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    Default So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .



    Yeah, I bought a glass phone while working in construction without a case, what of it?

    I was wondering how hard it would be to pick out the shattered pieces of glass from the back, and replace it with a different material. . . I know the camera actually "looks through" the back glass, but that could be fixed with a simple cutout maybe? Throw me ideas. I don't want to go through the hassle of sending my phone to LG, and being without a phone for a while. I was picturing a "wood grain" backing
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    Default Re: So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .

    A nice slab of red oak or mahogany would be awesome. Maybe cedar would be great. And then a nice couple coats of spar urethane for a lasting finish. In fact, I might like something like that better than the original glass back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minnemike View Post
    A nice slab of red oak or mahogany would be awesome. Maybe cedar would be great. And then a nice couple coats of spar urethane for a lasting finish. In fact, I might like something like that better than the original glass back.
    Heck yeah. Or maybe a Cherry red, like this.

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    Default Re: So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .

    here's a little paint render.

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    Default Re: So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .

    Carve your name into the back.
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    Default Re: So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .

    With a laser

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCTundaBow View Post
    here's a little paint render.

    http://i.imgur.com/3v81xey.jpg
    That render almost makes me want to shatter mine so I can try...almost.

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    Default Re: So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .

    Just put a sticker on it lol

    So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .-uploadfromtaptalk1360066885768.jpg

    So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .-uploadfromtaptalk1360066909078.jpg

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    Default Re: So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .

    Whatever the material they use to fix a small spider web in a car windshield might work. It may not completely smooth any rough areas out, but if you could stop further cracking, and put a case on it, who would know? Other than that, some type of clear epoxy could work.
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    Default Re: So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .

    Where did you get that sticker on the back!?! I had one of those on my iPhone 4 to protect the back and I really want one for the Nexus 4 now. I don't want to be like the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AbuYazeedUK View Post
    Just put a sticker on it lol

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    This, then

    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    Whatever the material they use to fix a small spider web in a car windshield might work. It may not completely smooth any rough areas out, but if you could stop further cracking, and put a case on it, who would know? Other than that, some type of clear epoxy could work.
    this--well, in reverse order. Wow, that wood looks beautiful, but the other suggestions should work. Lots of choices with dbrands, but other have similar.
    Sorry about your shatter, but looks like it's not as bad as some I've seen. Show us what you did after you decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sting7k View Post
    Where did you get that sticker on the back!?! I had one of those on my iPhone 4 to protect the back and I really want one for the Nexus 4 now. I don't want to be like the OP.
    I got mine from Carbon Fiber Series - Nexus 4 Skins | Stickerboy skins for iPhone 5, Macbook Pros & Airs, Samsung Galaxy, Beats by Dre, Nexus 7, and more but i like the ones from
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    now they have a Nexus cut out as well as a round camera cut out. thanks for the link.
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    Default Re: So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .

    Will it still charge (wirelessly) with the sticker in place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuncIT View Post
    Will it still charge (wirelessly) with the sticker in place?

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    I don't use wireless charging but i don't see why not, it's just a sticker, maybe someone that uses wireless charging can answer.
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    Default Re: So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .

    Awesome man, ordering one now.

    Hmm...leather or carbon fiber?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    Whatever the material they use to fix a small spider web in a car windshield might work. It may not completely smooth any rough areas out, but if you could stop further cracking, and put a case on it, who would know? Other than that, some type of clear epoxy could work.
    I don't think that would work in my instance. There are shards of glass falling out when I lift up on my screen protector, lol.
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    Default Re: So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .

    All these pics make me think there should be a thread to compare "backing replacement" ideas. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlDeMoNiClx View Post
    All these pics make me think there should be a thread to compare "backing replacement" ideas. :P
    Yep! We all buy Android because of it's user friendliness and "customability". The outside of the phone should be no exception!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCTundaBow View Post
    Yep! We all buy Android because of it's user friendliness and "customability". The outside of the phone should be no exception!
    Hell yeah. There are topics everywhere where people show off the customized wallpapers and themes they have, there should be a topic about external customizations too.
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    Default Re: So, three months later, I shattered the rear glass. . .

    How bout some sons love on the back
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    Quote Originally Posted by doug9000 View Post
    How bout some sons love on the back
    http://dougieville.us/images/sons.jpg
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