My Carbon Skin and Black Bumper - Pic's

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  1. NickRno77 macrumors regular

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    Just received from eBay Carbon Skin and Black Bumper.

    The Carbon Skin cost £3.99p from a UK seller.

    The Black Bumper cost £2.04p from a HK seller.

    Quite pleased with the quality of both items.



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  2. maverick86 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like a quality bumper for not being an Apple one. Do you remember which seller you got it from?
     
  3. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    Good job on getting quality cheaper stuff. Some people here like to over spend on stuff, this is a win!!
     
  4. Gordy macrumors 6502a

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    Looks nice. I've got a similar combo on mine but with the apple bumper. Looks great. Though the carbon's only been on an hour!
     
  5. essvee macrumors newbie

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    That looks fresh. Do you keep your phone in ur pocket? I can see that bumper being a b--tch going in and out.
     
  6. NickRno77 thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. NickRno77 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The bumper is not sticky or slippery, feels nice to hold but slips in my pocket easy.
     
  9. 1 Cor. 15:26 macrumors member

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    Nice lookin'. The carbon fiber doesnt affect the signal quality does it? (It shouldnt, seeing as it doesnt come in contact with the band, but I figured it couldnt hurt to ask).

    Nice set up. I bet its nice having a "bumper" that allows you to use 3rd party cables.
     
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    Actually forgot to ask, how responsive are the buttons when you press them? Easy access to that mute switch? From the pics it looks like it's a good fit but is it loose in any way?
     
  11. essvee macrumors newbie

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    Thats actually an awesome setup. You maintain how thin the phone is with a small bumper.. The CF on the back actually looks a little thick so there's your rear protection. Add a screen protector and ur set.

    I just recieved some TPU cases that are rip offs of the iSkin FX ones... The quality is fantastic for the $6 I paid and its a really nice blue. However I love my electronics super thin... Maybe I should try a white bumper + some sort of rear cover (nothing towards the CF but I'm not gonna copy ur set up!)

    GJ repping for the car mod/street bike community :D Need my phone to match my car -- Sittin low on 18s haha.
     
  12. NickRno77 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm fairly sure these carbon skins are just vinyl so should not effect signal, my signal is not effected anyway. I use a third party charger so is good for me :cool:

    The buttons need quite a hard press, would have been nice if they were raised more, mute switch is easy to get to and the bumper is quite rigid not much flop around the sides.
     
  13. digitalduck macrumors regular

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    Do you have link to the carbon back also? Im ready to pull trigger on one but want to know if I should do this one instead..Thank You
     
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    For whatever adhesives they use on the back of these skins, can you reapply the skin if you take it off or is it a one-use type of thing?
     
  17. NickRno77 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Actually the CF Skin is very thin, probably as thin as a screen protector so I wouldn't think it will add a lot of protection ?
     
  18. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    Not the 3M based ones I have had. I have used them on 2 other phones. They are MUCH thicker than a screen protector plus they have textured finish. Some of them are simply flat stickers with a photo of CF. I do doubt they will provide drop protection.
     
  19. NickRno77 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok maybe not as thin as a screen protector, the surface is textured though.
     
  20. JokerD macrumors member

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    This one can be removed without leaving residue and can be reapplied multiple times. It's made from the 3M material that has these channels in the back that allow it to stick well and be removed without issue.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130414735771&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
     
  21. shadowarachh macrumors member

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    thanks for the link. ordered two bumpers for a whopping $4 shipped!
     
  22. tyranical macrumors regular

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    Curious, this looks pretty tight around the flash, does it affect it?
     
  23. funkyc macrumors regular

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    i had the same thought as tyranical just above me

    if it doesn't affect the flash, this seems like a great idea :cool:
     
  24. NickRno77 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried flash, looks good to me although I didn't try before and after test anyway if I did have problems I would make hole opening bigger with a craft knife.
     
  25. F1 Speed macrumors member

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    Nice install and looks killer. Great job with the pics as well.
     

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