Is it OK to leave Original Plastic on Back of iPhone with Camera Cut-out?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bgarrant, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. bgarrant macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a new Belkin Grip Vue and have read how it can scratch the back of the phone if any debris gets in between the phone and the case. I was wondering if it is OK to reapply the factory plastic that came on the phone to the backside if I cut-out the camera area? Will the original film plastic cause any damage to the phone? I cleaned the plastic with tape so lint has been removed. I assume it is OK to use it, but wanted to check with some other iPhone users. On the front I have a commercial screen protector already applied. I am just wondering about the back of the phone. Will it hurt the phone in any way to use that original factory plastic?
     
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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  3. bgarrant thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I cut the tab off on the bottom so it fit in case better. I was just wondering if it will be as easy to get off in say two years. It seems like it would be fine and also protect the phone a bit from any debris getting in the case. I have an Otterbox Defender as well, but it is a bit big for EVERYDAY use. I also don't really like the "feel" of the screen with the OB on it. Itis a great protective case for sure, but it has some drawbacks as well.
     
  4. Annerz macrumors regular

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    It's okay to leave it on. I left mine for a while.
     
  5. Howdr macrumors regular

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    I have done this with other things and it looked bad later, with dirt marks around the edge and discoloration.

    I would buy a protective commercial cover and replace it.
     
  6. SAD*FACED*CLOWN, Feb 28, 2011
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    SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    if you leave it on too long debris will attach to the edges of the peeled away adhesive and scratch your phone anyway

    I've been naked with the exception of a bumper since July and don't have a scratch yet...the bumper did scratch my antenna though
     
  7. gimmeiphone macrumors 6502

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    it may cause the iphone to spontaneously combust! i wouldnt risk it tbh
     
  8. abercrombie macrumors regular

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    Mine is still on since I got mine opening day. I have a rubber case so it does't detract from the appearance.
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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  10. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    its probably ok.....but if i were you i would just invest on a cheap one on ebay.
     

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