On the whole, do clear cases look bad quickly due to scratching?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by sixxmum, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. sixxmum macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2010
  2. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

    Nov 18, 2011
    I say yes. No matter how careful you are they pick up scratches.
  3. DayOfChaos macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2011
    What, do you want a case for the case? Who cares if the case gets scratched, as long as the prize on inside is protected.
  4. boltjames macrumors 601


    May 2, 2010

    It's not the scratching. It's the lint and dust that are the problem.

    I used the clear bumper (above) for my iPhone 4 for two years and while it was great to see the aluminum through the bumper, every two months I'd start to see the lint and dust collecting under the acrylic, had to clean it out.

  5. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL
    Every hard clear plastic case I've ever had has scratched all to hell in extremely short order and I baby my phones (and cases) to a ridiculous degree. Never near keys or coins, carried in their own pocket in my purse, etc. Scratches are inevitable.
  6. chrislaw macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2009
    central ohio
    I have the incipio feather (i think... picked it up at target or walmart a yr ago). It's smoke on a white phone and I can see the scratches when i turn it towards a light... other than that it doesn't bother me in the slightest.
  7. SporkLover macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011
    Yes. Preparation H Feels good on the whole /Scotty Evil

    I have one, and yes they do pick up scratches, but unless you are running sand paper against it I don't think it will ever make it look bad enough to replace it,
  8. Ntran macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2011
    I used to have one provided by Apple for my IP4 and it got scratch quickly just after a week, making the phone look ugly. Gave it up and used a dark soft clear case instead and very happy with it over the last 2 years
  9. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    I had a switcheasy nude for the 4, and while it didn't scratch, the dirt buildup was pretty bothersome.
  10. sixxmum thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2010
    Thanks for your help ;)
    Nope, I don't want a case for a case. But, since there are so many cases to choose from, I would rather pick one that will look nicer, as opposed to one that will look crappy quickly.
  11. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    I had an SGP case for my 4S that had a clear back and silver sides. The back is still unscratched, but the plastic clips that hold the sides on broke. I had the case for almost a year before they broke though. No scratches on the plastic back.

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