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[DIY] Rubberized soft touch battery door

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By mhaedo, Senior Member on 20th December 2010, 07:58 PM
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3rd January 2012, 07:10 PM |#131  
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wow interesting thread , following this for sure!
11th January 2012, 05:00 AM |#132  
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Anyone try this on a Gnex yet? I'm very curious about how it will or won't peel with the texture on the battery cover.

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11th January 2012, 06:39 AM |#133  
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I should try this.
13th January 2012, 11:38 PM |#134  
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Very good idea. Than.

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16th January 2012, 06:29 AM |#135  
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Did this on my Vibrant cover.

1st try, sanded down the gloss but none of the paint, plasti Dipped just the outside, edges came up pretty much immediately.

2nd try, sanded the crap out of the edges and lightly on the inside, 2 coats inside focusing mainly on the edges, 3-4 coats outside focusing mainly on the edges. So far its held up pretty well over the last 2 days including one trip tumbling in a backpack.

I don't think it matters how many coats you put on as long as you prep and sand.
16th January 2012, 06:38 AM |#136  
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I think I'll give it a try. Thanks!

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28th January 2012, 04:53 AM |#137  
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Has anyone tried applying a coat of primer to the cover before spraying on the plasti dip? I'm thinking of giving this a go, but figured I'd ask first before trying to track down plasti dip primer.
13th November 2012, 05:51 PM |#138  
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know this thread is old but this is good info..
plasti dip when cured properly does not peel easily at all

12th September 2014, 04:44 PM |#139  
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Just popping in, don't mind the bump. I bought a Nexus S 4G to screw around with on FreedomPop (very little luck getting it usable after 2 days, but I think I just now found the right combo of ROM/Kernel/mods to make it run smoothly), and decided to do this this morning out of boredom. I figured I was the first person to get the idea, then Googled "plastidip battery cover" and saw tons of links for this, seemingly only done on the Nexus S. The phone is nice for its age, but the battery cover is definitely too smooth for secure use.
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