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goracer
09-07-2010, 07:45 PM
Will post pic's later (keep forgetting to take pic's)...

Excellent communication from vendor
Summer2010 coupon has been extended (reason for posting without pic's)

It is a real fiber material. Some other company makes a sticker with a printed fiber color.

Mulpitple instructions and a layout diagram of stickers (Steinheil could learn from this). I'd say it took me about 20 min per front top and front bottom peices that overlap. The reason is each peice needs to soak 5 min but these peices require either a heat gun or hair dryer to help make them pliable and fold over the curves. It also requires about 5 min applying pressure without letting go for it to cure in the curved shape and stick. The flat skinny side peices were easy and the large back peices even easier and exact fit. I would have like the front top & bottom to have not been short and more of an exact fit. It would have been even more of a pia but if I had purches the white I don't think I would have been as happy with so much black surround showing. For this reason I knocked it down to a 9.

I actually have "not" to tried the screen protector yet. I will update after I throw away my Steinheil and give it a try. You get two, Steinheil only gives you one.

Look is excellent (in black - can't comment on white)
Feel is excellent (dry, not tacky or sticky like the sticker body kits)
No protection for buttons, but only a snap on hard cover will provide that.
There are "slight" gaps between the side peices and the top fold over ones. I would have preferred a tighter fit for look and feel. If you don't have one of those obsessive problems then it shouldn't bother you. Again, part of the reason I knocked it down to 9.
No problems fitting it docks, car holders, pocket, etc.

psychotic_penguin
09-07-2010, 09:23 PM
Sounds sexy, looking for some pics

smalltowngirl13
09-07-2010, 09:25 PM
Is there a website you can link? Sounds nice - can't wait to see pics either...

goracer
09-07-2010, 09:29 PM
Sorry, will take pics when I get home with my broken BB.
They only have a good pic of the black. The tube video with the dork review of the white one was pulled.
Phantom Skinz Chromatics for Motorola Droid X- Colored Protection Film, Cases, Covers (http://phantomskinz.com/motoroladroidxchromatics.aspx)
(click drop down box for color under product options)

smalltowngirl13
09-07-2010, 09:30 PM
Sorry, will take pics when I get home with my broken BB.
They only have a good pic of the black. The tube video with the dork review of the white one was pulled.
Phantom Skinz Chromatics for Motorola Droid X- Colored Protection Film, Cases, Covers (http://phantomskinz.com/motoroladroidxchromatics.aspx)
(click drop down box for color under product options)

Nooo...not the broken blackberry :)....thanks for the link...

supermario6582
09-07-2010, 09:55 PM
the black carbon one from phantom looks good but not gonna spend that much on it.

didiwags
09-07-2010, 09:56 PM
Skins always seem like to much work haha :)

goracer
09-08-2010, 02:58 PM
The discount (extended to the 9th) is $10. So it's about $20 shipped and Steinheil cost me over $30 and it went in the trash.

Please go through album as I took too many pictures to post. Sorry, BB is only 3megapix. That album also has pic's of Steinheil mixed in. SO the peeling off cover with orange peel is Steinheil.
DroidX pictures by goracer - Photobucket (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v299/goracer/DroidX/)

I installed the screen cover. No bubbles or dust, coverage is wider then Steinheil. It's thin which makes sliding and feel similar to no cover. The bad part is I got a few finger prints (recommend rubber gloves for install) and a few sections I can see the sticker glue when the screen is off (which also made it difficult to put on). So only if you have the compulsive need to make it look perfect disorder then it may bug you. The tinted Steinheil was better here, more crystal clear. Ironically the crystal clear Steinheil replacement was crap.

Almost forgot, there is one corner where speaker and usb hdmi plugs are that is not covered. But keep in mind none of the stick on body kits cover that corner. My best advise is this kit and a separate Steinheil 2 pack screen cover if you don't like the way it looks when the phone is "off".

Phantom screen protector = 7 or 8 (cause you can see glue when turned off ...but crystal clear when on)
Steinheil tinted gloss screen protector = 8 or 9 (width cut too short for me and hard to see in sunlight)
Steinheil crystal clear screen cover = 1 (I must be the exception cause mine looked like a used reject full of scratches, dust and bubbles)

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torrespi
02-23-2011, 05:58 AM
Awesome job installing it goracer ! props !

I sent mine to them and had them install it for free, they also put a mirror on mine that I sent with the Droid X !

I sent it to them with SASE and they sent it back ..... turn around time was 5 days !

Super fast service and installation !