Bumper scratching plastic?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ajohnson253, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    I just got my 4 yesterday in store pick up. Has the bumper on since I got it. Today I decided to take it off just to get a naked feel before putting on the invisishield. Well I noticed 2 small Knicks on the plastic right under the steel band. Has this happened to anyone else?
  2. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    Manufacturing defect maybe?

    I have a bumper but have preferred to keep it in a full case, and this is only temporary until the Otterbox Defender cases for the iP4 become available and then it goes in there for max protection. :)
  3. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    It might have been from the way I took it off. The knicks are right under the sleep button area. I know there is hard plastic where the sleep button goes in the bumper. I must have taken it off wrong or something.
  4. homes2525 macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2010
    Same thing happened to me, but its hardly noticeable. What are you gonna do?
  5. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    What plastic? All I see on mine is glass and stainless steel.
  6. actorkid macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
  7. bripab007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2009
    Surrounding the edges of the glass where it meets the metal band.
  8. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    Well nothing can be done about it. Like yours, it's hardly noticeable. I have a bumper on so it really doesn't matter. I just need to be more careful when taking off the bumper, we all need to.
  9. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2009
    is it the type of scratch that can only be seen at a angle?
  10. s8film40 macrumors 6502


    Aug 14, 2007
    I've always put mine on top first and taken it off bottom first. It seemed the best way since there are no buttons at the bottom. Didn't really think much about it but I'm glad I did now that you mention this. I have put it on backwards a couple of time when I was in a hurry, guess I should be more careful.
  11. Nrwrit3r macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2010
    I seem to have many of those but I can only see if the phone is turned off and is angled correctly, so I see no issue.
  12. ajohnson253 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    No it's pretty straight forward less the. Looks like a very sharp blade mark knick two tiny ones. Don't even know how I realize I relate noticed it.
  13. unlimitedx macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2010
    putting on any case allows dust and tiny particles to collect between the case and the phone. as you walk around with the phone in your pocket, the dust/particles move against the case and phone, scratching the surface

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