Boiling your bumper?

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  1. Flipside186 macrumors member

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    I read that you can get a bumper to fit better if you boil it. My bumper fits decently, but I'd like it to be a bit tighter. Can someone explain the process that I should use to boil it? Also, is it risky at all? Thanks!
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'm a very busy man. I have no time to boil it. I microwaved mine and it fits like a glove.
    :rolleyes:
     
  3. richxps macrumors 65816

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  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Remember to remove bumper from iPhone before boiling or microwaving.
     
  5. asleep macrumors 68040

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    No, no ... not boiling it.

    Wash it in hot water and put it in the dryer at highest heat.




    Then iron.[​IMG]
     
  6. asleep macrumors 68040

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    If you really need it tighter, get one of those rubber band "bumper" thingies.*



    *In the old days they called them "rubber baby buggy bumper" <--- ( say 5 times fast )
     
  7. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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  8. 1 Cor. 15:26 macrumors member

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    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    Lay down alluminum foil to trap grease.
    Put in oven for 18 minutes until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.

    Wait, ****, thats a Tombstone Pizza. My bad.
     
  9. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

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    What I did was that I boiled it while it was on the iPhone, this way it would not shrink too much and mold perfectly to the I4, just make sure you remove the Invisible Shield if you have one on, or it will get lose from been on the water....





    :rolleyes:
     
  10. highres macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, nobody has mentioned the BEST way to resize your bumper, you STEAM it! I used my standard rice cooker with an inch of water or so and the steam rack so that the bumper doesn't actually touch the boiling water.

    I am told this also leeches out some of the toxic chemicals and makes for a much safer bumper experience. I plan on steaming ALL my loose fitting bumpers this way! :apple:
     
  11. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    Put up a big pot of water and let it boil for 2 and a half minutes even though it could of went longer. Then ran it under cold water before touching it and used a hair dryer on high heat to dry it. It fits MUCH better than before.
     
  12. iammike1 macrumors 6502a

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    Can't tell if some of these are serious or not. Some are about as obviously jokes as you can get though. lol

    Maybe I'll try the microwave. I'm not a patient man.
     
  13. 1 Cor. 15:26 macrumors member

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    Mine was completely serious. That is official pizza cooking instructions.
    Seems like the best bet. Post pics.
     
  14. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    The boiling comments are serious. It definitely snugs up the bumper a bit and does not appear to harm it in any way. I tried it last night and it fits like a glove now. Much better than it was out of the box when I received it 2 days ago.

    I would not microwave it. The bumper contains metal buttons.
     
  15. 1 Cor. 15:26 macrumors member

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    Yeah, that would be just down right stupid, wouldnt it? :rolleyes:
     
  16. SophiaLee macrumors 6502a

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  18. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    I was dead serious. Not like it matters now, just got my GeoMetric from Speck and it looks and feels great.
     
  19. nd4speed macrumors member

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    Furthermore, remember to bring the water to a rolling boil before putting the bumper in, then cook for exactly than 9 minutes (any more or less and it won't be al dente), then strain and serve immediately.:D
     
  20. Jashmid macrumors regular

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    Nonsense. 8 minutes. Not 9.
     
  21. 1 Cor. 15:26 macrumors member

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    Ive always heard that over thyme the bumper fits the phone better.
     
  22. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    Man?! I was kinda hoping that those beautiful legs were yours...
     
  23. nd4speed macrumors member

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    Who said they weren't? :eek:
     
  24. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Do you have to turn the phone off first?? Mine is kinda loose.... :(





















    j/k
     
  25. labrat1996 macrumors 6502

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    Ok - I LOL'd at that one! :D
     

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