1. HTCTundaBow's Avatar


    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
    02-04-2013 07:46 PM
  2. minnemike's Avatar
    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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    02-04-2013 07:58 PM
  3. HTCTundaBow's Avatar
    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.

    02-04-2013 08:02 PM
  4. HTCTundaBow's Avatar
    here's a little paint render.

    02-04-2013 09:59 PM
  5. Fairclough's Avatar
    Carve your name into the back.
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    02-05-2013 01:51 AM
  6. Go Ogle's Avatar
    With a laser

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    02-05-2013 02:34 AM
  7. Lanhoj's Avatar
    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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    02-05-2013 03:08 AM
  8. AbuYazeedUK's Avatar
    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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    02-05-2013 07:22 AM
  9. greydarrah's Avatar
    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.
    02-05-2013 10:25 AM
  10. sting7k's Avatar
    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.
    02-05-2013 10:29 AM
  11. rhea's Avatar
    Just put a sticker on it lol

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    This, then

    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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    02-05-2013 10:37 AM
  12. AbuYazeedUK's Avatar
    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
    now they have a Nexus cut out as well as a round camera cut out. thanks for the link.
    02-05-2013 11:04 AM
  13. Dunc's Avatar
    Will it still charge (wirelessly) with the sticker in place?

    Dunc
    02-05-2013 11:32 AM
  14. AbuYazeedUK's Avatar
    Will it still charge (wirelessly) with the sticker in place?

    Dunc
    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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    02-05-2013 01:44 PM
  15. sting7k's Avatar
    Awesome man, ordering one now.

    Hmm...leather or carbon fiber?
    02-05-2013 02:14 PM
  16. HTCTundaBow's Avatar
    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.
    02-05-2013 06:04 PM
  17. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    All these pics make me think there should be a thread to compare "backing replacement" ideas. :P
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    02-05-2013 06:17 PM
  18. HTCTundaBow's Avatar
    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!
    02-05-2013 07:36 PM
  19. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    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.
    02-05-2013 08:50 PM
  20. doug9000's Avatar
    How bout some sons love on the back
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    02-06-2013 01:14 PM
  21. sting7k's Avatar
    How bout some sons love on the back
    http://dougieville.us/images/sons.jpg
    If you carve it for me I'll take it.
    02-06-2013 01:40 PM

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