How to clean a silicone case: little tricks
Silicone mobile phone case is in great demand today. It allows you to protect the device from mechanical damage, gives it a unique design, changing the color scheme. Therefore, after prolonged use of the phone, many are interested in the issue of caring for the case. We sort it out together.
To prevent the appearance of difficult to remove dirt on the silicone case, you should adhere to some rules in everyday use. Important:
- Use special wipes to clean the optics or computer monitor. Wet wipes can be a great alternative.
- You can clean the cover every day, and more often if noticeable spots appear on the product.
- Before using the device, wash your hands, wipe the phone after use with wet wipes.
The phone should not be in the same place with sharp elements, because they can damage it. The presence of small scratches negatively affects the attractiveness of the appearance, and also contributes to rapid pollution.
To wipe a silicone cover from various kinds of contaminants, various methods can be used.
To eliminate small contaminants, delicate methods are suitable, in order to get rid of serious stains, aggressive methods are needed.
To give the rubber cover its original appearance, it is worth taking advantage of what is always at hand.
To prepare a cleanser, you need to choose a little shower gel, shampoo, dishwashing liquid, liquid soap, as well as water, the amount of which depends on the size of the phone. These components must be thoroughly mixed before the appearance of foam.
Next, you need to completely immerse the cover in the prepared solution and leave it for about an hour. After that, the cover can be easily cleaned from dirt using a soft sponge. After cleaning it must be thoroughly wiped with a soft cloth.
To prepare a cleanser, mix soda with water until gruel is formed. Next, the mass must be applied to contaminated places and left to dry completely, then thoroughly rinse the baking soda from the product under running water and wipe it with a soft cloth.
To get rid of stubborn stains, more powerful products will be required.
They can be purchased at the pharmacy. They are presented in the form of small pieces of material previously moistened with isopropyl alcohol. Tight packaging prevents the evaporation of alcohol. Such wipes perfectly eliminate dirt, allow degreasing the surface of the cover.
Small packaging is mobile: you can always carry these napkins with you. They do not harm the silicone, but can adversely affect the product picture. (for example, if it is made of low-quality paint).
Soap solution and sponge
To begin with, the cover is soaked in soapy water, and then hard stains are wiped with a hard sponge. After cleaning, rinse the cover with clean water and wipe dry with a soft cloth. This option can erase the pattern, as well as turn the surface of the product from transparent to matte.
This method should be used only as a last resort, if other methods have not helped to eliminate pollution from the surface of the cover.
It is necessary to moisten a piece of cotton wool (cloth) in acetone, rub the contaminated area. This method can be used as a last resort, since acetone easily erases the pattern from the case. You can try this tool in a small area of the product to check its effect in general on the cover material.
How to eliminate yellowness?
Silicone covers eventually lose their attractive appearance, turn yellow. To get rid of yellowness, you should use one of these methods:
- It is necessary to prepare a special mixture of water, soda and ammonia. All components should be mixed in equal proportions, applied to the cover and left for 20 minutes. After the product must be thoroughly washed in warm water and wiped with a soft cloth.
- The silicone case should be smeared with toothpaste using a toothbrush, left for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water. If the product does not bleach, the cleaning procedure can be repeated.
With prolonged use, the silicone case may become darker than it was at the very beginning. To give it its former attractiveness, it is worth using citric acid. This substance is widely used for cleaning various things, as it is famous for its excellent properties.
To eliminate the darkening of the cover, moisten a cloth in a solution of citric acid, then wipe the entire product. After cleaning, rinse the cover thoroughly to completely remove citric acid from the product. Prolonged contact with citric acid may damage the surface of the case.
It is worth taking care of hand protection and performing all actions with gloves.
How to eliminate old spots?
For quick and effective elimination of old spots, you can use improvised means:
- Weak solution of detergents containing chlorine. It must be applied to the product with a cotton swab or brush.
- A pasty made from soda and water. It will allow you to perfectly remove the dirt, which is firmly eaten into the surface of the cover.
- Alcohol-containing solution. If you soak the product in such a solution, you can easily remove the marks from a pen or felt-tip pen.
- Toothpaste. The tool is ideal for removing old and greasy stains. It should be applied to the cover with a soft brush.
How to return whiteness?
A snow-white cover is impractical in operation, since any kind of traces and dirt are immediately visible on it. But even a white product can be restored to its original appearance using various methods.
For its preparation, you can use any liquid detergent, as well as water. The components should be taken in a ratio of 1: 3. You should take a cloth or soft sponge and wipe the places of dirt without effort. After cover, rinse thoroughly with water. This option will eliminate dust, as well as remove light pollution.
Milk protein bath
This option perfectly displays old spots. To prepare such a bath you will need one whipped protein and a little milk. You should take a paper towel, blot it in a solution and apply to a contaminated area. When the treated areas have dried, use a soft brush to clean the product.
It is necessary to take half a head of onions and rub the contaminated places well on the juicy side. Onion juice perfectly breaks down the dirt, so after cleaning the dirt will not leave even a trace. There will only be an onion smell, but to eliminate it, just wipe the cover 2 or 3 times with a damp cloth.
Visual methods for cleaning the silicone case, see below.