Rash Guard II for the iPhone 5

by Matt on November 16, 2012

iPhone 5 Rash Guard II, Black and Silver

Rash Guard- “A means to prevent a rash.”
In this case, the rash I’m referring to are scratches and scuffing that can occur on the all so delicate aluminum band of the iPhone 5. As you know, the iPhone 5 utilizes an aluminum band rather than stainless steel. This is one of the reasons why the iPhone 5 is so light. Aluminum also allows the band to be anodized in a black finish or silver for the white iPhone. But this comes at a price, as aluminum is a very soft metal, compared to stainless steel. Being specialist in the area of precision machined aluminum and anodizing, our design team realized early on that the iPhone 5 would be very quick to show wear from every day use, even if a protective case is used. Although our cases provide extreme impact protection, we wanted decrease the chances of micro blemishes to the aluminum band caused by fine dirt or grit or UV rays that can fade the black anodizing.

It’s extra protection for your iPhone 5 when using an Element Case or any other case, especially if you take the case off periodically.

Rash Guard II now in Black and Silver-
The first Rash Guard we offered with the Sector 5 FE was clear and fingerprints tended to show through the special material, so we added little tabs to make the application easier. But the thinness of the material made it difficult to remove the tabs without distorting it. Now we’ve changed to a thicker material in black and silver to match your phone. It’s much easier to install. Orders shipping next week will include both black and silver version of the Rash Guard II.

We will offer the new Rash Guard II for sale soon on our website, and additional colors will follow.

Thank you,
Element Case Design Department

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Ralph Francisco November 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm

What about the people who just go the orders this week are you going to send them to us ??
Also any eta on the vapor dock for iPhone 5 ?!

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ecadmin November 19, 2012 at 12:27 am

If you contact Customer Support they can arrange getting them to you….

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Achilles November 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm

When you say “orders shipping next week,” do you mean orders of the iPhone5 case shipping next week (mine ships on the 26th) will include this rash guard or???

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ecadmin November 19, 2012 at 12:28 am

If it’s not included, just let us know at Customer Support. They’ll figure something out for you…

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Sheldon Smith November 16, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Great idea! Thank you for offering these.

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Derek Blackman November 17, 2012 at 7:14 am

It just keeps getting better!!! I love the innovation your company offers!!

Derek

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RC November 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Will you be sending these out to customers whose cases shipped today? I just got an email saying that my case shipped.

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ecadmin November 19, 2012 at 12:31 am

Please contact Customer Support. Thanks!

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Dave Taylor November 18, 2012 at 4:01 am

is there a difference compared to sticker boy? Is there’s not able to do the same thing, or maybe it’s thinner or something? Their cutouts seem to be a bit more exact and they have alot more to choose from, but I want to make sure I get the best protection:

http://www.stickerboy.net/collections/iphone-5-side-wrap-skins

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ecadmin November 19, 2012 at 12:33 am

Sorry, Dave, but we haven’t tested the Sticker Boy wraps. This rev 2 is better than the last!

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Achilles November 19, 2012 at 7:35 am

Thanks. I’ll check when I get mine and I’ll contact CS if it’s not included.

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Steve D'Onofrip November 20, 2012 at 9:10 am

Any idea of the time frame on the completion of the invite list… Registered for presales months and months ago? Can you at least confirm via email that I’m on the list ?

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ecadmin November 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

We announced back on Nov 12 that the pre-order list was closed and that we were sending out the final invitations. Unfortunately, it looks like you unsubscribed from our email system back on 6/21 and we were not able to email you an invitation. Ordering is open now with no pre-order needed.

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Andy November 20, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Thx guys, 4 day only to ship to Germany! Thats great. I like the SECTOR 5.

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Quincy Dog November 28, 2012 at 6:51 am

Lucky you. Today is day 8 for me and I live in the US. Per the tracking info, it will arrive on Friday, a whopping 10 days to go coast to coast. Go figure.

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Steve November 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Nov 29th when mine ships out! Oh I cant wait that long anymore

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Charles November 21, 2012 at 2:06 am

Hi. Received my first edition case this week. I now understand the difference in the look and feel of a superbly crafted case. My question concerns the rash guard. If you reasonably take care of your phone I don’t see a need for it. I notice you have small protective strips attached to the inside of the case. Isn’t this adequate protection to keep the case from scratching the phone once installed properly? And if you are careful and gentle while installing the case there should be no scratching either. I can see where if you are rough while initially installing the case you could scratch it without the rash guard installed. As far as added protection from the elements I believe that if you do not abuse your phone by not exposing it to dirt, sand, etc. you should not have a problem by not using the guards. I like the side beauty of the phone itself. Also, will any leather back plates be offered soon. The suede is nice but grey, black or white leather would be awesome.

