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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:16 AM   #1
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Can baby powder scuff iPhone 5?

I have a case that has a plastic piece on the back that is giving me a rainbow effect. Some users have suggested sprinkling baby powder to eliminate it. Is baby powder hard enough to scuff the iPhone 5's anodisation?
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:19 AM   #2
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Isn't baby powder derived from talc a mineral? I'd not take a chance on using that on my iPhone
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:24 AM   #3
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Can a feather scratch the skin of a buffalo? What do you think?
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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Talc is one of the softest minerals. Can be scratched with a fingernail. I doubt it will scratch anything.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 10:23 AM   #5
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Is the powder actually on a baby when you're rubbing the phone with it?
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 10:30 AM   #6
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Can a feather scratch the skin of a buffalo? What do you think?
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 10:50 AM   #7
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IT'S TIME TO PUT A STOP TO THE SENSELESS SLAUGHTER OF BABIES FOR PRODUCTION OF THEIR POWDER!

How many more babies must suffer just so that we can have their soft, white powder?!

I for one will NEVER use baby powder so long as I live.

SAVE THE BABIES!

(oh, to answer your question with a question -- Is it really worth risking scratching up your phone just to eliminate a "rainbow" effect that 98.6% of all people probably would never notice?)
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:15 AM   #8
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 12:11 PM   #9
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Don't know, but if applied outside will make the phone more slippery. U maybe fixing a little no-problem to a bigger problem.
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Won't someone think of the children?
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 12:18 PM   #11
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I'd be curious to know how baby powder is supposed to fix thin film interference.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 12:41 PM   #12
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iPhone 5: now more delicate than a baby's skin!
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 02:56 PM   #14
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I'd be curious to know how baby powder is supposed to fix thin film interference.
Dunno but the makers of the OtterBox and others have recommended it for years.

It's not talc powder though. You use baby powder that is cornstarch based.

It works great. It only takes a tiny bit for it to work .
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I'd be curious to know how baby powder is supposed to fix thin film interference.
The powder just separates the case from the phone back. As long as they don't touch you won't have the optical interference.

But who wants to look at powder! I'd rather have the interference.
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But who wants to look at powder! I'd rather have the interference.
Me too, seems powder would be far more annoying.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 08:38 PM   #17
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Is baby powder hard enough to scuff the iPhone 5's anodisation?
Granted, it's Wikipedia, but:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohs_sc...neral_hardness
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:22 PM   #18
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Lol, all your responses made my day!

Yes, i read that it fixes rainbow effects on cases as suggested by Otterbox. The difference is that the rainbow effect can be caused by either a plastic that is not completely of the same thickness as in a screen protector or simply moisture trapped between the protector and the phone. I'm looking for a fix for the latter.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:27 PM   #19
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a light dusting of baby powder fixes watermarking and is not visible while in the case...no damage to screen or housing...and by light dusting I mean light not like how you would powder a baby's bottom or flour a counter top while making dough

it works, its fine and its not visible
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