Slickwrap back and sides use with silicone case ok?

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  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68020

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    I have a Slickwraps back and side and back only for my iPhone X.

    At work I have an Apple silicone case on for extra protection. Will the back and side still work ok with this on and not damage the slickwrap sides? Or can you only use the back piece if using a case?

    Just if only the back on it'll never be seen until no case and then won't look as good, I don't think, with just that on.

    For ref the pics below show the 2 seperate pieces, back+sides and back only. I have a different colour then black btw as my iPhone X is black!

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  2. DK1ng macrumors regular

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    I've had a dbrand skin on my iPhone 7 Plus with sides and all cases worked fine without damaging the skin. I do suggest you give it 24-48 hours (longer better probably) to fully stick/dry/mold to your phone after applying the skin before trying on any cases. Hope this helps!
     
  3. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Appreciate reply thanks. Is it the same as above picture virtually, with sides on etc?
     
  4. DK1ng macrumors regular

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    No problem! Yes, I used the full coverage one with the sides/tops all covered.
     
  5. thizisweird macrumors member

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    I bought a SW skin about a couple weeks ago, and ever since I put it on my phone, I haven't once thought about putting it back in the case lol (I have the clear Tech21 case). But, for the sake of science........ I just put my case back on, took it off, and repeated it 3 times (inserting the phone differently each time) to see if different areas were bothered at all. My phone has a 5 piece wrap on the back and sides (it was a "custom" wrap to cut down the cost), and my install was a bit poor (3/5 stars I'd say). I also have a small mounting plate on my phone for a mag mount, so this on/off process with the case was not as easy as some might think. I'm also using a thick mounting tape to attach the plate, so my phone's thickest part is quite substantial compared to most....

    After being stupid rough with rapid on/off prying, wiggling, not being very careful around the wrap's edges, and almost forcefully snapping the corners into place on occasion: nothing happened to my wrap. No edges were bothered from a lack of care, and none of the skin shifted around on the phone (which I would expect if they used a low quality adhesive).

    Now, I will admit that I did take one extra step on the installation that most people won't likely do, and it's a bit different from their instructed final step- I took a lighter to all the edges of the wrap, heated them up a few seconds, then smoothed everything down obsessively with a credit card. The edges became infinitely smoother, and I noticed that the phone was noticeably more comfortable in the hand where my gaps/edges were problematic while wrapping. If you slapped on your wrap without my final step, I would say you're more likely to have an edge catch on your phone case while putting it on and taking it off. Can I quantify the difference, or say much from experience? Nope. However, I would always recommend that step if you want the best install and hand feel.

    Now, to directly answer your question: If you're dealing with a single piece back/sides wrap, and you do a proper job wrapping the phone (especially smoothing down your edges with heat and pressure), I see no real potential for ruining the wrap with a phone case. If you aren't very thorough with the edges, I'd say to be a little extra careful removing the case until you're positive the edges are securely attached.

    Shortest answer: I don't think you'll have any problems. The adhesive is great, and the edges of their wraps aren't really prone to catches or peeling off (my personal experience).
     

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