Can baby powder scuff iPhone 5?

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    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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    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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    Can a feather scratch the skin of a buffalo? What do you think?
     
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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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    Is the powder actually on a baby when you're rubbing the phone with it?
     
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    lol response of the day
     
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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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    Comment of the day.
     
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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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    I'd be curious to know how baby powder is supposed to fix thin film interference.
     
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    iPhone 5: now more delicate than a baby's skin! :p
     
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    How about desitin?
     
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    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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    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. :confused:
     
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    Me too, seems powder would be far more annoying.
     
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    Lol, all your responses made my day! :D

    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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    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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