beware SCRATCHED BEZEL!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xploit, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. xploit macrumors regular

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    The chrome bezel scratches easy! I have been super careful with mine I even have the incase rubber skin on it most of the time and somehow i managed to but a small scratch on the bezel near the bottom by the charging port. Maybe when I was inserting it in the dock. All im saying is WATCH OUT!


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  2. marksman macrumors 603

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    I have a plastic case on mine that I put on right after I got it.

    So I am protected for now. My only problem is it does not work with the dock.
     
  3. hld1098 macrumors newbie

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    I got scratches after I had it with the Incase rubber case

    I even returned the Incase and switched it to Speck Tough skin but now I got a big one at the top where the bezel is exposed. Any clue on how to remove these scratches.
     
  4. meagain macrumors 68030

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  5. iMetalG5 macrumors 6502a

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    bah i just noticed it on mine! oh well... not sure if i'm gonna keep iPhone but not sure how i scratched it already
     
  6. Dermot81 macrumors member

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    You can't protect your iphone forever!

    Best to accept the scratches and move on
     
  7. tttexxan macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldnt worry about it too much its a phone right??
     
  8. tttexxan macrumors 6502a

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    If the screen is not scratched then no worries...All the cases I have seen cover the entire phone anyway....Dust is like a sandblaster though...Gets under the case and with a little rubbin theres your scratch
     
  9. hld1098 macrumors newbie

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    the rubber kind, they call it Protective Cover

    "Protective Cover"
     
  10. meagain macrumors 68030

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  11. scho52386 macrumors regular

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    shieldzone.com the invisible shield is a wonderful product to prevent scratches.
     
  12. iMetalG5 macrumors 6502a

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    oh well first hairline scratch on screen. if i keep this phone i better get a case now. still not sure.

    TONS of dust got under the screen on mine. figures, i put it in my pocket... oh well.
     
  13. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Just checked out their website - looks like a good product.

    Do you have to wait 24 hours after putting it on before using it (as they suggest on the iPod installation video)?

    Did you find it easy to put on without any resulting bubbles?

    Also, does it cover the silver bezel?
     
  14. mashoutposse macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you guys are wiping vigorously with the included cloth before calling them scratches.
     
  15. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    I really wish that there were a ShieldZone-type stick-on adherent plastic protector for just the *bezel* of the iPhone, because I'm not worried about the screen but we ALL know that the bezel of the phone is easily scratched chrome. That or some kind of hard protective coating... I'd try nail polish but I know that'd look like crap (and I'd be afraid of it or the remover damaging the black plastic where the antenna is packed at the bottom).
     
  16. Bostonian1976 macrumors member

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    let it be a phone and enjoy it. you'll still love it if it has a few nicks and scratches...
     
  17. aricher macrumors 68020

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    You MUST wait 24 hours to let any errant water that may have gotten inside the device dry out. I have 2 friends who fried their iPods by turning them on before they dry down period. The shield looks bad when first put on but tightens up while drying. Getting it on with no bubbles is pretty easy but getting it on with no errant dust or lint can prove to be hard, work in a very clean area with very clean hands. If there are tiny bubbles even after you squeegee the application fluid out you can push them to the edges with a thumbnail. Very small bubbles usually disappear after the surface firms up.

    I have an IS on my iPod and on the screen of my old Nokia phone - the product is awesome and both devices are scratch free. That said, I pre-ordered one for my iPhone but cancelled the order once I got the phone. The feeling of the IS is slightly rubbery and I think it would diminish the tactile feeling of the iPhone screen.
     
  18. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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  19. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    Yes and no. I have a 30g iPod 5th gen (pre-5.5gen) and by the time I bought a new faceplate and scrollwheel a week ago and installed it, it was barely useable just from floating around in my pocket and messenger bag and a few drops. It was frustrating and embarrassing every time I'd look at it. It still worked of course, but it was just a crappy experience. And I've not quite had it 2 years now... the iPhone will be at least 2 years, with a LOT more usage than an iPod.
     

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