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  1. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Hello folks,

    I had an Ebony wood back, 32gig white front pure edition. However the lower right and side was peeling up some. Moto has given me a code to reorder my device. (2 months later!) So the question is would you think it would be better to go with the plastics back instead for the longer term? Has anyone reordered the wood back and had no peel now? I was wondering what others have done with their replacements if you even bothered!

    Thanks!
    Maranzato likes this.
    11-05-2014 02:22 PM
  2. cs806j's Avatar
    I went walnut to bamboo. I should be getting the replacement soon.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    cgardnervt likes this.
    11-05-2014 02:54 PM
  3. Robisan's Avatar
    Try leather? Seem to be very few complaints about the leather and plenty of love for it. Don't recall anyone saying they regret getting the leather. Only downside I can see is affect on resale value if it's been "seasoned." Wood never appealed to me, but preference aside, based on many complaints already, I'd be concerned about wood making it 2+ years without peeling. Good luck whatever you do.
    cgardnervt likes this.
    11-05-2014 03:35 PM
  4. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Try leather? Seem to be very few complaints about the leather and plenty of love for it. Don't recall anyone saying they regret getting the leather. Only downside I can see is affect on resale value if it's been "seasoned." Wood never appealed to me, but preference aside, based on many complaints already, I'd be concerned about wood making it 2+ years without peeling. Good luck whatever you do.
    Thanks for the great reply! However Leather just doesn't do it for me. If anything I'm leaning toward th plastic type of backing over the wood. Only because i can't tell if Moto has made any changes with the construction of the wood backs. Otherwise I love my Moto X! Just not sure what route to take. I guess I will wait to see what others did then go with my gut feeling! Wood looked pretty awesome though.
    11-05-2014 04:03 PM
  5. TaiwanTeddy's Avatar
    My first Moto X was just like yours, white front, dark gray trim and ebony back. Loved it, till it started peeling on the upper right corner. Switched it out for a cognac leather back, all is good now, and it actually looks and feels better than the wood. But if you want to stick with wood, try bamboo. It's grass but it has been holding up well for my fiancee.
    Robisan, cgardnervt and dmark44 like this.
    11-05-2014 05:57 PM
  6. Robisan's Avatar
    +1 on the cognac leather. Beautiful look and feel. I miss mine already.
    11-05-2014 06:53 PM
  7. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Thanks guys! I ended up going with a 32 gig Pure Edition of course with the following setup...

    Front: Black (Had white and loved it! but black looks better in this setup)
    Back: Slate (Over the Ebony wood backing)
    Trim: Yellow (Over the gray this time)

    I sorta when with a Boston Bruins look! Gray was in the middle of the black and white...Could not decide! Anyways I hope it turns out to be a nice look setup in person! I liked it online.

    Thanks!
    dmark44 likes this.
    11-06-2014 06:51 AM
  8. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    Thanks guys! I ended up going with a 32 gig Pure Edition of course with the following setup...

    Front: Black (Had white and loved it! but black looks better in this setup)
    Back: Slate (Over the Ebony wood backing)
    Trim: Yellow (Over the gray this time)

    I sorta when with a Boston Bruins look! Gray was in the middle of the black and white...Could not decide! Anyways I hope it turns out to be a nice look setup in person! I liked it online.

