Can you fix jet black scratches

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  1. futurejetblackowner macrumors member

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    So I periodically check my jet black for scratches and it was always fine until today. I think it's because of my case (plastic end-scene transparent case from target not microfiber)

    The scratches are on both ends of the bottom of my phone. My case is broken but only at the top of my phone so I'm confused how it scratched. And the scratches show a lot in the light (they're gray-ish).....any fixes?
     
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  4. futurejetblackowner thread starter macrumors member

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    You didn't answer my question
     
  5. DUIduckSAUCE macrumors 6502

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    Stop looking for scratches, because they are going to happen. That's the only way they are going away.
     
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    Why? It's a phone, unless you leave it in the box, it will show signs of use. You know, because you're using it.

    No.

    Well, I mean, you can't fix the scratches. You can choose to stop looking for them.
     
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    Rub it with butter, (either salted or unsalted) then lick the butter off. Buff till shine.
     
  8. futurejetblackowner thread starter macrumors member

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    Not even toothpaste?
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, get the one with pro enamel to bring out the shine.
    Dont get the gingivitis one. That makes the finish dull.
     
  10. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    No.

    There you go.
     
  11. T5BRICK, Nov 30, 2016
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    Seriously?

    The scratches are gouges in the finish. The only way to remove the scratches is to remove some of the finish in the area.

    On a car, they do a "cut and buff." They basically sand down a thin layer of the clear coat and then re-polish it. Do this enough times and you won't have any paint left. I imagine the same thing would happen to your phone.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Actually, @AppleB did answer your question. Apple stated the Jet Black variant would scratch, hence your device would scratch eventually.
     
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    Toothpaste is WAY to abrasive and will leave the device looking dull or scuffed. Removing enough surrounding material to make the scratches go away will be very hard.

    Listen to the others and move on.
     
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    Actual LOL
     
  15. yateseyd1991 macrumors regular

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    Autosol and sandpaper, working up from 2000 to 6000 grit. You're welcome OP
     
  16. futurejetblackowner thread starter macrumors member

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    I asked if you can you fix jet black scratches not will jet black get scratched. He did not answer my question. Try again
     
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    Anodizing is usually very durable, but when you polish the surface, you're just asking for scratches. It can be fixed (anodizing can always be fixed), the issue would be to find someone who is able to do it. The micro scratches need to be filled in with a similar material and rebuffed/polished. I suppose you could send back to Apple and have the cover replaced (that might cost major $$$ though).

    Anyway, to answer the question....Yes, it can be fixed. Who can do it?....Not a clue. Good luck though. I'm sure eventually someone might pop up that offers this service.
     
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    @futurejetblackowner, this is seriously the best answer you're going to get here.

    Hey, why not be that someone? There's probably a ton of money to be made resurfacing jet black iPhones if you can figure out how to do it economically.
     
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    [MOD NOTE]
    Enough with the bickering, a number of posts were removed, as they were derailing the thread.
     
  22. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    Op, do you have apple care? Wouldn't apple charge you 100 bucks for cosmetic issue? Not sure.
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, and even then I doubt they would even let him pay to get it replace for such minor issue.
    The phone has to have enough functional damage to be eligible for the Apple-care plus replacement.
     
  24. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I personally don't believe it would be worth it. The OP kept it in a case and then noticed it has scratches by checking 'Periodically', why would you check for scratches to begin with, if you keep it in a case? Seems over redundant to me. And cases can be the culprit with scratches, which seems probable here. If you can't live with a color that was pre-announced to show abrasions, then you shouldn't have purchased it in the first place.
     
  25. futurejetblackowner thread starter macrumors member

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    For the last time, please get out of my thread.
    --- Post Merged, Dec 1, 2016 ---
    I don't. The scratches I have now aren't that bad to pay $100. I just wanted to know if there was a quick fix. But if the scratches worsen, I'll consider that.
     
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