How safe are stickers/skins for the iPhone 5 anodised coating?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacAttacka, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2012
    I had some nice stickers/decals for my iPhone 4 to protect the back glass and keep it slim. However with all the stories of the anodised costing peeling off the iPhone 5 so easily would be advisable to avoid using a them for this device?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2010
    I have a Skinomi full body skin on mine, and best I can tell, the aluminum seems to be fine. The first back skin I placed, I removed multiple times and reapplied when switching between two iPhone 5s initially, which required application with the liquid solution each time. I will say, the skin is a bleeep to remove from the aluminum compared to the glass. It seems to "bond" with the metal very well. However, I have not noticed any peeling or adverse effects on the case. Sent from my iPhone 5.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    Stickers/skins/protectors won't effect the anodised coating. If anything they will protect it from chipping off.
  4. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    All those stories involve defective anodized coatings. They won't do anything to properly applied anodized coating.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    I hope some people report back here after having skins on for a few months. No one knows yet how it will affect the anodized surface. It could royally screw it up. It does concern me that these solutions (as mentioned above) stick harder to the aluminum. That doesn't bode well to leaving it un-blemished after it's been stuck to it a few months.
  6. macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2008
    Dallas Tx.
    Wife has sticker on the back of hers. No problems what so ever.

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