White Bumpers turn Yellow

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Khryz, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Khryz macrumors 6502a

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    Had my white bumper for about 3 weeks and the corners on the backside of the bumpers are turning yellow.

    It's not like I lie it on dirt - only my pocket and when I get home I even rest it on a micro-fiber cloth.

    This sucks - now I want a black one but I can't even order them now right?
     
  2. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    It's the 4 packs of cigarettes a day that cause that.
     
  3. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Get yourself a mr clean magic eraser. You'll thank me later :p
     
  4. Zepaw macrumors 65816

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    Those things are godly.
     
  5. Marboosh macrumors newbie

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    Do you brush it twice a day ?
    What kind of bumperpaste you're using ?
     
  6. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Tell me about it! One eraser cleaned all the walls in the house too. No need to repaint anytime soon.
     
  7. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. Block macrumors 6502a

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    Baking Soda will fix it. The magic eraser sort of works but causes minor abrasion and some of the darker spots won't come off.
     
  10. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    that.....
     
  11. yankintx macrumors 6502

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    I use them on my trucks chrome wheels to remove stubborn brake dust...
     
  12. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are one of the greatest inventions EVER.
     
  13. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    Boil it in a big pot of water for 3 minutes. Clean, sterile, and better fitting.
     
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  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Pics or it didn't happen.;) But seriously, it would be nice to see what is happening here.
     
  16. keviikev macrumors member

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    No yellow on my white bumper. I had it 4 weeks.
     
  17. FortMOney macrumors member

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    I don't see any pics. Therefore, it didn't happen
     
  18. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    No yellow on mine either, and I've had it a few weeks now. Mine gets really dirty but I wipe it down every few days with alcohol and it cleans it right up
     
  19. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Just a heads up: Neither the Magic Eraser nor the baking soda paste nor the boiling removes black scuff marks from a light colored bumper. Other dirt seems to come off pretty easily though.

    Hmm...OxyClean, maybe? Works on all sorts of stuff.
     
  20. james92se macrumors 6502a

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    Why bother with any of that stuff? Simple rubbing alcohol works just fine...
     
  21. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Probably works fine on regular grime; does nothing on the black scuffs I got from the belt clip I was using. It's a black rubberized plastic of some sort, and it's left marks where it rubbed against the bumper. I've managed to lighten them somewhat, but not remove them completely.
     
  22. Block macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't work on a lot of stuff.



    The baking soda didn't work?!?! :eek: I have no idea then, tell me if you find something better! So far it has mostly cleaned the bumper for me (certain corner spots won't go away). I found that if you leave it on for ~15 minutes it works better.
     
  23. mr lee macrumors member

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    yea they do get pretty dirty, it just sucks having to clean something you use so often as opposed to having a black one where you really don't have to worry about that.
     

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