White wrist band discoloration

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  1. radiologyman macrumors 6502

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    My teen child rests her hand with watch on her jeans and now wristband is dirty blue color. Is it something apple would replace the band for or should I just buy another band? Thanks
     
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    They should. I would just email apple about your dissatisfaction with the quality of the sports bands. I did that with my black sport after it peeled within a few weeks of owning. They replaced it.
     
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    ^ ^
    this!
    Why would Apple be responsible for your daughter's choice in clothing?
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Why do you feel Apple is responsible? If anything the jeans manufacture should be responsible since the jeans stained the band.
     
  6. radiologyman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Weird thing is that entire band got discoloration, including portions not in contact with jeans. One can wonder if jeans paint really got absorbed and distributed by rubber or jeans had nothing to do with it. Green band that my wife has is fine
     
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    The jeans have everything to do with it. It's dye bleed.
    Does your wife wear your daughter's jeans, too?
     
  8. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    White in general is a difficult color to keep clean. Try a whitening toothpaste and old brush followed by a good rinse. Not trying to be funny, its a mild abrasive and might work if done a few times.
     
  9. teeejay macrumors regular

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    It's like when you buy yourself beige seats into a new car. You sit on it and those filthy jeans stain it. Would you request replacement, for your "faulty" seats at your dealer? :)

    I suppose not. Same goes for Apple band.

    To be honest, it sounds just stupid to ask for replacement.
     
  10. robertk328 macrumors regular

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    One of my favorite cases for my phone was a white / clear Tech21 that matches the white phone perfectly. After a few weeks of using it, it turned a faint blue from being in my jeans pocket (not even every day). These weren't new jeans - they had been washed many times but still discolored he case. :(
     
  11. radiologyman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did use chlorox but will try your idea, thanks!
     
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    Apparently you don't know much about high quality denim...
     
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    Do you work in the "denim industry"?

    Otherwise I have to ask: because? I can't even count how much pairs of jeans I own in literally every color you can imagine. And if dye is discolorating armbands, shoes, socks, whatever then it's the cheap quality of the trousers. Trust me.

    If you wash it once or maybe twice there should be no issue.

    EDIT: BTW I wore my white sports band the whole summer. And there is not a single stain on it.
     
  15. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    I'm getting discoloration on my blue sports band spoke to apple a few weeks ago and (at least in UK) it's covered by warranty
     
  16. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    Trust you? You seriously just went on a rant about something you know clearly know little about.

    Many different types of jeans will continue to bleed even if they have been through a pre-wash. The darker the denim, the more likely it will occur. If you have purchased nothing but pre-washed for that "vintage" treatment then you might not have ever seen denim bleed. Cheaper quality denims can certainly exaggerate the issue but it's not limited to low quality.

    High quality raw denim is highly sought after due to the custom fade it will show after wearing for some time. Raw means it has never been exposed to water to rinse away indigo.

    You done yet?
     
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    Like other have said White is a hard color to keep new looking. Just the oils in your skin can react with the plastic, much less the other chemicals it will come in contact with. There is no way I would expect it to stay like new looking long and sooner or later you will need to buy another.
     
  19. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, whatever dude. I clearly have different experiences with denim. It's k. Believe what you want.

    And what I typed is classified as a rant? OK. I envy your knowledge about denims and dyes. Really..
     
  20. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    Here, let me do you a favor...

    http://www.highsnobiety.com/2012/11/27/a-beginners-guide-to-raw-denim/

    Again, YOUR personal experiences with denim is irrelevant. Just because you have not owned high quality denim that can bleed onto other things (shoes, bags, shirts, watch straps, car seats, etc.) does not mean it never happens. There is a whole entire world outside of your bubble...
     
  21. artfossil macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have the white Sport band? I do, and it's incredible that it still looks as if it just came out of the box, and this is 90 days later.

    Either Apple made a deal with the devil, or there's a white band in an attic somewhere that's stained and covered with grime and becoming more so every day . . . .
     
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    Wife does and it looks very bad. Actually turning a different color on the edges and she is very careful not to get anything on it. SO than means your white band is "special"!:p
     
  23. artfossil macrumors 6502a

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    Give her my condolences. And encourage her to contact Apple for a replacement.
     
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    She tossed it in the garbage and bought another color.

    Thanks
     
  25. artfossil macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously, if her band was turning a different color on the edges, it was defective. She didn't need to throw it away; she could have had it replaced. Many have commented on the durability of the white bands.
     

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