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End result is good, looks terrible if you don't polish it first
June 17, 2018
Product works well, however, I dislike the packaging it comes in very much. It is adhesive back plastic adhered to the front surface of the wall plate. So when you remove it, it is very difficult to remove, and then there is glue residue left over. As others have indicated, I also needed to polish mine to make it look nice. Before polishing it didn't look good enough to use, after polishing the finish is very similar to the Nest. I used silver polish on mine. After installation, expect to need to polish again lightly to remove fingerprints. I'm not sure what metal it is, but I don't think it is stainless steel, it gets dark marks from your fingers similar to tarnish.
Also, the Nest looks best by itself. I had to use a plate because my wall was too damaged to install it without repairing the drywall, as it was this plate barely covered all of the damage on the wall. Whoever installed the last thermostat moved the hole the wires come out of several times, but instead of three separate holes, it was an opening that sloped down like a hill and was from the upper left side of this plate to the bottom right. I almost couldn't install the Nest because it was difficult finding drywall to put the screws into.