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Topic # 65176 30-Jul-2010 14:28
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I really like the slimness of the GS but dislike the slipperiness. I am thinking that all that's needed is a rubberized coating on the back. I have not such seen such a product before but googling I found that you can get a rubberised aerosol spray from car bodyshops that will give high-build coating.

I'm thinking of masking-off the backplate (to avoid the camera, speaker, etc and the perimeter where it needs to latch on to the rest of the case) and giving it a thin coat. However I am not confident to do this unless I have a spare/replacement backplate, in case I stuff it up. It doesn't look like replacement backplates are available yet. I'm looking for a finish like the rubberized feel on the backplate of the standard My Sky remote.

Any comments as to whether this is a good or bad idea?

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  Reply # 360132 30-Jul-2010 17:30
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I know precisely what you mean and I too want something exactly like that (even though I don't have my phone yet).

I certainly wouldn't apply the spray to the assembled phone. You'd need to disassemble the parts to not only do it properly, but safely.
But I don't believe you'll accomplish the desired result with any spray-on product.
This isn't a cosmetic modification, it will be handled and bumped and bashed regularly. Nothing you spray on to plastic is going to give you the wear and tear resistance needed. Not even vinyl dye lasts very long when its regularly handled and that etches into plastic.

You'd get better results adding a suitable silicon rubber with a strong adhesive, but getting it cosmetically right will be a difficult job.

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  Reply # 360502 31-Jul-2010 03:24
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I'm only talking about spraying the back cover - not any other parts, and I wasn't thinking of doing it while the back cover was still on the phone.


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  Reply # 360520 31-Jul-2010 08:18
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How about just getting the Zagg invisible shield? that way you protect your phone and increase it's grip..

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