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ecadmin November 28, 2012 at 11:50 am

We’re striving to provide the very best in complete protection, so we included the Rash Guard.

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Atlas November 21, 2012 at 6:53 am

cool but is the black rash guard the exact same color as the side of the black iphone

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David McDonald November 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Are you planning to make a case for the iPhone 5 similar to the ION 4 Carbon Fiber case for the iPhone 4? I really like the styling of the ION 4.

Thanks,
David

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ecadmin November 29, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Yes, there composite cases planned for the iPhone 5.

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Zack November 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

When will the recalled back plating that was suppose to come with the first edition case be released?

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ecadmin November 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm

It’s still in development right now and we don’t have an ETA. Sorry….

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Ryan November 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm

What about the ppl who ordered the first editions? My rash guards got trashed when I tried to install them. Can I get a set of the new black rash guards?

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ecadmin November 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Please contact Customer Support about issues that you’ve had with the Rash Guards.

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raoul November 24, 2012 at 5:25 am

Hi ecadmin,

My case ships at 26 november , how much days for shipping to the Netherlands??
Or is it more like weeks?
Thank you!

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ecadmin November 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm

FedEx International Priority shipping takes only 1-3 business days.

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Lauren November 25, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Your customer service is amazing! You all respond to almost every post. I’m glad I supported your company with my order.
We need more Made in America products! Can’t wait to get my hands on my Sector 5 FE Graphite Grey!

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Lauren November 25, 2012 at 9:59 pm

ecadmin,
Is the Graphite Gray FE the same color as the Gun Metal SE?

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ecadmin November 29, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Yes, the only differences are that the FE has a special logo engraved on the inside and the corner links are black. The SE has clear corner links.

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Richard Mino November 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm

When will you have sector 5 with color selection besides the 3 offers.

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ecadmin November 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Sorry, hard to tell at this point. We’re working to offer more options, stay tuned!

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Dwight November 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

So us Sector FE buyers have to buy the right Rash Guards that we can put on our phones because the ones sent with our cases stretched out the guards as we removed the tabs and do not fit right or protect and in some spots it looks bad.

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ecadmin November 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Please contact Customer Support about the problems you had with the Rash Guard installation.

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Mike November 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I see that there’s a new backplate available for the black ops sector five. Will you be offering that specific backplate for sale separately? I really don’t like the soft gray backplate included in the current s5, I was really set on the carbon fiber backplate which has yet to been replaced in your lineup.

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ecadmin November 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Yes, all of the components included with the Sector 5 Black Ops will be available separately very soon.

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Chris wise November 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm

I ordered two of the sector 5 cases. Can you send me two sets of these new rash guards? I was not hthrilled about the clear ones that came with my cases

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ecadmin November 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Get in touch with Customer Support to get set up with the new Rash Guards.

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Brian November 28, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I got my case yesterday. It is incredible. You guys do some great work. I had a question about the case. It almost doesn’t fit the phone in the case. You have to really pull the zipper to get it to go around the corners without scratching it. Anyone else having this problem?

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ecadmin November 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Tell Customer Support about this issues you’re having with the zipper case. They can help… :)

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Bob Mills November 29, 2012 at 6:48 am

I’m with Charles, I just received my new Silver iPhone 5 Element Case and when I finally get my new white iPhone 5 in a couple weeks I will try using it without the Rash Guard II. If I see a rash developing then I will install the guards, but seeing that well machined side of the iPhone through the case is to appealing.

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steve November 29, 2012 at 6:59 am

Hi,
When are you going to do something for the white iphone 5 phone? Thanks.
Steve

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ecadmin November 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Heh… you won’t believe this one. Stay tuned!

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Steve Vo November 29, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I hate teasers! :)

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A.J. Laban November 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Hi Team,

With the Black OPS now out for the I-Phone 5 I was wondering if you are going to make available the holster and or the gun grip back plate for individual purchase. I would love them for my sector 5 case.
Thanks

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ecadmin December 1, 2012 at 12:22 am

Yes, the accessories that are packaged with the Sector 5 Black Ops will be available separately very soon.

