How do you keep your iPhone 5s leather case clean?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Brandon263, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Brandon263 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure if you can tell from the attached picture, but my leather iPhone 5s case is now getting pretty disgusting. How do you keep yours clean/clean it when it gets dirty?

    Also, does the standard 1 year Apple warranty apply to the case?
     

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  2. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    get a black one:)
     
  3. Brandon263 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK... thanks for that very helpful suggestion. Any ideas from someone else?
     
  4. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Buy a leather cleaner? Something designed for leather jackets should work equally well on the leather case.
     
  5. darthbane2k macrumors 6502

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    The way I see it, if your case eventually gets dirty then it's just doing its job properly
     
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    May be strange to order spray in amazon but here you go anyway.
    Lexol 1115 Leather pH Cleaner Spray 16.9 oz. (500mL)
    http://amzn.com/B0002F9YIC
     
  7. supermassive macrumors regular

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    What about applying an invisible shield for the iPhone to the case :D
     
  8. docal97 macrumors 6502a

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    several people in my family have been saying the same thing. And they are saying this after only a week of use. Not sure what the solution is though. I was considering to get one myself, but now i might just get a black one instead of one of the colors.
     
  9. tworth23 macrumors regular

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    Wash hands

    What on earth do you do that you have gotten your iphone case filthy within a week? It's simple, wash your hands and don't touch your phone while hands are dirty! If your reply and state that you have a type of job where your hands are dirty all the time, get a different case, lifeproof etc.
     
  10. charlesdayton macrumors 6502a

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    Use Scotchguard leather protector or Kiwi Protect All for leather.

    I have used both products on Aniline died leather with great results. They will make the leather water/stain proof.


    http://www.scotchgard.com/wps/porta...nd-Nubuck?N=4340+3294466394+3294529207&rt=rud
    http://www.kiwicare.com/kiwimcmssite/us/products/leather/protect-all.html

    For cleaning and conditioning I use Lexol Ph Cleaner and Conditioner:

    http://lexol.com/product_leather_cleaner.aspx
    http://lexol.com/product_leather_conditioner.aspx

    If you buy Lexol use the separate products, they now have a 3 in 1 cleaner and conditioner that leaves a sticky residue.
     
  11. iBighouse macrumors 6502a

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    Consider it character, patina and natural aging with an inherent beauty that you are adding to your leather case- not dirt!

    I have just the opposite issue. I'm hoping mt red leather case gets more "character" soon so it looks like my well used iPad's red leather smartcover!

    Baseball gloves look odd without some use, hand oil, game time and soil!
     
  12. ronchilling macrumors newbie

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    I've found that cleaning the case under the tap with warm water, a bit of soap and light scrubbing works really well. Followed by drying it with a hair dryer. However, I am not too sure how the adhesive will turn out over time..
     
  13. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    I tried the soap and water and the red dye came off. I returned it to Apple and exchanged it for a black.
     
  14. Ta0jin macrumors 6502

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    There's a member on here who posted on her blog about how to apply protectant beforehand and there was no dye transfer on her case three weeks later. I can't remember where but i'll find out.
     
  15. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    The way I keep mine clean is to delay buying it and leaving it on display at the store.
     
  16. Alphanumeric, Dec 6, 2013
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    Alphanumeric macrumors member

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    How to keep your Apple iPhone 5s leather case clean.

    This is how I keep my case clean.

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  17. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    I use an alcohol pad to get off the "dirt". I know some will say don't do that but my case, other than the crack at the headphone port, looks great. It does not look "new" but I am pleased with the color.
     

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