I had a pink sand sports band. Wore it daily. Overall, I think it repelled a lot of everyday stains.
But in my job, I have about an hour a day I That I open boxes at a retail store. Weirdly, the ink from the cardboard boxes stained my watch, and I could never get it out. Mind you, this same ink has never stained my clothes or my skin. But it rubbed off and remained on my watch bands.
I tried... soap and water, oxy clean, magic eraser. Even soaking it. It got better (faded) but never went fully away.Right, that's what I wondering...so you weren't able to clean the band?