Steel band

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by logandzwon, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. logandzwon macrumors 6502a

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    I just removed my Apple Bumper and now I am wondering... How does the MR crew clean up their the steal bands?
     
  2. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I usually clean mine using some spit and coarse-grit sandpaper. :apple:
     
  3. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    There was a thread a bit ago with someone using a Brillo-like scrubber to buff it up... turned out quite nice, I might add.
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I'm not sure since I don't have an iPhone 4, but I'd probably use some windex.
    What I'm really curious to know is ... Do you guys sweep left to right, or right to left when you are sweeping?
     
  6. iApples macrumors 65816

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    I sweep in circular motions. :cool:
     
  7. mltaylor macrumors regular

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    Back to front with a shop broom.
     
  8. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    This is an old trick for buffing up jewlery and watches with a brushed finish. 3m and others actually have a line of foam sanding blocks in different grits that can do the same thing even better. There is also some polishing products that you can acchieve a mirror surface with but i dont think you want that on a phone.
     
  9. logandzwon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks all,
    Where would I get this?
     
  10. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Up and down.
     
  11. nednarm macrumors 6502

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    Mine's pretty darn scuffed thanks to the Apple bumper. I was considering sanding the whole band down to make it raw. I did this to the back of my 2g (it was scuffed really bad and was 3 years old) and it turned out pretty bad. Not sure if I want to run the risk with my otherwise perfect ip4.
     
  12. ICON5o2 macrumors regular

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    Is there anyway you could post some pics of the scratches? I have the Apple bumper that Ive been thinking about putting back on. Im kinda worried now though cause I dont want my band to get scratched up. I have heard a few people complain about this same issue. Also when I did have my bumper on I did take it off and clean under it like twice a week. As far as cleaning my steel band I would just use a damp soft rag then go back over with a dry one.
     
  13. nednarm macrumors 6502

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    I'll upload some pics tomorrow morning. It's getting late here and I can't be bothered to find my DSLR. Will do so tomorrow though bud!
     
  14. ICON5o2 macrumors regular

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    Ok sounds good! Thanks alot!
     

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