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Francisco Quiles December 1, 2012 at 9:31 am

Hi. Is the Iphone 5 black ops exactly the same size as the other Sector 5 case colors? I wonder if the neoprene case that comes with the Sector 5 would work with the black ops well. Also, does the black bolts have the same type 3 treatment as the rest of the case?

Thanks

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ecadmin December 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Yes, all of the Sector 5 cases are the same size. The black bolts are colored with a different process and are not anodized.

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Clive December 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Can we anticipate the dock to be ready before Xmas?
Also does the free shipping include overseas shipping for orders over $199?

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ecadmin December 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I haven’t heard any development news for the lightning adapter for the dock lately. I don’t think that a pre-Christmas delivery is going to happen. Orders over $199 get free US ground shipping and half off FedEx International Priority.

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Clive December 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Thank you. I will wait to order the dock together. Seeing that you guys have been picking up on new designs I might find a model that I like better to suit my white IPhone till the dock is ready. Cheers

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Thomas Brisse December 3, 2012 at 11:38 am

Dear Sir,
When will the iPhone rash guards be available on your website ?

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ecadmin December 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Sorry, no exact ETA at this time. It should happen before Christmas, though.

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Vander December 4, 2012 at 6:18 am

Comprei certa vez uma Element Case Vapor Pro, e para minha infelicidade o sinal de meu celular ficou péssimo, confesso que sempre que recebo e-mail de vocês surpeendo-me com a beleza e o disign de suas capas, mas fico sempre com receio de adquirir mais uma pois de nada adianta o celular ficar bonito sendo que o sinal fica fraco, tentei até fazer dois furinhos com uma furadeira em cima das antenas de meu Iphone 4, mas de nada adiantou.

Um abraço

Vander Luz
Rua Beco Souza Costa 636, casa 29
Bairro Alto Petropolis
Porto Alegre /RS
Cep 91.450-140

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ecadmin December 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

Olhei para o seu e-mail, mas eu não vi uma ordem no sistema a partir de você. Onde você comprou seu caso Vapor Pro? Será que você comprar de um revendedor autorizado?

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gus hani December 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

let me know when the VAPOR PRO is available for iPhone 5 and ill buy at least 5 for christmas presents… nickel/cream looks sick..

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ecadmin December 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Sorry, but Vapor Pro will not be available for iPhone 5.

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Morgan December 6, 2012 at 6:06 am

I have 3 questions:

1) Will the Rash Guard II be included in the Ronin First Edition iPhone 5 Case package?

2) Why do I only see Rash guard II protection for 3 sides and not all 4 sides of the iPhone 5?

3) Do you have plans to make a (wooden?) active dashboard car dock to hold the Ronin protected iPhone?

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ecadmin December 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm

1. Yes
2. The Rash Guards only cover the top and sides. The bottom has the headphone jack, speaker ports and charging cable hole that prevents a Rash Guard strip from really sticking to anything.
3. Not at the moment, but it’s an interesting idea. I’ll pass it on!

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Carl Golston December 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Can you please send me the black rash guards to go with my sector I purchased and received about a month ago.

Thanks, Carl

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ecadmin December 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Please contact Customer Support to let them know you’re having a problem. The don’t read the blog….

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Franchize December 7, 2012 at 1:24 pm

These rash guards are really hard to put on, they don’t stick enough. I ended up removing them and that just messed them up. I would suggest a better adhesive and the rash guards should be a whole piece that will go around the phone.

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Kaster choi December 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Can the rash guards be installed wet? Or it must be a applied dry?

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ecadmin December 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Haven’t tried them wet. I would go for dry.

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Tom Dri March 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm

HI…i am about to order the custom Sector 5 but am curious about three items…For the difference in the price I almost get a carbon fiber back for $15 if I order the Sector 5 CF and my custom order comes out to $145. However I am curious about the side grip that comes in black and clear on the regular Sector 5.
1. Will that keep out a lot of dirt and sand out of case?
2. Does it help with the grip so phone doesn’t slip?
3. Do both phones come with the Rash Guard or Rash Guard 2.
4. How much longer does it take to get the Sector 5 custom phone vs the Sector 5 CF?
5. Are both phones put together with just one screw or is it multiple screws on the custom Sector 5?
6. Can those Ultrasuede back plates be cleaned …so they stain?

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ecadmin April 26, 2013 at 11:12 am

1. Yes
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. Should be right about the same – 2 days of order processing then whatever shipping you choose.
5. There are 8 screws total, but you only have to remove one to unhinge and take the case off of your phone.
6. Yes, they can be cleaned.

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Tom Dri April 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Thank you

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