Candyshell flaking issue

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  1. Kelbidrome macrumors newbie

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    Does the 3rd revision of the Speck Candyshell still have the flaking issue?
     
  2. JonathanK81 macrumors 6502

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  3. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    yep and it was favorite only case until this issue, 3 times. Now my favorite only case is the otterbox commuter.
     
  4. djransom macrumors 68040

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    I just received a Moonsickle one the other day and yes it does, but I deal with it. It's a dealbreaker for some, but not for me anymore. Long as it protects my i4 I'm cool with it.
     
  5. Kelbidrome thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Might you have any pics of the so called flaking issue on the case?
     
  6. djransom macrumors 68040

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    No I don't, but some can be found in the Candyshell thread. It's basically the same effect as rubbing an eraser.
     
  7. sirslaysalot macrumors member

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    i don't see how speck can remedy this without changing the material altogether. rubber + friction from taking it in and out of your pocket = flaking
     
  8. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I never used the candy for my 3GS, how's the 3GS candy compared to the 4 candy?
     
  9. JonathanK81 macrumors 6502

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    They can't remedy it to be honest. I think as you said, they'd have to change the material. I don't know why they don't try making it with TPU like the Pixelskin HD. Have a pixelskin type interior, with a soft touch exterior, so it doesn't scratch.
     
  10. chris975d macrumors 68000

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    I've been emailing a friend of mine that works for Speck for over a year now about trying to get them to make a "soft touch/matte finish" back for the CandyShell, and they keep telling him that they will "take it under review". I really think that a soft touch back on it would make it the best case out there. I can't stand the feel of glossy backs, plus it would do away with the horrible scratching problem the glossy version has.

    Added; The case that you are asking for (a TPU interior with a harder exterior) is the Incipio duroSHOT DRX. It's that exact same make-up.
     
  11. JonathanK81 macrumors 6502

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    Oh I know, I've seen it online, but my issue is the colors. I just prefer something different. For the Candyshell I have the IndiWhoa blue. I just don't like plain blacks/greys/whites is all. When they release the blue, I'll look into the Duroshot definitely.
     
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    It is supposed to be released in a blue color eventually. At least...when it was still listed as "coming soon", a blue color was listed. I'm with you though, I don't too much care for the black/grey combo.
     
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  14. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Glad it's not just me. I have the white as well and I've yet to notice any flaking on mine. I also use a holster and take mine out of the holster quite a few times a day and all is well *knocks on wood*
     
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