Today at work, a friend had his iPhone covered in a red metallic "skin." After inspecting the phone and only after looking hard and very close did I see where the "skin" was trimmed back. It even appeared to be or have a very realistic metallic look and feel to this product. He even ran a key over it, lightly, several times with no visible damage afterwards. With that said, I know that us "vintage gear-heads" are basically a very small group of individuals, which I'm pretty sure that any large manufacture(s) wouldn't pay any attention to, but say a more smaller type of Ma & Pa business? After thinking more about this, I think that the only show-stopper to this would be the reapplying of a factory correct looking silk screening of the factory markings to the skin after it was applied... And possibly applying a protective coat/finish to protect the finished product. If they could make a metallic red, I'm sure other colors and shades would be possible. Personally, if this was to ever become a reality, I would love to see my battle scared MX-1000 and CX-100 in a passible stainless/silver finish. I would easily pay $200 (US) or more for each unit to be professionally refinished since IMHO, would give my equipment a new life... I know many are OK with scared and dinged up equipment, but at the same time, I'm sure that there are many, like me, who are visual and that cosmetic "issues" bother us... Or at least me and my OCD condition. Also, I feel in the long run, this would be far better process that using a high grade automobile paint that some are using now. So!! Do you think that this might be an realistic option in the near future or just another useless dream??