Slate Aluminum Back - Striped Wear?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by powerbook911, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Has anyone found their iPhone 5 aluminum back show strange wear?

    Mine looks overall really nice, no new nicks (it came with a few from Apple).

    However, I keep mine in an iPod Sock (hold the laughter).

    To the point, the slate back of the phone has all the socks ribs in it, like a pattern. It won't wipe off. The ribs of the iPod sock pattern can be seen in the slate back of the iPhone 5. It's not scratching or anything, it's just like you see the pattern if you have the phone at the correct angle.

    Has anyone else seen this? I guess it is the metal changing color or something from the contact with another material?
  2. wookiee2cu macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2009
    A co-worker told me he couldn't get a finger print off the back of his. He unded up using rubbing alcohol and said it took it right off, maybe try that (at your own risk obviously).
  3. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2012
    someone else on here had their otterbox case leave what appears to be a permanent imprint of the back of the phone.
  4. bpeeps macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2011
    Came here to say this.
  5. Brettka7 macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2011
    I used automotive waterless wash (HD Total) on the back of mine when I couldn't get marks off. Worked great! You can find Meguiar's quick detailer for $3-4 at Big Lots, that should work too.
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    People have observed the same thing on the iPhone 4/4S.

    Another reason not to use a case.
  7. Homersapien macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    Metal, meet iPhone users. Iphone users, meet metal.
  8. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2008
    Middle of Pacific
    I always use my magic solution to clean my idevice, 70% rubbing alcohol dilute with 50% tap water.
  9. numberforty1 macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2012
    the sock is causing athletes iFoot
  10. powerbook911 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    I used quick detailer and the marks did not come off (I buy Quick Detailer like crazy. Love the stuff).

    I even tried some cleaner wax (GENTLY). It didn't hurt it, but the stripes are still there.
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Really? I don't think so. I've always had a case or skin of sorts and no issues. The iPhone 5 seems different.
  12. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    New York
    Stick it in a case, stop OCD'ing and enjoy your phone. :rolleyes:

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