Apple Leather Cases Scratch Easily, How to Protect?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Starfyre, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    I noticed my Apple Leather case is getting scratched on the outside very easily from even being put into jeans pocket. Is there a way to protect the Leather from getting scratched?
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
  3. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    I prefer to not get a new case. Is there some treatment you can do to prevent or fix scratches?
  4. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    I’ve use the tan leather case for over a year, it will scratch easily, but then the scratches go away just as easily. I know everyone has their own likes and dislikes, but I like how the case looks overtime. An actual scratch doesn’t look good, but they do go away very easily, at least light scratches
  5. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
    Yeah but anything more than light scratches will not go away. It’s leather. That’s why I don’t use the leather cases anymore because when leather gets scratched it looks like crap.
  6. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    I'm not too worried about a patina. Would be nice if there was something similar to how liquid screen protectors work that you can use on glass to protect the screen from scratches... instead you apply it to leather and it protects it from scratches or gives it self healing properties.
  7. Xarthan macrumors regular


    Jul 11, 2008
    You should be able to rub the scratch out with your finger and skin oil
  8. Absrnd macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    I think you misunderstand what cases are for,
    they protect your iPhone, so the case gets scratched instead of your phone, if your case gets damaged or looks terrible after a while, you buy a new one, simple :)

    BTW, the best iPhone case you can use, is the original box it came in :)

    BTW #2, do you think, every morning, about what iPhone thread you will start ?
  9. Starfyre thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    I am the thread queen so people think I do.. but I haven't started a thread in a few days :rolleyes:

    What bothers me is I am putting my phone in my pocket (no keys, but tight jeans maybe), and scratches are showing up from nowhere.
  10. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    maybe looser jeans or get a different case? of the 2+yrs of owning 3 leather cases on my previous iPhone 6, my jeans have never scratched it. any other scratch i was able to rub the scratch and it would go away.
  11. tongefactor40 macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    The oils that build up will actually do that to a degree. you can easily massage out any scratches just using your fingers once the case is worn in enough.

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