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Theraker007
Nov 5, 2010, 06:16 PM
Whats the best way to clean this thing.. I already regret paying the $40 for it, i shoulda bought third party but I wanted it protected right away.

Anyway, the thing is getting dusty and dirty as hell and I almost wanna run it under the sink and air dry it but that doesnt seem like a great idea. Any suggestions?



MacDawg
Nov 5, 2010, 06:21 PM
I love mine :)

I just wipe it with a damp cloth

joec1101
Nov 5, 2010, 06:50 PM
use a damp clean micro fiber cloth and just wipe it. then use another dry clean micro fiber cloth to wipe it dry. works like a charm.:)

wimryan
Nov 10, 2010, 07:49 AM
Hey all;
Not sure why this is such a big deal, I subscribe to the Keep It Simple Stupid method. I take a plain scotchbrite sponge (green and abrasive on one side, yellow and spongy on the other side), put about 3 drops of liquid dish soap and run the sponge under warm water. Scrub the case inside and out with the yellow side of the sponge, pass a clean cloth over the entire surface, and let it air dry.
Good as new! No need to get complicated...
Hope this helps

Seamaster
Nov 10, 2010, 08:39 AM
Bin it and buy a Yoobao or Portenzo. Life's too short.

zhenya
Nov 10, 2010, 03:55 PM
Yup, just a damp lint-free cloth will make it look new again. Honestly, I bought the Apple case as a stop-gap when I first picked up the iPad, but honestly, it's a lot better than 99% of the 3rd party cases I've seen. It's super slim, even with the cover folded back, yet still allows you to stand the iPad in a couple of orientations. It's not perfect, but it's pretty darn good.

mgipe
Nov 21, 2010, 08:23 PM
I refuse to clean my Apple iPad case. It's dirty and scratched like a well-worn leather motorcycle jacket. It looks like the road warrior that it is.

Muscleflex
Dec 2, 2010, 03:35 PM
Does the case scratch easy? I had a look at it at the apple store and it looks like it's made from some material that shows scratches easily. I do like how thin it is tho and I'm looking for a case for mine.

rdowns
Dec 2, 2010, 03:46 PM
Dish soap and water every two weeks or so.

ngenerator
Dec 2, 2010, 05:24 PM
Lick it clean every fortnight

Amazing Iceman
Dec 3, 2010, 08:32 AM
Yup, just a damp lint-free cloth will make it look new again. Honestly, I bought the Apple case as a stop-gap when I first picked up the iPad, but honestly, it's a lot better than 99% of the 3rd party cases I've seen. It's super slim, even with the cover folded back, yet still allows you to stand the iPad in a couple of orientations. It's not perfect, but it's pretty darn good.

Same here. I have yet to find a case better than the Apple iPad case. Most 3rd party cases look very nice, but are bulky and have an odd way to hold the iPad with elastics that makes it look cheap.
And the skins don't protect the display, which is what I care most. I don't use a screen protector, so the Apple case protects it all the time.

batman75
Dec 3, 2010, 09:13 AM
I have found windex works very well.

oli356
Dec 3, 2010, 09:14 AM
Same here. I have yet to find a case better than the Apple iPad case. Most 3rd party cases look very nice, but are bulky and have an odd way to hold the iPad with elastics that makes it look cheap.
And the skins don't protect the display, which is what I care most. I don't use a screen protector, so the Apple case protects it all the time.
Depending what you want protection from the apple case would be the worst imo.

If I drop mine in my Snugg case it has a chance of being fine as of the 'leather', in the apple case... well.. not a chance

miniConvert
Dec 3, 2010, 09:15 AM
I refuse to clean my Apple iPad case. It's dirty and scratched like a well-worn leather motorcycle jacket. It looks like the road warrior that it is.
Hear hear I say! Providing mine doesn't get anything gross attached to it I'm more than happy for it to look 'well used'. :)

richpjr
Dec 3, 2010, 10:59 AM
Does the case scratch easy? I had a look at it at the apple store and it looks like it's made from some material that shows scratches easily. I do like how thin it is tho and I'm looking for a case for mine.

I bought mine the day the 3G models were released and have had it on since then. It isn't scratched at all and I have cleaned it 3 or 4 times with a damp cloth as others pointed out. Still looks good.

nospeed411
Dec 12, 2010, 06:39 AM
I have seen a few people mention Armor All...thy say it cleans it and prevents new stuff from sticking to it.

Seamaster
Dec 12, 2010, 11:11 AM
I have seen a few people mention Armor All...thy say it cleans it and prevents new stuff from sticking to it.

It absolutely does. It's a great tip, and one which has totally transformed the Apple case for me.

Piggie
Dec 12, 2010, 02:31 PM
Just had a look, Armor All make a range of different products.

Which one are they using?

Seamaster
Dec 12, 2010, 03:01 PM
The original Armorall Protectant is what I used. Works great.

Apply liberally with a lint-free cloth, allow to penetrate for a while, buff off excess and allow to dry.

It's amazing the difference this makes.

ExnomenDei
Dec 12, 2010, 06:30 PM
1: Remove your iPad
2: Get a lighter
3: Liberally apply fire to the Apple Case
4: ???
5: Buy a new, better case.
6: Profit!

Seriously. It's 40 dollars to burn something you hate. Do it!

Seamaster
Dec 13, 2010, 03:11 AM
I felt exactly the same way (see above) until I discovered the Armorall trick.

The fact is that functional design of the Apple case is still the best, and I've tried a few. The only thing about it that píssed me off was the thing looking scruffy permanently. While the application of Armorall doesn't eliminate this completely, it does makes it tolerable.

JNGold
Dec 13, 2010, 02:29 PM
I felt exactly the same way (see above) until I discovered the Armorall trick.

The fact is that functional design of the Apple case is still the best, and I've tried a few. The only thing about it that píssed me off was the thing looking scruffy permanently. While the application of Armorall doesn't eliminate this completely, it does makes it tolerable.

My Apple case is looking very ratty even after various cleaning methods (Baby wipes, Warm water, etc).

I just put in an order for an Incase Magazine case which looks to be just as functional and pretty much as thin as the Apple case.