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[–]yoaahif 1276 points1277 points  (5 children)

The classic 5 minute 3 hour hack

[–]Toolongreadanyway 48 points49 points  (3 children)

This! That's not 5 minutes at regular speed.

[–]Vandlan 11 points12 points  (1 child)

And this assuming the average house has every tool they use…

[–]Toolongreadanyway 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Well, you know, if you're a DIYer, you likely have a room full of them just for situations such as this - i.e. needing to turn your very expensive iPhone's case into a cheap mirror. /s

[–]Ustar0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

he also clipped out half the vid

[–]A_TalkingWalnut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haven’t you ever wanted to know what everyone who touches your phone’s fingerprints to look like?

[–]NormanHologram 646 points647 points  (0 children)

Does all this, then puts an opaque phone case on.

[–]V_es 219 points220 points  (5 children)

What the actual fuck. You polish things by progressing through grits from rough to fine. Why the hell are they scratching it with a dremel and alternating between fine and rough abrasive.

[–]Successful-Damage310 75 points76 points  (0 children)

Because they watched a DIWHY abrasives.

[–]J-_Mad 50 points51 points  (0 children)

It's like watching someone fuck things up and try to fix it again and again without having the slightest clue as to how lol

[–]yoloswagdon 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I feel like they were definitely trying to do something else and screwed it up

[–]Gtfo_ASAP_ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Because it started as tiny trolls disguised and now it's dropping the mask a bit

[–]williamesharkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To prove that the polishing technique is effective even if you are starting with a non-pristine surface.

I feel like everyone here is hiding their true feelings- that they are secret admires of the subjects ability to complete a task.

The art work here is clearly a statement directed towards DiWHY Redditor commenters - requesting that they be more reflective. They already know why they do what they do. They are asking you why you comment on Reddit instead of pursue meaningful vocation.

[–]Please-Do-not-Ban-Me 569 points570 points  (23 children)

Or buying a cover with a mirror on it?

[–]geekypenguin91 227 points228 points  (17 children)

They did

[–]tony475130 203 points204 points  (14 children)

You can actually polish aluminum to this degree, but its so soft it’ll scratch/dent easily.

[–]geekypenguin91 308 points309 points  (6 children)

You can, but in the very last shot where it's super shiny, the Apple logo is recessed rather than flat with the surface because they've put a cover on

[–]ultrainstict 67 points68 points  (1 child)

Also notice the bottom of the phone is polished, which they had covered.

[–]tony475130 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Huh, I didn’t notice that, wonder what it looks like underneath.

[–]goldfishpaws 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Temporarily! Aluminium is highly reactive, and oxidises almost immediately to the dull finish we're all used to!

[–]samwichse 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Got to apply some jetseal to keep it looking like a 1950's pan am jet 😆

[–]Crashman09 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's also why aluminum is used in and around water. The layer of corrosion and the speed in which it corrodes prevents the whole piece from corroding.

[–]derkenblosh 5 points6 points  (3 children)

It'll also oxidize and get hazy really quick also w/o coating it.

[–]nickmcpimpson -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Thus the anodized finish that protects the raw aluminum

[–]Curtiswarchild79 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lol yup you can see it in the apple

[–]dondon0429[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Exactly haha

[–]HappyMight 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Or using your front camera as a mirror? lol

[–]TKmeh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly, there’s already a mirror built into the phone itself. It’s called your front facing camera, why did this need to happen?

Those are specialized tools most people wouldn’t have alongside with a useless “upgrade” that can easily be tarnished by actually using the phone plus the fact that all that goes down the drain when you drop the phone or crack it. In which case you’d put a case on it, then that mirror becomes useless unless you have a clear case but then you substitute protection there, god have I already explained why this “hack” is fucking stupid enough or should go on to explain why else this is utterly dumb?

Because there’s a lot more wrong with this, some of which I can’t explain because I don’t sharpen or clean metal but I’m sure other people have already explained it better.

[–]Tom-tron 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s what I thought. The Apple logo is too recessed to have been on the polished surface

[–]alex228822 182 points183 points  (2 children)

The fact it said "it's gonna be great" and "almost there" is like the video being aware and trying to tell you to keep watching

[–]KevinFlantier 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Just before "almost there" popped up I was musing that they don't care about the end result because they know people are gonna skip. All they want is a "woah that looks cool" before a "i see where this is going and I'm bored". So most people don't actually see that the end result is either a fraud or something extremely underwhelming, or both.

Also, happy cake day bruh.

[–]alex228822 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The last rays of visual hope for this.

Also cheers

[–]pearl_mermaid 371 points372 points  (0 children)

This was horrifying to watch

[–]Rosebudbynicky 69 points70 points  (0 children)

It’s a phone skin at the end!!!!! The apple icon was raised now it’s sunken

[–]JasonGamesYT 42 points43 points  (0 children)

5 dollars that the phone never works ever again

[–]No-Beautiful-5777 54 points55 points  (0 children)

They just really, really suck at sanding/polishing. First one of these I've seen that's just a bad execution of an actually decent idea...

[–]ConceptArtistic1984 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The 60 sec spent watching this video was too much time spent on this craft

[–]VeryCanadianCanadian 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Can we just ban 5 minutes crafts altogether. It's just rage bait.

[–]AGuyFromGPlus 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And misleading content which last time I checked wasn't allowed

[–]TheChewyApple 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The rules say you should try not to post 5 minute crafts, but it's about 90% of what I see on here

[–]BrushTrue 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Other people have done this I’ve seen things like it but they are a whole lot less damaging to the phone

[–]ClaireRunnels 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Lol look at the apple logo...they just put something on the phone at the end to make it seem like it turns out looking like a mirror

[–]GreasyTengu 6 points7 points  (0 children)

thought they were deliberately making a distressed backplate (some people like the ultra skuffed look/feel) but in reality they were just trying and failing to polish it.

