How do i clean this stain on my iPhone 5S

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Francis Escueta, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Francis Escueta macrumors newbie

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    Hi i got the iPhone 5S yesterday and i noticed this stain on the side of the phone right above the mute and volume buttons

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    It actually looks more darker in person. Its a brown color and its really driving me nuts, i know its a small issue but i need help and tips on how to remove it.
     
  2. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a

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    Sir, could you please take a picture with a better potato so we can see what you're talking about?
     
  3. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    That is part of the antenna, it isn't something that can be cleaned off.
     
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    The antenna is not plastic.. So it is, in fact, not part of the antenna. To me, it looks like excess glue which is damn-near impossible to remove. Try some odorless mineral spirits (aka white spirits or stoddard solvent) if you have some. Or exchange the phone...
     
  5. Francis Escueta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was glue, im trying to remove it right now with some extra whitening toothpaste and a tooth brush and its actually doing the job.
     
  6. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, I hadn't really seen the 5S that much and assumed the little white spot was just a shine in the metal.
     
  7. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    It's the same on the 5...
     

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