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Carbon Fibre Vinyl Capitivate
It seems that the 3M Di-Noc Carbon Fibre look is a popular one, and because of that, this is the third Android device (EVO 4G, Nexus One) in the forums in recent months to have been all wrapped up in the stuff.
Nonetheless, let’s not take anything away from this latest example as it is a job very well done by XDA forum member GarciaM25. It appears that the member installs the material professionally, and has advised that for you to self install, the tools required are a heat gun, an X-Acto knife and plenty of fresh blades.
The buttons on the member’s Samsung Captivate are now hidden under the vinyl , AT&T and Samsung branding also disappears and the device is now a lot easier to grip.
For more pictures and information, take a look at the forum thread.
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