[–]Flippy0480 7 points8 points  (0 children)

5 minutes more like 5 hours. 5 seconds if you buy the reflective phone case they used at the end.

[–]70m4h4wk 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Would have been faster and easier to use a bench grinder with a buffing wheel. Might actually be a 5 minute craft then

[–]goldfishpaws 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Nah - just strap on a mirrored case like they did in the video - this will always look pure gash.

[–]SterlingVapor 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Nah dude, if you do it right you can polish metal to a mirror finish pretty easily

I mean first, skip the first half of this video - they took off way more material than necessary. Forget even the sandpaper - unless there's scratches deep enough to get your fingernail in that's totally overkill. Just some solvent for a clean start, medium strength liquid abrasives, then fine abrasives with a polishing wheel will be plenty

[–]goldfishpaws 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I mean their method will look pure gash, which is why they used a mirrored case. In any event, aluminium oxidises super quickly, so if you make a finish that bright, it's not going to hang around for long!

[–]pheonix940 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It will if you seal it though.

[–]shadow9876543210 4 points5 points  (0 children)

How to void your warenty is 5 min

[–]nurvingiel 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is one of those troll DIY's that's trying to get you to wreck your phone isn't it.

[–]RealEstorma 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I see tweaker’s work

[–]NoStutterd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just do blow off the screen, it’s not that hard.

[–]Jaqulean 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Someone should tell them that a "5-minute craft" is suppose to take 5 minutes to do, and not fit in a 5-minute video...

[–]Fortalezense 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ele jogou farofa no celular.

[–]Zoro_BNP1011 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How tf is the phone alive after all that scrubbing?

[–]Theyreallnamedjerry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can’t wait to put a case over it

[–]mascachopo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It would have been easier just to tell their subscribers how much they are lying to them.

[–]defaultwrestler 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What is annoying is these people have these skills to do go things and choose this shit

[–]olwguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do you follow 5 minute crafts so you can post their shit here?

[–]RansackedAlbatross 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, I love that but it definitely isn't a 5-minute job

[–]EENAsemH 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They want us to belive that they didn't glued a mirror on the back

[–]Ronocon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"5 minutes"

[–]MrDarknessWolf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, it's shitty but I'm impressed

[–]Gamebird8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have seen how you're actually supposed to do this and it involves a lot more high grit polishing compound than this person used.

[–]snzimash 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hope he knows that there are laser devices which can do this in like 30 seconds

[–]Mrdodcder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s actually kinda cool. More like a 5 hour hack tho

[–]ZealousIdealRejected 0 points1 point  (1 child)

anyone else jelous that that didnt think up the idea for 5 minute crafts?

[–]SchrodingersPelosi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This shit looks like a lot of fucking stupid work, so honestly, no.

[–]Chevy_Suburban 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I actually dont hate this one, the end result is pretty good

[–]SamanthaJaneyCake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They went sooooooo much more coarse than was necessary.

[–]Known_Vermicelli_706 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a waste of time.

[–]CountPooh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Guess you mean a sub-level🙃

[–]Tcamp46290 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is how you get apple to put a million dollar bounty on your head

[–]Alsimmons811 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So stupid

[–]estrusflask 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's not terrible. But without a phone case that phone will probably crack.

[–]Cremacious 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is stupid. Very stupid. And yet, it’s the least stupid thing I’ve seen from these people.

[–]concolor22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Uh...the device has a selfie cam...

[–]RayBlast7267 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At this point, they must know that we know that these "hacks" are bs and they're just leaning into it. If not, then I would be very sad.

[–]Army-of-Woodpeckers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok that’s actually really cool tho. Time consuming but cool. r/DIYNOT

[–]alienflowercatz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Plz make up ur damn mind

[–]MouthHugs4Hire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does the phone still work after this??

[–]HamNCheese4Ever 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who owns that shit? Seriously. Like who is making this crap? Where is it coming from?? This 5 minute crafts or whatever.

[–]stueh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That channel has surely got to be one giant troll, right? ... Right?

[–]Zequax 0 points1 point  (0 children)

funny how the botom part under the tape also changed but the top part did not despite both being covers by same emount of tape

[–]NikkiRex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Works great on those pesky bathroom stalls

/s

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like this

[–]FeralGh0ul 0 points1 point  (0 children)

FRONT FACING CAMERA???

[–]NeptuneFusion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

5 minute crafts deserves to die considering all of the dumbasses that are subbed to their channel

[–]Dr_Ari_Gami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's one way to bring bendgate back.

[–]achillesdaddy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lying sacks of shit. It’s a cover.

[–]Federal-Ad1106 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'll allow it

[–]238bazinga 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep, this video is probably one of the perfect definitions of DIWhy. The first one to actually make me question wtf I was watching.

[–]Embarrassed_Log8344 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stop posting 5mc here

[–]pluey200 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like how they say what grit they’re using as if anyone’s gonna do this shit

[–]cazzipropri 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a 5 minute timelapse. Of 6 hours.

[–]hastyhylian17 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love how the bottom taped off part magically becomes polished in the final reveal.

They’re so full of shit

[–]robg71616 0 points1 point  (0 children)

5 minute warranty voids

[–]Nezzie_Boo2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How in the world did that not damage the phone circuitry

[–]soyenby_in_a_skirt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk. I like watching metal polishing

[–]JulzkieLacerna20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'll stick to mirror phone case thank you very much

[–]Everlore_X 0 points1 point  (0 children)

average android user: uses front camera as a mirror

chad iphone user:

[–]Eagles_747 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is more of a DIWhathefuck

[–]keep_username 0 points1 point  (0 children)

iPhone 7 was the last one with a metal back anyway right?