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General Ear Piece Paint ???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rdalev, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. rdalev

    rdalev Well-Known Member
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    Anyone else notice the black paint , on the earpiece, starting to wear off ?:thinking:
     

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  2. Bswartz95

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    yep. i was just looking at this today. the bottom part of the earpiece is starting to wear.
     
  3. Caddyman

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    yup yup...me too, a little
     
  4. ericDylan

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    yes .... i have noticed this for a while. thought about taking a sharpie to it but i probably wont. it could either come off on my ear or it may be a noticeably different shade of black. guess i have to live with it :/
     
  5. willdogs

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    Wow! Yes! Me too!

    Would this be considered a defect? Or wear and tear?

    Curious manufactures warranty would apply here?
     
  6. swe3t23

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    ya mine was coming off like the 2nd week i got the phone
     
  7. Caddyman

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    wear and tear i would think, if it was flaking off in chunks, or mostly gone in a few weeks, i think that would be a manuf issue.
     
  8. Gnok31

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    I used a permanent marker and the color wore out after a few days. It was a lighter shade of black but it was better than having the metal showing. Now I'm thinking of trying something more permanent like black ink.
     
  9. synikal

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    I noticed mine was starting to wear, so I took my thumb and rubbed it off-- I really like how it looks now. Something different.
     
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  10. smacky

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    I noticed it immediately on the "+" and "-" keys on the side. Still dark, but two different shades. Also, my "END" button, when looked at closely in the dark, there's some of the metallic paint chipping off at the bottom. Kinda sad. Wonder how long it will last.
     
  11. Pinnacle

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    You people need to clean your ears and faces. :D

    Mine still looks fine but I use an expensive soap.:rolleyes:
     
  12. smittythepig

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    yikes. so you mean the volume rocker is starting to turn different colors and wear down? and the off button as well? that would look pretty bad if it exposed that yellowish plastic that always seem to be under chrome paint plating. not a very attractive look.
     
  13. screennamie

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    Mine started to come off on my old Eris when I left change in my pocket. Luckily I had a screen protector on cause the quarter left a round spot on it too.

    Must have rubbed in my pocket while I walked. Thank god for screen protectors! I don't keep change in my phone pocket anymore.
     
  14. Demos16

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    Same thing happened to my Eris. I also rubbed the remaining black off and actually like how it looks with the silver ear piece. Makes it stand out against other Eris phones.
     
  15. n2imagination

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    Yep mine was wearing within a month. I am considering brushing it with a bit of model enamel to see if that stays longer. If not I will prob do like the other guy and wipe it totally to the silver.
     
  16. My ear came off!

    No, I see no paint coming off anywhere (yet). I've only had my Eris for two weeks now.
     
  17. Peaser

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    I have had the Verizon rubber case on since day one so mine still looks brand new. I don't touch the volume buttons because they are covered by the case (and it has a place to push on the case so you know where they are) and my ear never touches the phone because of the case, plus I often use speaker phone. I have had mine since the first week it was released.
     
  18. smittythepig

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    i've had mine for a month or more and no paint is coming off yet, but i did notice some hairline cracks in the chrome paint around the headset jack.
     
  19. Podivin

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    Not for long, apparently. Sounds like eventually all the Erii are going to look like that. :)
     
  20. I have an old laundry marking pen called "rub-a-dub" that I've used for odd things such as a scratch on the black casing of my outside car mirror on the driver's side. Believe me, it won't come off.. I did sand it off one time when nothing else worked because I'd overdone it in places.

    If my Eris ever wears through on the ear-piece or anywhere else it's black, it's my rub-a-dub to the rescue. ;)
     
  21. falltime

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    Yeah - so what - rubbed mine all the way off and like others here have said - the silver looks cool too....no other visable wear on mine and I have had it since day 1
     
  22. rdalev

    rdalev Well-Known Member
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    Was just wondering about how many others were experiencing the paint eroding effect. I can understand wear and tear ,but after 2 months ?

    Anyway a quick fix, buy a model paint brush and some flat black paint.........presto !
     
  23. OfTheDamned

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    Are you guys talking about the little grill over the speaker? Mine looks the same as it did when I opened the box, but I use bluetooth 90% of the time.
     
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  24. rdalev

    rdalev Well-Known Member
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    Yes ! Apparentely my ear and the grill piece don't play well together !:(
     
  25. Pinnacle

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    Great, now I've noticed the very bottom edge of my ear piece turning silver.
     

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