dirt in AirPods case

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  1. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502a

    satinsilverem2

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    Ever since I got my AirPods I've noticed that there has been dirt on the case and it won't go away. its like the friction has etched them or something. Anyone else had this issue? IMG_9317.JPG
     
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  3. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Some forum members reported the adhesive surrounding the Airpods look dirty and it's embedded in the creases. As Blaine stated, try a cue tip with rubbing alcohol very carefully.
     
  4. satinsilverem2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried the que tip and it did nothing. It's like the dirt is fused into the plastic.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Right. It came that way from the manufacturer. Others have dirty adhesive embedded into the Airpods. There isn't anything you can do then, being its bonded into the adhesive.
     
  6. Ralfi macrumors 6502a

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    Mine were the same. You've gotto pick these marks up early & wipe them away (i used a toothpick to scrape as hard as I could & dampened tissue) as the lid will 'sandwich' the dust/dirt to a point where it's very difficult to remove, as you've discovered.

    Here are mine, roughly a week after cleaning them. You can see a build up of dust again, but when cleaned they almost all disappear. There was just one faint mark which remained.

    I've had mine since Dec 22 btw.
     
  7. jmorgan007 macrumors newbie

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    I'm bothered by the same concern however I believe it has more to do with the cases internal magnets attracting iron based derbies. It is a dissipointement in having to clean it away all the time.
     
  8. Ralfi macrumors 6502a

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    I clean my phone (case) at the end of the week & wipe it's screen nightly before bed.

    Cleaning the Airpods case every couple of weeks is no biggie for me. The Airpods themselves get a wipe down also, which they need, seeing as they live in our ears for much of their life.
     
  9. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    Defo iron based grit creating the blemishes where the magnets are.

    I gave up cleaning all off as it would just reappear a few days later.
     
  10. Volusia macrumors regular

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    I wipe my case down with 91% alcohol and a Q-Tip probably weekly. I also clean my AirPods with the alcohol and a cotton ball. Keep the skin oils off and makes for a better "hold" in the ear.
     
  11. Ralfi macrumors 6502a

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    Also by wiping your oils regularly, they're less slippery in the fingers, reducing the risk of dropping the things!

    Is alcohol ok? No discolouration? Thought I read somewhere that an attempt at cleaning the case with it affected the appearance....could be wrong..
     
  12. AlphaHumanus macrumors 6502

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    I'll try to get some pictures of mine up, some of you would go nuts they're so dirty.

    Plus 1 to the iron dirt getting stuck to the magnets.
     

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