Cleaning Milanese Loop?

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  1. jaybar macrumors 6502a

    jaybar

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    Hi

    I have my first Apple Watch. SB SS Black Milanese Loop.

    What is the easiest way to clean it? Dies Apple recommend any specific method for cleaning? Frequency (I never cleaned a watch band of any type before)?

    Does it require a long drying time, which would require setting it aside and using another band for a day?

    If it were not for cleaning, I have no desire to change bands. I would be keen on staying with the ML and not swapping bands if I could. If I had to swap bands, should I just get another ML?

    I’m highly prone to wrist rashes and the ML has not presented and issue so far.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

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    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204522

    “For all other bands, buckles, and closures:

    1. Wipe the band clean with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth. If necessary, lightly dampen the cloth with fresh water.
    2. Dry the band with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth before you attach it to your Apple Watch.”
     
  3. jaybar thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jaybar

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    Thanks so much. Does it take a long time for the ML to dry?
     
  4. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

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    just soap and water and it is metal so dries fast just wear it and it will dry in no time.
     
  5. jaybar thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jaybar

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    Thanks.
     
  6. jaybar thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jaybar

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    Do I need to remove the band to clean it or can I leave it attached at one end or even attached at both ends?
     
  7. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

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    I wash them both at the same time. if the band was really bad you could stick it in the dishwasher.
     
  8. jaybar thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jaybar

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    Do you leave the band attached to the watch when cleaning it?
     
  9. steve knight macrumors 68030

    steve knight

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    yes as long as your not using the dishwasher of course
     
  10. MsRandall macrumors 65816

    MsRandall

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    I drop mine in ammonia for a day and it comes out looking brand new

    Of course that’s the band only
     
  11. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    I take mine off the watch. Then I put some liquid soap on a tooth brush and scrub it front and back.
     
  12. HDFan macrumors 65816

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  13. Matteo[V] macrumors newbie

    Matteo[V]

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    I would try to clean my milanese loop with an iron remover that I use with my car, it is a chimical decontamination, wash everything with water and after I would clean with soap.
     

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