Cleaning Apple 5S case

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by orangezorki, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

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    Hello all,

    I'm loving my 5s and the brown Apple case. It's starting to age a bit, which is fine, but there is also a bit of greyish discolouration beginning to show which is clearly dirt. Does anyone know a good leather cleaner which would work for this?

    Thanks very much,

    David
     
  2. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Age already? How old is the case?
     
  3. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Apple warn their case customers that the look will change over time, since it's genuine leather. Aging after less than 3 weeks, however, sounds like there is something wrong with it.
     
  4. CBSubliminal macrumors 6502

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    Its normal. I have the brown leather case and it turned on me in about a week, and thats without it being in my pockets.
     
  5. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    I hope you are ok:)
     
  6. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    I use leather shoe cleaner I purchased from footlocker. Seems to work pretty well without discoloration. Baby wipes also work well.
     
  7. Seniordan macrumors regular

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  8. bigjim83 macrumors 6502

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    I thought it was pretty funny
     
  9. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    Being serious i would use a damp cloth first. That's for the case, woops can't help myself:)
     
  10. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    It's always good to read reviews before buying... Having read all the reviews on the Apple Online Store I went with the black leather case and it still looks perfect after 2 weeks.
     
  11. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    I really like the way the brown case is aging. It looks better than new, actually. New it's somewhat an orange-brown, but it's going more natural as it ages. Most of the case has darkened, with the high wear areas becoming flatter and a deep rich brown. I'm actually looking forward to it wearing a bit more.
     
  12. CBSubliminal macrumors 6502

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    Just wanted to apologize for my actions. I didnt mean to offend anybody with the words that I said.
     
  13. orangezorki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the replies,

    Just to clarify - it's only 'ageing' a bit, just a bit of shinyness on the edges around the screen. Mainly, I can see that it's getting a bit grey, as it gets a bit dirty. I'll try the baby wipes and see how it goes.

    David
     

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