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General Coating on kickstand peeling. Anyone else's doing this?

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  1. jackdubl

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    Apparantly the metal kickstand has a plastic coating around it. Mine has peeled off at the edge where it would make contact with the table(or whatever the phone is resting on). Anyone else having this issue? Hope this doesn't make it susceptible to rust.
     

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    Yeah most of them start peeling off.
     
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    yup mine peeling to, on both sides of it .
     
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    Mines also peeling. Don't worry about rust, it's stainless steel :)
     
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    My girlfriend and I both bought thunderbolts on the same day about 6 weeks ago.... Mine has almost completely peeled off and hers is perfectly intact.
     
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    Mine as well and I only just noticed it a few days ago.
     
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    I couldn't stand it any longer and took a Dremel to it. My Tbolt no longer has Google.

    Just bare metal now, I'm thinking ill scuff it up a bit and get some modeling paint for it.
     
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    Mine is also, I wish it would all peel off so it wouldn't be an eyesore
     
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    Yes indeed.
     
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    Mine has been peeling for a while now too, but it's not that bad. Eh, I'm over it. Still love the kickstand!
     
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    Very little on mine is peeling, but I use the kickstand a ton so its kinda expected. It's just a clearcoat on the stainless.
     
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    All the people I know with this phone have the kickstand coating coming off. Mine is as well. Sometimes I just wish HTC/Moto/Samsung would build an android phone that doesn't peel/bend/crack/ similar to an iphone.

    My first TB has the plastic below the 4 capacitive buttons pop out, my second one the standby/power button is compressed to the point its almost impossible to feel it if you run your finger across the top. The lower volume button is impossible to press and has no tactile feedback anymore. This is quite possible the worst built phone i've ever used. I would even say the MOTO razor was a better build quality. My OG Droid had all the paint on the camera button rubbed off, the metal around the screen was completely trashy looking just from being scratched putting it in my pocket constantly.

    Anyway - yes its build quality is about a D- in my book. I just can't wait for the kickstand to fall off soon cause I'm betting that will probably happen in the next few months. Good thing I get an upgrade every year. This sucker probably won't last till march next year but got insurance so i guess if it kicks the can i'll get a new one.
     
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    Forgot to add the creaky plastic where you naturalliy hold the phone with your right below the volume rocker if you hold it with any pressure it creaks and groans.

    Add to it the impossible battery door to take off, lots of broken nails trying to open that sucker (what a fantastic design). I think they used my 4 year old nephew as a consultant for design.
     
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    No peeling on mine yet.
     
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    o_O Ive never heard any creaking unless my battery door wasnt on all the way, and Ive never had an issue getting the battery door on or off. I take it off atleast twice a day because I run multiple batteries.
     
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    Might I suggest investing in a 2nd battery door? If the plastic clips on the TB are anything like they were on my HTC TP2, they'll eventually snap off.

    And my kickstand is also peeling. I'm thinking about taking my phone to Maaco....
     
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    No peeling here. I had TB for 4 weeks now.
     
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    Take it to maaco so you can have paint peeling from all parts of your phone
     
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    Same here....mine started a few weeks ago....
     
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    I got sick of looking at the coating on the kickstand peeling.
    I used the eraser end of a couple mechanical pencils (without erasers on) to scrape off the coating. It took a long time but it was worth it because the phone looks a lot better.

    Before:
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    Haha! Maaco sux ;)

    Yep, mine is peeling a little at the end that sits on the table. I rather not see that...but doesn't bother me too much.
     
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    Knock wood - I got my Tbolt at the end of April and my kickstand isn't peeling. I read early on that it's a known issue, so I obsessively check it for signs of peeling. I haven't done anything preventatively to it.
     
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    The clear coat is peeling on my kickstand but it doesn't really bother me too much and doesn't look that bad. When it gets to the point that it annoys me, ill just peel the rest of it off.
     
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    I would give my TB an A+++ in build quality. Other than the peeling on the kickstand (which is NO BIG DEAL), my phone is perfect. Some people just like to nit-pick at their phone and turn it in to get a replacement at the slightest 'problem'
     

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