Bouncy Sugru Bumper for IPhone 4 and IPhone 4S + NEW VIDEO





Introduction: Bouncy Sugru Bumper for IPhone 4 and IPhone 4S + NEW VIDEO

About: The team behind Sugru, the mouldable glue that makes fixing and making easy and fun. Do-ers of the world it's time to get excited.

After having sugru bumpers on my iPhone for a year I learned just how protective they are...
so I made this video to show you just how much I trust them !!!

This is the original video which shows how to make sugru bumpers and how to remove them.

Step 1: Get Ready

To get started, make sure your hands and your phone are clean

If you don't have any sugru, you can buy it from

Step 2: Open Sugru

A Smart Hack (5g) sachet of sugru is plenty for this hack - once you open the sachet you have about 30 minutes to work with sugru before it starts to cure so take your time - work the material in your hands for a few seconds, this makes it work better

Step 3: 4 Corners = 4 Pieces of Sugru

Tear the sugru into 4 even pieces, one for each corner of your phone.
Press a piece of sugru onto each corner (be careful not to cover the buttons, speakers or camera lens) - then fold the sugru over onto the glass on the front and back of the phone.

Step 4: Get the Shape Right for You

Once the sugru is in place, get the shape right - gently touch the sugru repeatedly to tweak the shape, don't panic, you have plenty of time.

Step 5: Leave Sugru Cure

Once you are happy with you hack, leave it somewhere to cure overnight - sugru cures to a lovely silicone rubber

Step 6: OK - But Does Sugru Come Off?

Yes, sugru is removable - carefully tear the sugru from your phone

Step 7: Wipe It Clean

There will be some residue left behind, to clean this off, simply scrape it with the back of your finger nail then wipe it clean with a cloth.

Step 8: Good to Know:

sugru bonds well to the metal on the frame of the iPhone 4 but does not bond to the glass (there is some funny coating there)
sugru does bond to previous iPhone screens!



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    Can I do this in Galaxy S3?

    I'm thinking about getting some Sugru for my motorola flip phone...btw, can I get Sugru in the USA?

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    hi, yes, you can buy sugru directly from us at, we ship from Michigan so it should get to you in about 2-3 days :)

    After you remove it, can you put it back on the iPhone and use them again? Also, will these work on an iPod touch?


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    Hi David, once you remove the bumpers, you will not be able to put them back on :( they do work a treat on an iPod touch :)

    Thanks! I really think sugru is interesting and I can't wait to try some of it out on the instructable I am currently working on. I'll shoot you a message so you can check it out.


    i am thinking of bumpers on mine, yes.

    Interesting that in 85 comments no one has mentioned there's a Instructable to make your own sugru - on the cheap.

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    I don't agree with you any more...

    I was excited to read all this and on top of it you left me the pleasure of typing in all those letters to search for it myself... I thought I would help out the next drifter.


    If you made an X connecting them you can make a removable thing and have even more protection

    i like it but can you drop it from about 4 feet

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    Can you put the bumpers back on after you take it off?

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    hi Chowmix12,

    once you remove the bumpers you can't put them back on.

    You can easily create a new set from fresh sugru, or, if you remove the original bumpers carefully, you can use much less sugru to mount them back onto your phone.

    I hope this helps.

    I'm from mexico... i have not idea of where i can buy it ...
    could be better if you say how to make it

    I personally prefer using 4 mini tennis balls. You simply cut a slit in each and slide the mini-tennis balls onto each corner of the iPhone... or any similar phone.