Gold paint on camera button flaking off.....

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by assmunke, May 20, 2010.

  1. assmunke

    assmunke Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    So like It says, the paint has flaked off the face of the button, showing the white plastic underneath. Its ugly, and somewhat surprising seeing as how I rarely use the button for taking pics. I'm not going to ask for a new unit (not yet at least) as it doesn't bother me that much and the rest of the phone is a trooper (and I don't want a refurb) has anyone else noticed this phenomena?
     
  2. Googleaddict

    Googleaddict Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Denver Colorado
    Ratings:
    +0
    Nope, none of the gold paint is flaking on mine, when did you get your droid? I got mine in December and none of the paint is flaking off..
     
    #2 Googleaddict, May 20, 2010
    Last edited: May 20, 2010
  3. ShowTime

    ShowTime Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Mine is still 100% fine too, but it is a VERY common problem among others. There is ZERO reason to even consider taking your phone back for a replacement over it. People have used model paint to touch it up with success.
     
  4. assmunke

    assmunke Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    I got it in December. Like I said, its a minor issue for me. Functionally the phone has been excellent, so as of now there is no reason for me to replace it.
     
  5. issues636

    issues636 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Palm Coast, Floridaaa
    Ratings:
    +0
    it's happened on mine AND my moms, and i rarely use the camera as well. not something i even consider a minor problem, everything wears down eventually. and the rest of the phone is fine, it's just that button for me.
     
  6. bill1253

    bill1253 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +2
    mine has totally flaked off. The button looks greyish, wish they had used black underneath the gold. I'm used to it now so no big deal.
     
  7. rjsurfer

    rjsurfer Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    NC
    Ratings:
    +1
    Just curious, does Verizon warrant this issue?

    If I bring the phone in with this problem do I get another "New" or a "Re-furb"?

    Ron W.
     
  8. movadoevo8

    movadoevo8 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I got mine at the end of December and literally within less then a month it started to peal really bad so i ended up pealing the rest and it's been white ever since. My wife did not have that issued. I use the camera button casually
     
  9. phunkyjoey

    phunkyjoey Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I got mine the day it came out, and the paint has totally flaked off the camera button. I've probably taken less than 20 pictures since I got the phone. Other than that though, this thing has held up quite well. I've dropped it many times on the concrete/asphalt and it still functions perfectly. A few nicks here and there on the sides, but no scratches or cracks on the screen.

    Apparently the gold paint on the camera button is the only weak link. I can live with that
     
  10. spawn9859

    spawn9859 Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Gold paint is completely gone on mine and im fine with that. I'm proud of how much I use it ^^
     
  11. kastein

    kastein Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yeah mine gone too.....tried a sharpie...lol.....I guess model paint will be next.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  12. Johnly

    Johnly Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    I must bust my case off and check, as it covers all the gold with black gel. Hey, just do that!