Well, I've done it this time...

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by Pessoa, May 27, 2012.

  1. Pessoa

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    I'm rebuilding my porch and have used GE Paintable Silicone II to repair some cracks, and, of course, I got some on my hand and when I reached for the phone to answer a call, sure enough, I put blotches of silicone on the back of the camera and failed to notice it before it cured.

    It was a foolish mistake.

    Any suggestions, short of getting a new MAXX, for removing the silicone without damaging the back of the MAXX?

    Thanks.
     
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    Can you rub it off???
     
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    What does the can or bottle say to.use to.remove on some stuff? I would try rubbing or alcohol light acetone. Be.very careful with the acetone.
     
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    I'd try alcohol, power off your device before you do this though, just in case.

    Under no circumstances should you try steel wool, even the #0000 will scratch the heck out of the camera lens. My sister just scratched her nexus trying to get something off of the display with steel wool... I warned her lol. On the plus side, she might sell it to me, and I'll have it repaired and have a nexus to play with in addition to all of my other toys :cool:

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    It may also dry and peel right off....

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    You don't need any more toys! LOL
     
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    Ohhhh Jackie..... are you gonna deny little ol me :D. :batting my eyes with a devilish grin...

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    Alcohol, yes, Acetone, NO WAY! Acetone is a very powerful solvent that melts many plastics and also melts many paint coatings. It will likely destroy the back of the phone.

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    Unless the MAXX comes with a protective film over the Kevlar I recovered with little impact. But, the film I removed seemed fairly strong and I suspect that is the Kevlar which came off as I was using my fingernails while attempting to remove some of the larger silicone blotches.

    Hopefully, the Kevlar is more marketing than functionality...

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    The Kevlar on this device is almost like a rubbery back. It has no rigidity. Infact I think its on the back of these phones to allow swelling from the battery. Hope this helps?

    I could be wrong :)
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    As memory serves, the Kevlar on these devices, is held on by double sided adhesive... I wouldn't worry unless you puncture it and the battery.

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    The Kevlar does come with a "whitish" clear plastic film over it. It's supposed to protect the Kevlar from handling and during shipping. Seems kinda funny to put a thin plastic sheet that you can tear with your fingers over Kevlar which is pound for pound 5 times stronger than Steel to protect it. So if the film came off, that's fine, since it's meant to anyway.

    I doubt you removed any of the Kevlar with your fingernails. You'd have to get shears to cut through it as you can't break it with your fingernails. Kevlar is many times stronger than your fingernails, even in the filament diameters on that woven Kevlar material.