Cape cod cloth and Series 3

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  1. ej2zo macrumors member

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    After I polish my stainless steel S3 with a cape cod cloth and buff dry with a microfiber, is it advisable to then rinse with water and pat dry?
     
  2. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    I rinse mine with soap and water to get all the oil off.
     
  3. ej2zo thread starter macrumors member

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    Isnt soap harsh on the seems?
     
  4. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    I use liquid hand soap and water to clean my Series 2 Watch. No issues after two years.
     
  5. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    I use liquid soap, haven't had any issues since series 0.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It’s absolutely not necessary at all to rinse the Apple Watch off. A dry microfiber cloth should be more than enough to remove any excess oil. I have polished my Apple Watch stainless model multiple times and never had to wash it off. If you feel like you need to wash it off, then you’re using way too much of the solution from the cloth, you only use a very minimal amount to remove any scratches.
     
  7. ej2zo, Oct 18, 2018
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    ej2zo thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info. Another question, if im looking to remove a prominent scratch, should i polish in the direction of the scratch or does it not matter and polish normally (back and forth)?

    I attached a pic of the scratch im looking to remove. Scratch is right below button. I think it’s more superficial than anything and not deep.
     

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  8. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it matters much but I would go back and forth plus circular motions.

    That said if the scratch is deep enough to feel with your fingernail then polishing probably won't remove it. Though it might make it less visible.
     
  9. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    I scuffed my iPhone X and ordered a Cape Cod cloth to polish it. Glad I read this.
     
  10. lg251 macrumors 6502

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    X2 never needed to rinse the watch after using cape cod cloths.
     
  11. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    Series 2 and onward are waterproof so why not wash them? Get the skin oils off the back if nothing else.
     

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