will look crap!

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  • 5 months later...
As with the original Vario gently rub in the direction of the grain with a copper coin to remove that lovely pink from under the screen.....

WOW, I just tired it with a 2p coin. First started on the "MDA" bit, and literally came off within seconds. Now moving onto the "T-Mobile" bit, and again came off in seconds!

RESULT!

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:D Thanks mandt,

:( You're a man with lots of talent!!!

I've done that when you first assigned this thread last year but is there a way of removing the pink bit of W&W, I've notice it's painted silver and didn't touch it because I might ruin the painwork of the keypad.

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taking the paint off would ruin the keypad - but what you can do is to find a generic keypad and put it in place of the varios. as they are basially the same layout

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taking the paint off would ruin the keypad - but what you can do is to find a generic keypad and put it in place of the varios. as they are basially the same layout

Mmm, good idea! I'll search for the keypads on eBay. :D

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apparently people who've tried have found the replacement awful to use...

I actually prefer the Vario III ones...

And I did this today, it's awesome!

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^^I'm in that club^^

Changed the buttons for the default ones, hated 'em and stuck the originals back in.

Search for my thread 'I nearly took my Kaiser apart'

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