Thanks for the feedback. I'm sorry to hear the adapter didn't work out well for your case. In case you are interested in keeping your adapter in tact, I do have another version with 3mm removed from the bottom of the platform (it will expose 3mm of the lightning connector). https://www.shapeways.com/product/NJ5HASMHT/iphone-5-5s-6-lightning-adapter-1-5mm-and-3-0mm?li=user-profile&optionId=42263693
As for the finishes, I'm sure other purchasers will find your feedback useful (maybe even Shapeways!).