How scratch resistant and magnet mounts

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  1. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    I have two questions:

    1. How scratch resistant have you all found the the anodized aluminum on your iPhone 6-7? Does it scratch easily? Not so much? I have a matte black 7 Plus. I suppose in a way I expect mostly case-less iPhone users to answer this but would love anyone's feedback.

    2. I currently have a metal plate stuck to the inside of my phone case so I can put my phone on a magnetic car vent mount. Has anyone placed this metal plate with adhesive directly onto the back of their phone instead of on the case? Any difficulty in removal or damage to the phone back a year later?
     
  2. AppleB macrumors 6502

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    I just posted about using a magnetic car mount in another thread.
    I don't use the adhesive plate I just a few of the little screen cloths that come with screen protectors over the plate protect the Matte Black finish.
    On my Space Grey 6 Plus I used the plate without using any cloths after two years of this no damage whatsoever.
     
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    Ah. Maybe I am slightly misunderstanding what you're saying. Currently I have a metal plate installed on the inside of my phone case. The magnet attaches to the case by adhesive. After attached to the case, there is a thin protective film that goes over the metal plate such that when your phone is in the case, there is no risk of the plate scratching the back of the phone. It sounds like instead of this protective film you use a thin cloth.

    What I am really getting at is the idea of ditching the phone case and applying the metal plate with adhesive directly onto the back on the phone.
     
  4. AppleB macrumors 6502

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    I see.
    I saw a post from someone that had a adhesive sticker on their Matte Black and it left a permanent mark.
     
  5. Aml216 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is my fear :(
     
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  7. Cristafury macrumors newbie

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    I'm very interested to know this too. I wonder if it's possible to buff the scratches out?

    I've saw videos of phones being scratched with keys and seems fine.. but my matt black already seem to have a blemish where the speaker grills are when i took it out of the box... nothing major and can only be seen at certain light, but it's nagging at the back of my head.
     
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    Odd you mention that. I have a small nick by my spear grill as well!
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    Thx!
     
  9. Cristafury macrumors newbie

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    You found the nick out the box as well? Alot of the post i've seen mentions that they have scratches on the phone where the speaker grills are, Maybe it's something to do with the manufacturing process.
    Are you just going to let it be? I'm still will within my 14days, but i'm not sure if I should return for a small blemish.
     
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    I would not try to "buff out the scratches" on your iPhone.
     
  11. Aml216 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The first day or two I knew it was there it gnawed away at me. Soon after I forgot it was there until you mentioned it in this post. I plan to just leave it be; I get a knew phone every year, so worrying about a tiny nick doesn't bother me too much. If it irks you however, I'd say go in for a return/exchange.

    Yes, probably I wouldn't try on my own phone personally. Someone else's phone, maybe :) jk
     

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