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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jrew, May 20, 2011.

  1. jrew

    jrew Lurker
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    I just got a new thunderbolt and I ordered a full body phantom skinz for it. After playing around with the phone I've decided I really like the texture of the soft touch casing.however, I'm really anal about keeping my devices new, and I know my dad's og droid had stains from his fingers.has anyone had this problem with the thunderbolt?

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  2. Gravytrain

    Gravytrain Android Enthusiast

    He needs to wash his hands after eating cheeto's
  3. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    If you're anal you will notice finger prints all over the back. I clean my phone like 3-4 times a day and at times it still gets pretty bad
  4. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    And you will absolutely love it when the top layer of your kick stand starts to peel off. I've babied my thunderbolt for the month I've had it and not really used the kick stand bit low and behold it is peeling
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  5. Ibrick

    Ibrick Android Expert


    Mines starting to peel too. Probably doesn't help that my Seidio active x makes it a little tougher to open the kickstand.

    I'm almost thinking of trying some nail polish remover and a qtip to see if I can get all the covering off the kickstand so at least it looks even.
  6. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    Probably have better luck with paint thinner
  7. Ibrick

    Ibrick Android Expert

    Paint thinner or lacquer thinner is pretty harsh on aluminum.

    Acetone, or the main stripping agent in nail polish remover is much safer for aluminum.
  8. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    I'm not gonna lie, I smirked a little....
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  9. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Let me know how that works out, if it does well I'll follow in your footsteps. I've read where other people just ripped it off but I imagine that would provide an ununiform scaly look to.the kickstand
  10. FrankXS

    FrankXS Well-Known Member

    Best bet is to combat the anal thing rather than working on the TBolt. When your buddy at Starbuck's asks you to hold your TBolt next to his iPhone... just say NO. :D


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The HTC Thunderbolt release date was March 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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