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    Default Nokia N8 aluminum back cover isn't scratchless at all?!

    Hi, due to some scratchless video test on Nokia N8 screen and back cover that I saw on some sites, I decided to give it a try on my silver Nokia N8's back cover using a key and coin, but unfortunately, unexpectedly, it got scratched! It won't remove anymore.

    Here are the pix of the back of my N8 that got scratched by key and coin.







    Why? Anyone can help me how to solve this? As it was meant to be scratchless. I'm really shocked to notice that it got scratched even though I didn't scratch it hard and to think it is made of aluminum that they have said its scratchless.

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    Default Re: Nokia N8 aluminum back cover isn't scratchless at all?!

    nokia failed! :P

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    Default Re: Nokia N8 aluminum back cover isn't scratchless at all?!

    i think your posting this just to make people dislike N8...

    tell me why did you have to scratch it so much to test it...

    if it was really your phone and u were testing it...u would have stopped after the first scratch...

    fake....get lost u silly apple fan....

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    Default Re: Nokia N8 aluminum back cover isn't scratchless at all?!

    scratch-proof aluminium? seriously? aluminium is incredibly soft

    and how do you expect people to "solve this"? you damaged your phone, now live with it

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    Default Re: Nokia N8 aluminum back cover isn't scratchless at all?!

    Quote Originally Posted by xxxddd
    i think your posting this just to make people dislike N8...

    tell me why did you have to scratch it so much to test it...

    if it was really your phone and u were testing it...u would have stopped after the first scratch...

    fake....get lost u silly apple fan....
    guys this is his 1st post too.....

    sure fake.....

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    Default Re: Nokia N8 aluminum back cover isn't scratchless at all?!

    Nothing is damage proof, iv had my n8 in my pocket with coins (accidental as i wouldnt normally do this) and there are no marks at all, it isnt scratch proof but does take some force to scratch it.

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    Default Re: Nokia N8 aluminum back cover isn't scratchless at all?!

    Yeah right!

    And did you know that wire-wool is great for cleaning the camera lens too?

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    Default Re: Nokia N8 aluminum back cover isn't scratchless at all?!

    Chill people, the metal has been anodized which gives all the metal the chosen colour. Even if you scratch it, it won't lose its color because it's not a coating.

    To the OP - Try polish it off with a soft cloth. The exact same result was shown officially by Nokia, it did get some "scratches" but they will fade away when polished.

    I even had to register just to stop all the troll comments, sad. Have been following the forum since I got my N8 though

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    Default Re: Nokia N8 aluminum back cover isn't scratchless at all?!

    Been using N8 for 3 weeks without any protection and no scratch until today.

    I don't think the case is scratch proof but the screen seems to be and that is what is important to me.

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    Default Re: Nokia N8 aluminum back cover isn't scratchless at all?!

    Heres a run down of anodized aluminum i put on AllAboutSymbian last week:

    Hi all, we all know the new Nokia n8 is crafted of anodised aluminium, i was not sure what this was, i mean i know what aluminium is but wasn't sure of the process, so here goes, this is how our N8's body is made:

    Many metals are structurally weakened by the oxidation process, but not aluminum. Aluminum can actually be made stronger and more durable through a process called 'anodizing'. Anodizing involves placing a sheet of aluminum into a chemical acid bath, quite often acetone in laboratory experiments. The sheet of aluminum becomes the positive anode of a chemical battery and the acid bath becomes the negative. An electric current passes through the acid, causing the surface of the aluminum to oxidize (essentially rust). The oxidized aluminum forms a strong coating as it replaces the original aluminum on the surface. The result is an extremely hard substance called anodized aluminum.

    Anodized aluminum can be nearly as hard as diamond under the right anodizing process. Many modern buildings use anodized aluminum in places where the metal framework is exposed to the elements. Anodized aluminum is also a popular material for making high-end cookware such as frying pans and pots. Heat is distributed evenly across anodized aluminum, and the process of anodizing provides a naturally protective finish. It is possible to use another electroplating process to make anodized aluminum look like copper or brass or other metals. Special dyes can also be used to color the anodized aluminum for decorative uses.

    Because of its strength and durability, anodized aluminum is also used in a number of other applications. Many of the satellites circling the Earth are protected from space debris by layers of anodized aluminum. The automobile industry relies heavily on anodized aluminum for trims and protective housings for exposed parts. Furniture designers often use anodized aluminum as the framework for outdoor pieces as well as the base metal for lamps and other decorative items. Modern home appliances and computer systems (and the N8 ) may utilize anodized aluminum as protective housing.

    Anodized aluminum may not be appropriate for all applications because of its non-conductive nature. Unlike other metals such as iron, the oxidation process doesn't seem to weaken aluminum. The layer of 'aluminum rust' is still part of the original aluminum and will not transfer to food or easily flake off under stress. This makes it especially popular for food-service applications and industrial applications where durability is crucial.

    So the Nokia N8's Anodized Aluminum body should survive under every day conditions and then some.

    Regards,
    Biggzy


 
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