iPhone X Bezel Scratches

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iMatt., Nov 21, 2017.

  1. iMatt. macrumors 6502

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    So I bought a cheapish case (with good reviews) from Amazon for my iPhone X, and I'm not sure if it's the case or just a fault in general. The case isn't very snug which might be the reason but regardless, the silver bezel on my phone has hundreds of tiny scratches on now that don't seem to wipe away.

    Obviously it's not a huge problem, as the case covers them up and besides this the phone is perfect. Just wondering if anyone else had the same issues.

    Images here:

    https://imgur.com/a/dZ8Bc
     
  2. Tavicu macrumors regular

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    Have the phone from 3 Nov without a case or any protection and the phone is intact. No scratches whatsoever.

    Since it's stainless steel you should be able to remove the scratches with a polish. Try to look in apple watch forum.
     
  3. Djentleman macrumors 6502

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    That’s grim, dude. Honestly don’t want to take off my case again to see if I’m the same. I’ve taken it off only once before for the screen protector fitting and the bezels were still perfect.

    You’re not the first, though.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    My guess is the case that you were using caused the scratches, from not being properly fitted and rubbing against the Stainless bands.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 21, 2017 ---
    I would recommend a Cape Cod Cloth. It will easily removed the scratches for The most part and is very easy to use. In this instance, where the scratches are located, I would avoid any type of polish, because it's near the lightning port and speaker holes, where you would not want to have any polish residue lodged in there.
     
  5. macher macrumors 65816

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    It’s stainless it’s going to scratch.
     
  6. Menel macrumors 603

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    The finish is too shiny and polished, compared with the matte finish on the iPhone 4/4s steel frame. Shiny and polished makes even the smallest scratch and scuff readily visible.
     
  7. iMatt. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Think I'll get a Cape Cod cloth then get a better case.
     
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    Stainless steel scratches, its simple as that. I have a case on my phone, but the bottom is exposed and I fully expect it to get scratched. Perhaps I'll get that polishing cloth at some point but right now I can't be bothered.
     
  10. KONVICTED Suspended

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    That looks even worse than jet black iPhone
    AACFC2CC-FF58-4D9F-9C2E-288414158BDD.jpeg
     
  11. Djentleman macrumors 6502

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    Hooooollly shieeett! This is why I’ll never rock it “naked” again.
     
  12. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    So hide it away and shame it’s beauty in a case :p
     
  13. Menel macrumors 603

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    Neither of those look bad though... that's just natural progression of metal, frequently handled and used devices. Apple devices aren't magical... they are like any other tool and will age similarly. Material properties, laws of nature and all.
     
  14. barkomatic macrumors 601

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    Yikes, that looks bad. This is why I don’t put expensive phones in cheap cases—though there are plenty of pricey cases that would do the same.

    Make sure you note that in your review!
     
  15. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    I was afraid that would happen, but so far no micro scratches to report. And being 2 weeks in I just throw it anywhere now lol
     
  16. DNichter macrumors G3

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    No problems with mine thus far and I have a very snug case also. I have the space gray though. I was a bit worried about the chrome look.
     
  17. iMatt. thread starter macrumors 6502

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  18. atharehsan macrumors newbie

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    I bought iPhone x space grey and to my surprise the paint on the bazel is chipping off and I can see the silver body under it its very tiny but its there. I went to apple store they said they can't do anything unless there is a quality program launched for this issue. So I'm kinda stuck with this for now.
     
  19. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    Did you have it in a case? Or using it naked?
     
  20. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I don't understand how so many people, in general, have had issues with their iPhones; since having a 4S, 5S, 6 Plus and now an X, I've yet to experience any issues or need for an exchange. Why is that?
     
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Be careful what you read though. On a tech forum, this is the place where everyone comes to congregate about issues they experience, concerns or defects with their iPhones. It's not really a measurement of the other millions of iPhones that likely may or may not exchange for similar issues On here.
     
  22. Keniutek macrumors 6502a

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    ... and you're surprised? Stainless will scratch, painted stainless will chip off. Pick your poison lol... or just live with it ;):)
     
  23. Sean76 macrumors 6502a

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    Get an Apple case!

    Inside is of suede material and to the naked eye no noticeable scratching. Rip out a black light and ehhhh, you may not like what you find. But overall any case with a suede or micro fiber interior should be fine.
     
  24. Seth Matthews macrumors 6502

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    That is beautiful! I don't know why people bitch about micro scratches. I think they add character to the device. Just use the phone.
     
  25. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Someone posted that the coating used on the bezel of the space gray is what's called PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition), a smilier process used by Panerai, an expensive watch brand. The PVD is heated.

    • PVD or Physical Vapor Deposition, is a process which vaporizes a number of metals, and then binds it on a surface, in layers, in a heated vaccuum.
    Link: http://www.wristtimes.com/blog-1/2014/6/2/pvd-dlc-coating-worth-it
     

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