07-05-2019 05:13 PM
Well, my cases arrived today and I modified them like you did yours. Remember that I purchased the one that had the clear front screen, but I ended up removing it because it was flimsy. It was a job in itself to get that off. I was also very skeptical removing the clear back from the rubber, but I did both of them sucessfully. I cut down the side, then peeled the rest off. I am so glad that you mentioned it would peel away from the plastic. It was still a tough job, but I'm so happy to finally have a bumper made for the Z4. My wife and I like it so well that we may not even change if Verizon does make one for this phone. You made a great choice in bumpers and my wife and I are so happy we copied you. LOL See pics of it from the start to the end result. I did cut the rubber at the bottom so that the battery mod would fit correctly. I also glued the 2 pieces together, like you did, but I used clear silicone, and it worked great!
07-06-2019 04:25 AM
Hey that's awesome! You did a great job! Looks very good! I'm glad you and your wife like this bumper modified so well!
I too don't even think I'll be purchasing a Verizon bumper should they come out with one. I really am happy with how grippy this one is!
My husband got his I'm the mail too and his was a little harder to peel off because we didn't make as large of a cut as I did to mine, but his turned out great too! I do recommend this one for sure.
07-11-2019 05:56 AM - edited 07-11-2019 05:56 AM
Thank you so much for the great bumper idea. I tried a flimsy tpu one, and it didn't work for me at all (it was just too loose). I have ordered the case that james2517 included in the link and I'll be making mine next week. You guys are amazing!!
07-11-2019 06:05 AM
Hey great! I’m really happy with it too! So is my husband! It’s very rubber grippy on all sides! Easy to remove the mods quickly and without any hassle!
And I haven’t dropped it yet! *knock on wood* and I’m prone to dropping my phones (unfortunately). Oops.
But I really am glad I found this bumper/case and modified it! It really is better IMO than the Verizon brand even (which was not as grippy as this one is). Like I said I won’t even be purchasing a Verizon one should they *ever* come out with one. I have stopped checking for one on Verizon’s website even. And I was checking daily before!
Enjoy your bumper once you get it all spiffied up!
07-14-2019 08:13 AM
Holy crap! They finally came out with an official z4 bumper! Ha! Wow!
I question 3 things about this one. I saw it for the z3 when I was searching before.
#1 Would the aluminum be grippy enough or would it slide out of your hands?
#2 Would the aluminum provide enough drop protection?
#3 Since it is not one solid piece and locks together at one point, would it stay connected/locked together well enough? Especially if dropped? Or would it become disconnected?
07-14-2019 08:16 AM
And I also wonder about the aluminum interfering with any cell, wifi, or Bluetooth performance. Hmmmm.
I’m happy with my grippy modded one currently. But I am tempted. Lol But I see possible issues with this aluminum one. What the heck is a girl supposed to do? Oh my goodness!