HOW TO CLEAN A CLEAR PHONE CASE THAT BECOMES DIRTY YELLOW
All of us want our smartphones to look dashing, smart and sparklingly clean. But things can look ugly and you feel worse if once a brilliantly clear phone case turns to a very ugly unattractive dirty yellow. It can happen even if your phone is protected with tempered glass screen protector.
Nobody wants a phone case that looks bad and dirty. In this article we will tell you what can be done to make your yellow phone case clean and prevent it from fading it to yellow.
Why The phone Case is Turning Dirty yellow?
You must be wondering what on earth is happening and why your clean and sparkling clear phone case is turning into yellow! Generally, clear phone cases are made from silicone which is a polymer ( a chemical form of a material ). This type of clear phone case is inexpensive and flexible in nature.
Whatever happening with this polymer-based phone cases are a natural phenomenon as these polymers always turn yellow with time. This is a natural process related to polymer’s exposure to excessive amounts of light, different types of chemicals and heat.
It means the quality of the material is degrading and it’s not about being dirty.
How We can PREVENT OR CLEAN IT?
Let’s take a look, how we can solve these issue tip by tip
1st Tip – use Dish soap
Believe it or not dish soap can be a very good option to clean the phone case. Let’s show you how you can do it – step-by-step.
- Take one cup of warm water ( 240ml) and add a few drops of liquid dish soap in it to make a mixture
- Mix he solution for 2 minutes.
- Take a toothbrush and scrub the solution over the phone case.
- Continue scrubbing into all the nooks and corners of the phone case.
- Dip the toothbrush again in the mixture and clean it on the interior and exterior.
- Rinse it and use the soft cloth to dry it.
- Let it air dry for at least an hour.Once done put the phone case again back to your phone.
Follow this method weekly to remove chemicals that are harmful for the case as well as excess oil to prevent degradation of the material.
2nd Tip – Brilliance of Baking Soda
You must be wondering what baking soda can do in cleaning a phone case! In fact, baking soda works excellently well on various stains but it’s not guaranteed that it will remove all if it.
Let’s see the process
a) Take small amount of baking soda and sprinkle it over your phone case surface
- b) Take a wet toothbrush and scrub the baking soda into the stains
- c) Rinse the baking soda off and use a soft cloth to wipe rest of the water and wetness.
- d) Continue to rinse to remove any residual baking soda.
e) wipe again to dry
3rd Tip: RUBBING Alcohol
Alcohol disinfects your phone and using alcohol to disinfect your phone one a regular basis will help your phone to stay clean.
Process to follow
a) Take rubbing alcohol in spray bottle and a soft clot
b) Soak the cloth in alcohol and coat the phone case
c) Keep the phone with alcohol coated cloth for a while
d) Remove the alcohol coated cloth and use a dry soft cloth to wipe it clean
e) Air dry the case for an hour
This entire process may not clean your phone completely but it will free your pjone from harmful bacteria.
4th Tip: TOOTPASTE & PAINT THINNER
If all else fails, you could try using toothpaste and paint thinner.
This is the last resort if nothing works well for you.
Let’s take a look how it can be done-
a) Cover your phone case with toothpaste
b) Take a steel wool (generally used for washing utensils) and scrub the phone case
c) Rinse the toothpaste coating from the phone case
d) Coat in paint thinner
e) Scrub it again with steel wool
f) Wash away the paint thinner with water
Lastly if nothing is giving you desired result then it’s time to buy a new phone case. Say goodbye to your old one and start looking for a new better phone case.
Please note all the above tips are not final as we have no idea about the condition of your phone. MPG can guide you with quality phone case and tempered glass screen protector. Let’s know about your need.
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