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Paint peeling off Red Hang Up Button?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by illiniguy, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. illiniguy

    illiniguy Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Am I the only one with this problem? Now I have a big hole in the silver paint that shows red.

    I use the red button a lot to lock the screen, but did not expect the paint to peel off.

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  2. jigjags

    jigjags Newbie

    HTC Hero Forum ......I dont have a red hang up button..!
  3. illiniguy

    illiniguy Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Whoops! mods can you please move this to the Sprint Hero forum? Thanks!
  4. Slug

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  5. crawform

    crawform Newbie

    Same here. Very annoying.
  6. lewdog50

    lewdog50 Lurker

    me too, bad paint job?
  7. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    No problem on mine (owned it since the day it was released).
  8. heimy25

    heimy25 Newbie

    Peeling off on mine. Has been for about a month. Just living with it. Thinking of going to Sprint store, but really don't want a new phone since I have mine exactly how I like it now
  9. billly120

    billly120 Lurker

    this happened to me 2 days ago...first it was just a bubble then i put it back into my pocket and next thing you know it peeled off...now it has a red dot on it...very annoying...
  10. JonnieDearest

    JonnieDearest Newbie

    Mine too peeled off after my month grace period
  11. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Android Enthusiast

    Mine still has all the paint on it, but I do have the Invisible Shield on the top of the buttons. :D
  12. thefley

    thefley Android Enthusiast

    same to mine after a few months. it is never in my pocket and in a case when not in use. never dropped. the only problem so far with it. not wanting to take it in and them stick me with a refurbed one.
  13. IFMISM

    IFMISM Member

    Mine is peeling to. They do not replace them at the store for this. Atleast that is what they told me.
  14. MoMatt

    MoMatt Lurker

    +1 for peeling paint. Both the green and red buttons. Started a couple weeks after I got the phone.

    Both are now mostly completely peeled. Seems like cheap build quality.
  15. shadrap

    shadrap Android Enthusiast

    Mine peeled off too, but I figured it was me pushing the button with my fingernail. I have stopped using my fingernail and got another Hero, will have to see how it goes.
  16. Greebe

    Greebe Lurker

    The "paint" peeling issue is caused by poor metal plating. The base plastic is coated w/ a conductive ink then w/ a copper plating and then nickel plate. Once this is done it's cleaned and typically clear coated.
    If done properly will last a considerable length of time, if not then it WILL peel. Also if not properly sealed w/ clear coat the oils in your skin WILL eat away at the copper under plating which causes the same issue.

    Sprint choose and approved of this design so they are liable as is HTC for poor quality assurance e.g. it's a manufacturing defect.
  17. jersey221

    jersey221 Android Enthusiast

    no i could deal with paint coming off the buttons you want cheap build quality use a palm pre for 6 months and then have to get it replaced 4 times within the 6 months thats bad
  18. wcolon7

    wcolon7 Newbie

    Mine is the same way. Do not want to return my phone because I have it set how I like it,and it is pretty smooth,I can't wait for 2.1.
  19. hearthorbeguy

    hearthorbeguy Newbie

    Happening on my phone too..
  20. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Android Expert

    just a cosmetic thing really. Some people have actually scraped the paint away from both the green and red button, and it looks pretty sweet actually. My paint just recently started peeling, I assume more from me pressing it with my thumbnail than anything, but it's not a big deal
  21. mich0020

    mich0020 Member

    i put a tiny drop of crazy glue on each button....seems to have stopped the peeling for now.
  22. mysticmead

    mysticmead Android Expert

    clear fingernail polish should seal it as well...
  23. missy brown

    missy brown Well-Known Member

    i dont have that problem i have a protected shield on my cell front,back,on the buttons too
  24. cthompson116

    cthompson116 Lurker

    Anyone try using a scratch guard? You could modify a scratch guard by cutting it to fit around the trackball and cover the painted button area. Not sure if the green and red buttons would still be able to be depressed.
  25. acp

    acp Android Expert

    I stopped in a sprint store today and their live display model had paint missing on both the green and red buttons...I could not help but laugh. Really? The display model?

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