Blue discoloration on bezel gap

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ByronBrewer, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. ByronBrewer macrumors newbie

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    I know it's very minor but I just took this out of the box. Anyone know what this could be (look just above the mute switch)? It's almost like blue paint transfer or like the bezel gap is blue and the black is worn off in this one spot.

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  2. ByronBrewer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Didn't think of that. Any tips on how I can remove it without risk marring the surface?
     
  3. cfairbank macrumors 6502

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    Maybe it's your iPhones individual birth mark.
     
  4. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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  5. hamsup1o macrumors member

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    you got a limited edition iphone! :p

    could it be those blue protective film that you see on some electronics?
     
  6. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Cotton swab and alcohol?
     
  7. ByronBrewer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and that won't damage the anodized surface, correct?
     
  8. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I'm not going to act like I know...but I'd be surprised if it did. Anodized surfaces are knows for being very corrosion resistant.
     
  9. msmith2112 macrumors 6502

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    Mine looks exactly the same! Are you going to live with it or replace? I'm trying to decide if its worth it. Apart from that, it's pretty much perfect.
     
  10. msmith2112 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I've got an update.

    I noticed that the blue color was actually raised off of the surface, which led me to believe that it was adhesive that had seeped out and dried.

    I got brave and decided to run my fingernail over it to see if it would come off. Sure enough, the hardened adhesive popped right off, leaving a perfectly black gap.

    My black iPhone is now in perfect shape!
     
  11. drew0020 macrumors 65816

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    My replacement has a blue spot too. I have the white iPhone though. Everything else about the phone is near perfect. A couple of minor scratches on the bezel finish but very hard to see. I think I'm gonna keep this phone because this is nothing compared to everything else I have seen.

    Anyone successful removing the blue?
     
  12. reeveah macrumors member

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    Blue.On.Silver.Bezel

    Omg, this problem does exist!!! :eek:

    I was applying screen protector on my iPhone when I realized a slight blue *ink (or whatever you call it) at the right bezel... ;)
     

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