iPad Air mirror bezel repair

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Patrezko, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Patrezko macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2013
    Did you ever seen scuffed edge / bezel of iPad Air? Is there any spray or paint for this, or is some way to hide it?
    This is how it looks:


    P.S.: I think that iPad mini and iPhone 5S have the same bezel...
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd throw a case on the iPad, any paint may not match exactly and will also rub off.
  3. Abarth1200 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    It's bare aluminium so if your confident you could file it or sand and polish it up again.

    While your at it I would try dig some dirt out your speaker holes ;)
  4. Patrezko thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2013
    Okay, I'll try to deal with it... And that is my another question... How can I perfectly clean my speakers? Its not as loud as new... I tried vacuum cleaner and it didnt help. So I tried toothpick and it cleaned just about 30% of dirt (30% louder audio)... Any suggestions?
  5. Abarth1200 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    There is a product available designed to be pressed between keyboards to pull all the dirt out, it's like a kind of stretchy putty.

    Or, turn your iPad completely off and use isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber cloth, the alcohol should loosen the dirt and fall out without the cloth as you don't want any pushed inside, maybe Hoover it just after having applied the alcohol.
  6. joplinG5 macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2014
    #0000 very fine steel wool works magic on aluminum bezels like this. Use it lightly and sparingly. I've buffed many iPhone bezels back to new using it.

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