Cape Cod Cloth on Sport Space Grey

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Heithel, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Heithel macrumors newbie

    Heithel

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    Hello everyone,

    Yesterday I had a crash while cycling to work and I managed to scratch the case of my Apple Watch Sport in Space Grey.

    To be honest, the scratches are really small, but they went through the anodization showing the silver raw aluminium close to the screen, but the outcome could've been much worse.
    I filled the scratches now with a black marker as at least they don't shine as much as when they were fresh like in the pic I attached.

    I'm wondering if I could do any better though, and your thoughts on using Cape Cod on a Space Grey. What could happen?
    As far as I know, the anodization penetrates the metal so I'm thinking that the Cape Cod won't actually fade the finish, however I've never used it, I don't know how abrasive is that, and I don't know what to expect.

    What do you reckon? Do you think is there anything else I can do, to do any better than what I've already done?

    Thanks for your help!
     

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  2. Volgin Suspended

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    Just leave it be.
     
  3. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    I hope you escaped serious injury beyond the scratches on your watch. I crashed on my bike on Good Friday this year and dislocated my left shoulder. But my Apple Watch was undamaged! :) (I would have traded my Apple Watch for my shoulder.)
     
  4. Heithel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Heithel

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    Yeah thanks for asking, I guess I learned how to fall during the past few years ahahah! Crashes happen and this certainly was not a major one luckily. I'd trade my watch for my shoulder too! Maybe that's why I was not injured ahahaha!
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    In Your situation, A Cape Cod cloth is not going to benefit you at all. Because those aren't necessarily scratches, that's more significant damage to the casing that chipped away the paint from the aluminum. If that was a light scratch, I would say perhaps, but not what your watch has been exposed to.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    The mild abrasive in the Cape Cod cloth will change the surface of the grey finish. It will make it shiny at first and with enough rubbing, it will start to remove it. It will not get rid of the scratches.
     
  7. Heithel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Heithel

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    Thanks for your advice guys, would you say that if I would use the Cape Cod all over the watch I could turn it into a silver one, hiding the scratches a bit better? Would it be a good looking result or a complete mess? I wanted to go for a silver one to be honest to avoid exactly this problem, however this was what I could win on eBay for a reasonable price.
     
  8. Relentless Power, Jul 25, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I have not tested The Cape Cod cloth on the aluminum model. I don't see a direct benefit trying to polish the whole casing and it could be a negative result from it. Also, even if you tried to polish the whole casing, that still wouldn't hide the damage to the casing where the paint has been chipped off, because it's more than scratched.

    I would Suggest try adapting to the damage that's already occurred with the watch or sell it as is, and then upgrade to the silver one if that's what you want.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I think you would have great difficulty is removing all of the anodized finish with a cape cod cloth.

    I would not attempt.
     

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