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x-evil-x

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im going hybrid. probably changing out the front screen to black as soon as its cheap enough. i bought these cf pieces to cover the back glass and a bodyguardz middle piece.
 

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threezero

macrumors 6502
Aug 22, 2008
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i like it make it look like the original iphone.

is there any sticker i can put on my black ip5's back middle piece to make it look like the white's matte aluminum?
 
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prolific96

macrumors newbie
Jun 23, 2010
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Miami
Very nice. Are there any issues with the flash or when taking pictures? Did you buy the CF pieces like that or did you cut it yourself to fit the glass (Ive only seen the full back CF)? Also was the CF noticeable thinker than the BGs clear protector? Too bad they no one makes these which have seamless transition between CF and clear back protector.


Thanks.
 
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x-evil-x

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Very nice. Are there any issues with the flash or when taking pictures? Did you buy the CF pieces like that or did you cut it yourself to fit the glass (Ive only seen the full back CF)? Also was the CF noticeable thinker than the BGs clear protector? Too bad they no one makes these which have seamless transition between CF and clear back protector.


Thanks.

They are the same thickness as my bodyguardZ back clear piece. It's a smooth transition from that and the cf.
they were cut out ready to go the cuts are pretty precise.
No flash problems
 
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KandyKane

macrumors 6502
Mar 23, 2009
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I like it!
What does the carbon fibre apple look like? Accurate size?
Can you link to the clear part? The only one I found covers the whole rear and not just the aluminum.
 
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mzd

macrumors 6502a
Jul 25, 2005
951
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wow, that does look really good.
just to be clear, you did have to cut the Bodyguardz, correct? afaik, they only offer a one piece back.
 
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vmdc

macrumors regular
Jun 17, 2011
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That looks great! Post up some pics when you get the black front piece too. I may be going that route as well.
 
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ozziegn

macrumors 65816
Aug 16, 2007
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Central FL Area
This stuff isn't real carbon fiber, so I'm curious what it is you're feeling when you mention the weave. Does the sticker have a texture to it?

Thanks.

N

they do have a texture but it's pretty minimal. I just got the white CF kit from icarbons for my IP5. however, I only bought the kit for the side protection so my bumper doesn't scratch the sides. I might use the other pieces eventually but not now.
 
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jargon51

macrumors 6502
Jun 28, 2010
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Wow that looks great. I am assuming that there is no interference to the antennas when making calls etc.?
 
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Jasonv2

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Sep 22, 2012
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You did have to cut the bodyguardz center piece yourself right? Because they only come in one long back piece.
 
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x-evil-x

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You did have to cut the bodyguardz center piece yourself right? Because they only come in one long back piece.

the ones at the mall come in three pieces. they might have a full piece now.
sorry just checked it was ghostarmor.

doesnt change signal strength.

it feels like a weave. its not glossy or anything and looks like real carbon fiber.
 
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mzd

macrumors 6502a
Jul 25, 2005
951
40
Wisconsin
the ones at the mall come in three pieces. they might have a full piece now.
sorry just checked it was ghostarmor.

doesnt change signal strength.

it feels like a weave. its not glossy or anything and looks like real carbon fiber.

did you use ghostarmor matte or glossy?
 
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