How do you clean your Sport Band? [MERGED]

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  1. lirn8 macrumors 6502

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    Hi all
    I've got the SS 42mm with white sport band
    How do you clean it?
    Remove from watch and put under water?
    Use any other materials?

    Thank you
    Liran
     
  2. Time Less macrumors 6502

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    not sure if this can ruin the band but i used rubbing alcohol to clean it and the bottom of the case. i don't use it on the watch glass though cause i think it has a oleophobic coating.
     
  3. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed some black scuff marks on my sport band today. They came off rather easily with just a little soap and water.
     
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    Simple Green for me. 99 cent per bottle at the 99 Cent Store.
     
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    Just with my finger. The friction takes marks off pretty easily.
     
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    So in class yesterday I got a little ink on the bottom side of my white sport band. I tried the normal 'soap and water' method Apple suggests to get it off and no luck. I tried my go to solution of isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber cloth and it didn't do a thing.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    It'll be really hard to clean that polymer and retain the finish of the band. If you want to risk it, try oxyclean or other cleaning agent known for being able to remove ballpoint ink from polyester clothing. It should work.
     
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    Hairspray is the best thing I know to remove ink. Spray a little on a Q-Tip and rub. Should come right off.
     
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    Try BabyOrganics Toy and High Chair wipes. I current use them to clean my FitBit.

    Be careful, all these suggestions may ruin the finish of the band.
     
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    Bleach on black? No unless you are looking for a reverse leopard skin look.

    As mentioned, hair spray. Also maybe nail polish remover or Goo Gone. HOWEVER, be sure to spot test with a Q-tip in an inconspicuous area before going all-in.
     
  17. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    As one of many owners of a Sport Band, I'm curious to see how this turns out.
     
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  19. sam2428 macrumors 6502

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    OP has a white sport band.
     
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  21. lirn8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    any new advice how to clean the sport band?
    i have the white one it got a little dirty...
    thanx liran :cool:
     
  22. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    I've learned to use baby wipes on stuff you are unsure of. If it's gentle enough for a baby, should be fine for the watch bands.
     
  23. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    this. Vineger is so much better than harsh chemicals. Use it on so much. Also bicarbonate of soda is good.
     
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  25. lirn8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I use non chemical and non perfume for my baby
    I think I'll try that
     

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