Originally Posted by davistld01
I'm new to BB so pardon my ignorance...but, is there any way to unbrand the 8300 Curve and remove all the AT&T corporate stuff?
Please DO NOT use the sugar method. It's too abrasive, messy, hard to do, crude and rarely produces a scratch free result. Instead try this method below.
Here is what I've used very successfully on each and every one of my BB's. I'm very, very picky and I can say that this produces a perfect result. It does not leave any residue, scratches or any sign that there was a logo in place.
Go to any auto parts store and buy:
1) A can of Dupont Polishing Compound.
2) A can of Dupont Rubbing Compound.
3) 1/4" masking tape, unless you have some.
4) A small package of Micro Fiber detail cloths.
You must use Dupont brand compounds. I learned that the hard way.
Now you are ready to remove the logo. It's important to remember that the key to success is to go slowly, using lots of patience.
It only takes me about 20 - 30 minutes to remove a logo, once I did the first one and got some experience.
Step 1) Tape off an area around the logo leaving a space of about 1/4" between the logo and the masking tape.
It only needs to be a square or rectangle with four sides. You do not have to do anything elaborate. It's just a buffer zone.
2) Put a very small amount (the size of a pencil eraser or less) of rubbing compound on the micro fiber cloth. Using just one finger, very lightly rub it (using circular motion) over the logo, using next to no pressure. This will give you an indication of how easy or hard it will be to remove it. Gradually increase the pressure until you see some of the logo beginning to go away.
Usually I've found that a medium amount of pressure will remove the first 75% of the thickness of the logo.
The key is you want to loosen and remove the surface of the logo but not all the way down to the plastic housing. It's the top surface of the logo that is the area to focus on. Once you break through that, it will go faster until you've reached the point where you only have about 25% left.
3) Once you have "most" of the logo removed, but can still see what remains, then you use the polishing compound to finish off the rest. When there is no more logo remaining your done. And it's polished the area to match the rest of the housing.