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Old 05-25-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Has anyone managed to remove the (ugly, distracting) "Amazon Kindle" logo from the face of their K3, without leaving a mark?

Yes I'm serious. I hate logos, and this one really bugs me.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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I'm not a fan of branding either, so I put a "skin" (a decorative vinyl sticker) on mine. I know that there have been discussions regarding plain graphite skins, if you prefer to keep things simple.

I hope that this doesn't really need to be said but: Do NOT use paint remover or nail polish remover or anything like it on your Kindle!!!!!!
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:06 PM   #3
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Nope. I kind of enjoy the benefits of being covered by a warranty. Just cover it up if you're so averse towards it.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:44 PM   #4
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Has anyone managed to remove the (ugly, distracting) "Amazon Kindle" logo from the face of their K3, without leaving a mark?

Yes I'm serious. I hate logos, and this one really bugs me.
Actually I normally don't even think about it being there. I mean I know it's there but I don't think about it on a conscious level usually.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:54 PM   #5
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I used one of those wire brushes you can chuck up in an electric drill, but I suppose some 80-grit and a little old fashioned elbow-grease would work just as well.
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A few years ago, using a sugar cube was popular for de-branding. It was rough enough to take off the paint, but not rough enough to scratch the actual surface. Not sure how it would work on the K3.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:11 PM   #7
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I've heard about sugar, and am also wondering about auto rubbing compound, etc. but naturally, I'm waiting for someone else to try it first. :-)
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:27 PM   #8
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Has anyone managed to remove the (ugly, distracting) "Amazon Kindle" logo from the face of their K3, without leaving a mark?

Yes I'm serious. I hate logos, and this one really bugs me.
Say goodbye any warranty.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:44 PM   #9
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You'll want to cover the screen in any case, obviously.

You might be able to take it off with a razor blade, a steady hand, and some patience. Of course, no solvents. I've never heard of the sugarcube idea, but it sounds like it would work. I'd try that first.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:36 AM   #10
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I just painted the top half of my Kindle black.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:33 AM   #11
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I just painted the top half of my Kindle black.
You serious? But wouldn't that be just as distracting as the logo? Why not paint the whole thing black then?
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:17 AM   #12
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I have to admit, I am not in love with the logo either. I would suggest you get a skin like stickybuns suggested.
you can get them in solid colours as well as more intricate patterns.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:02 AM   #13
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I currently have a piece of black electical tape over the logo, which really looks bad, but is easier to tune out than the logo itself. After some of the 'newness'' wears off of my recently purchased K3 I'll probably take a run at gently, nondestructively removing the logo.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:37 AM   #14
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the logo is very handy. people looking over your shoulder are less likely to interrupt your reading to ask stupid stuff like 'is that an ipad?'. i hust started using a javoedge case which covers the logo completely and i find that i miss seeing the logo. i just don't understand what all the fuss over the logo is about. i like my logo!!
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You serious? But wouldn't that be just as distracting as the logo? Why not paint the whole thing black then?
It's not actually, I painted it to the bottom of the page turn buttons, it's actually quite aesthetically pleasing. I was thinking about putting some cat stickers on it but that might be distracting.
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