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Do not buy colored hard cases

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by roland365, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. roland365

    roland365 Well-Known Member
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    it turned my hero blue...... the paint has transfered on the phone. i always have the case on so u cant see it but if u take it off its ugly.
    anyone know where i can order a new battery cover??
     

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  2. regression

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    What type of case did you buy? Manufacturer?
     
  3. wutwutman

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    I bought a cheap red hard case from a kiosk in my local mall, and so far it has protected my Hero from a couple potentially bad falls. Of course now the case is kinda dinged up, but my phone is still pristine! Good $20 investment IMO.

    a.don.is
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  4. shizzy1427

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    I'd say it would've been a good investment if the warm battery didnt melt the paint onto the phone from the case. I guess they didnt seal the paint on the case correctly or something
     
  5. NCKK

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    I would think that the problem would be that they didn't use the proper paint...

    It wasn't Made In China, was it? Lead based?

    I was curious about paint flaking on the cases...They didn't look very...well...quality assured. So I bought the smoke clear one.
     
  6. roland365

    roland365 Well-Known Member
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    idk...its only at some spots...its not totally covered..its at the corners and edges.
    it was from the mall kiosk 12 bux and it sucks..
    where do i get another battery cover? ive tried gojo, alcohol,soap, i even tried to scrach it off with sos pad and nothing.....wtf!
     
  7. NCKK

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    And you didn't remove the factory finish??? I'm impressed! lol.

    Did you try this liquid stuff, called.... ahhh.... ummmm..... "Paint Thinner"? ;)
    If not, I would try that first. Then MAYBE stuff called Graffiti off, or something like that... BUT BE SURE to use it on a rag, then wipe slowly for a bit. Make sure it doesn't take off the Hero's finish with it...
     
  8. roland365

    roland365 Well-Known Member
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    lol...didnt have paint thinner and didnt want to buy some just for this....i guess i should try....i wanted to put a zagg shield all over the phone so the blue makes it look nasty...if it takes off the film of the hero i think it will be ok ...ill just keep a phone cover on

    still trying to get a new battery cover if anyone knows where to get one
     
  9. egomaster

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    Try using finger nail polish remover. Its less abrasive than paint thiner and removed most enamels.
     
  10. phatmamaslim

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    my pink cover did the same thing.. i havent tried to remove it yet though. let me kno what works. if not then i'll just make sure i keep a cover on it.
     
  11. deryn

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    Same thing happened to me with a cover. I tried alcohol, nail polish remover, purr acetone, nothing worked. You know what did? Normal use. Yes the natural oils from ur skin will take it off within a week or 2. My case was blue too. Now the marks are completely gone.
     
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