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Are you sick of slick black plastic enclosures that collect fingerprints and smudge marks? Sure, you could go out and buy a case for your mobile, but that just adds more bulk to something you’re ultimately going to stuff into a pocket. This DIY case mod from xda-developers member mhaedo remedies the fingerprint collector issue with a couple of coats of Plasti Dip. Adding only a thin layer of gripy material to the surface of the battery cover eliminates the smudges and enhances the overall look and feel of the device. [via theGadgets]

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  • Pelrun

    Actually, I’m far more tired of the devices that come with a rubberised coating like this already applied… because they *never* last. A few days in a pocket and the coating starts flaking off, leaving black crap everywhere and looking really awful.

  • vulva

    A very good idea, I did not know that there is such a thing. I have often enough been angry at the fingerprints and smudge marks on black plastic enclosures. I will try it and then hope that the gripy material prevents the fingerprints really. It would feel well if it functions.

  • anachrocomputer

    I have an Amstrad hand-held organiser from the late 1980s that has (or rather had) a rubberised coating. Over the years, it has become so sticky that I had to handle it with rubber gloves when I took it to Dorkbot Bristol:

    It’s now stickier than, say, adhesive tape, and the stickiness comes off on your hands when you handle it. Hope the modern coatings last better than this!

  • Achi9000

    Damn, it looks sexy.