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FIX: Otterbox Silicone Stretching

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25th April 2013, 10:44 PM   |  #1  
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I've had an Otterbox Defender for my S3 now for quite awhile. The silicone over the plastic shell always seems to stretch over time causing a loose fit. I know you can contact customer support and have a new case sent to you from Otterbox, but I figured there had to be something to tighten the silicone up. After browsing the web, I heard that if you boil the silicone for a few minutes in boiling water, it will tighten it up. I figured I'd give it a try and it actually did work, the case now fits like it did when it was new.
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26th April 2013, 12:39 AM   |  #2  
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How long did you boil it? I stopped using my defender because of this issue
26th April 2013, 12:42 AM   |  #3  
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Boiled it for about 2 minutes. If your silicone is stretched too far though it won't go 100% back to normal. It will help though that's for sure!

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26th April 2013, 02:51 AM   |  #4  
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I went with the body glove tough suit because I don't like how the otter box distorts the screen with that rainbow effect. No stretching yet but if I have that issue I'll use your idea.

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26th April 2013, 03:15 AM   |  #5  
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It should do the trick for your case as well. Hopefully it won't stretch like the otterbox to begin with.

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26th April 2013, 05:01 AM   |  #6  
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Im on my 3rd case, I will try this next.

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26th April 2013, 12:16 PM   |  #7  
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Moving to Accessories which is universal to all S3s.
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Yup. Theres vids on youtube aswell

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26th April 2013, 01:52 PM   |  #9  
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Done this also. But immersed only for a minute. Then went to a cup full of cold water.

Dont use tongs when getting the case off the water as it will ruin the shape of the case. As the case is sensitive when its really hot.

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26th April 2013, 03:47 PM   |  #10  
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I'm definitely going to try this

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