Thanks for the info to the OP and others, I've been thinking about adding silicone strips and this might be the answer. Please post back in a few weeks/months about longevity.
Regarding posting pics - when I posted pics of my Nutshell belt case I had to upload 2 of the 3 pics several times before they "took". This was through the web interface.
Best phones I've had in 18 years of owning a cell phone ...................
1994 Motorola MicroTAC First "compact" cell phone, ever. My first cell phone, ever.
2007 HTC Advantage First phone with a 5" screen, ever. Had a stylus, too.
2012 Samsung Note Brilliant 5.3" screen. Useable form factor. Decent UI. Stylus. Best phone, ever.