    Thanks!
    Pics of the back, please!
    cgardnervt likes this.
    11-07-2014 08:18 PM
  9. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Pics of the back, please!
    When it gets here you got it! Or you want pics of the peeling?
    onthecouchagain likes this.
    11-07-2014 08:20 PM
  10. atakin77's Avatar
    I'd be curious to see the peeling back. Mine is starting to do that and I might Motorola about it. Mine is maybe lifted about half a millimeter in one corner. The whole corner isn't loose so you can't see under the back but it's enough that it is noticeable and you push it down and see it slowly release.
    cgardnervt likes this.
    11-08-2014 05:08 AM
  11. cgardnervt's Avatar
    I'd be curious to see the peeling back. Mine is starting to do that and I might Motorola about it. Mine is maybe lifted about half a millimeter in one corner. The whole corner isn't loose so you can't see under the back but it's enough that it is noticeable and you push it down and see it slowly release.
    That is the same issue I had! I'd return it. When I get home I can post some photos.
    11-08-2014 07:10 AM
  12. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    I'd be curious to see the peeling back. Mine is starting to do that and I might Motorola about it. Mine is maybe lifted about half a millimeter in one corner. The whole corner isn't loose so you can't see under the back but it's enough that it is noticeable and you push it down and see it slowly release.
    Sadly I noticed my bamboo back doing this very thing in the lower right corner, not more than half a mm. It's not noticeable unless I pass my finger over it and am thinking about it, but if I push down on the corner it's obvious it's lifting up. So far I've ignored it, but looking just now I noticed the lower left corner is also just starting to pop up. Sigh. At this point it's a warranty issue so I could wait a bit, but on the other hand maybe I should do it now before any holiday sales rush causes delays (and the problem gets worse).
    11-08-2014 07:49 AM
  13. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Sadly I noticed my bamboo back doing this very thing in the lower right corner, not more than half a mm. It's not noticeable unless I pass my finger over it and am thinking about it, but if I push down on the corner it's obvious it's lifting up. So far I've ignored it, but looking just now I noticed the lower left corner is also just starting to pop up. Sigh. At this point it's a warranty issue so I could wait a bit, but on the other hand maybe I should do it now before any holiday sales rush causes delays (and the problem gets worse).
    Mine was warranty too. They just gave me a code to order a new phone with. They held $110.39 on a CC and thats it. So its just like ordering a new one. I changed the config to a plastic backing during this time. Took them forever to get me the code though. I say its worth it! Its sad because I love the wood look. I guess Moto just is not ready for wood phones.
    11-08-2014 08:07 AM
  14. atakin77's Avatar
    If I do the warranty route I might try leather. I really liked the wood back and am disappointed it doesn't appear to be working out.
    cgardnervt likes this.
    11-08-2014 08:44 AM
  15. cgardnervt's Avatar
    If I do the warranty route I might try leather. I really liked the wood back and am disappointed it doesn't appear to be working out.
    Agreed 100%! I love my Ebony wood but its just not working out like I would have hoped. In any case I will enjoy the plastic for now. I hear it feels good still in the hand! Excited for the new device again. Christmas 2.0!
    11-08-2014 11:04 AM
  16. sharkita's Avatar
    I'm curious though why Moto is having this issue, since this is the second generation with wood backs. You'd have thought they would have worked the kinks out with the 2013 Moto X. It's a shame since those wood backs are really gorgeous.
    11-08-2014 11:21 AM
  17. cgardnervt's Avatar
    The slate backing has zero lift thus far. Build quality is still great and its a soft touch backing. For me that means less slippery! I will miss the wood backing. Otherwise the phone seems the same. Software and all so far are good.

    I post photos in the design your own thread but I will repost a few here in case you wanna see it.

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    11-12-2014 06:37 AM
  18. Inders99's Avatar
    The slate backing has zero lift thus far. Build quality is still great and its a soft touch backing. For me that means less slippery! I will miss the wood backing. Otherwise the phone seems the same. Software and all so far are good.

    I post photos in the design your own thread but I will repost a few here in case you wanna see it.

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    Just curious why you didn't go leather? Nice phone BTW.
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    11-12-2014 03:49 PM
  19. SchillerM's Avatar
    Sounds like going through Moto is preferred over Verizon? Or does it depend on where I got the phone?
    My bamboo back has had a small lift since day 1. I wanted to do a custom order but business site for VZW had black or white/bamboo, no custom option. Hoping I can go that route now.
    For those with the regular or leather backs, is the phone as slippery as with the wood back? Mine slides right out of my pocket when in my car (bucket style seats). Wondering if the leather adds some tack to help it stay put?

    Thanks all
    Matt
    11-15-2014 02:41 PM
  20. osubeavs728's Avatar
    I bought the white bamboo from verizon and loved it. Then i noticed it was starting to peel on the lower left corner and side. I looked at some of the demos that had wood backs in the stores and the peeling was pretty significant on those ones, so i wanted to avoid another wood back. So i took it back to verizon and showed them, the guy told me there was nothing wrong with the phone and charged me a $35 restocking fee. I was pretty pissed off but paid it anyway and got the football leather instead.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-15-2014 09:20 PM
  21. Loc Huynh's Avatar
    my wood back is also peeling very slightly bottom left corner (left side when looking at the back of the phone)
    I have bamboo back with black front. I am probably going to switch it out for a regular plastic back...I want this phone to last a while I'm hoping my next phone will be one of the crazy google modular phones.
    11-16-2014 12:32 AM
  22. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Leather just isn't me. I also wanted a phone with good resell value. Aka plastic ages better with wear and tear. However my phones never get dinged IP or scratched. Just my way I thinking. Plus I picked up a case for it. :-)

    Sent From My Nexus 7
    11-16-2014 09:35 PM
  23. ChillyMutt's Avatar
    Peeling?
    Wood doesn't peel. What are the wood finishes made out of?
    11-17-2014 07:30 AM
  24. Citizen Coyote's Avatar
    Peeling?
    Wood doesn't peel. What are the wood finishes made out of?
    It's not really peeling, that's just what people are calling it. It's actually the wood back lifting up slightly from the internal attachment point(s). "Detaching" is a more accurate term. They're actual wood and not a veneer (although only the bamboo is the same wood as the name, the others are stains), so peeling is a misnomer.
    ChillyMutt likes this.
    11-17-2014 09:16 AM
  25. dkny2kx's Avatar
    nobody mentioned here about the different points of thickness of the wood backs. on my bamboo there are edges where its slightly depressed in terms of where the metal edges are and some points where its "flush" with the metal edge. are people calling peeling the areas where the wood is raised higher than the metal edge or corners. i have that in one area but it is not actually peeling. its just raised. you cant get a finger nail under it.
    ChillyMutt likes this.
    11-17-2014 10:08 AM
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