Why does a cover yellow over time?

yellowish cover

La yellowish cover is something more normal than it may seem. All clear and white covers, especially these, tend to turn a darker, yellowish hue over time due to wear and tear and dirt. This generates a rather anti-aesthetic effect that is sometimes embarrassing to show, and that in turn makes users affected by this phenomenon of silicone or TPU avoid showing the case as if it were yellow teeth. However, just like teeth with a whitening treatment, there is also a solution for the cover, as we discussed in this article.

Why do I have a yellowish cover?

yellowish cover

The problem of transparent covers for phones is that they often turn a color that we're much more used to seeing in the old Tupperware containers our moms used to store leftover food in. You were probably wondering why your shiny phone case has turned an unpleasant yellow color, here is the answer!

If you want a cover that does not end up having this phenomenon, you can buy one in a different color than transparent.

The Most Common Types of Clear Phone Cases they are made of silicone because it is flexible, cheap and durable. However, as it ages, the material changes color. As it ages, it gets exposed to chemicals, heat, sweat, and whatever you won't admit to spilling on your phone (like wine you tried to wipe up quickly), and it ends up degrading quickly. It is a sign that the material is degrading if your phone case turns yellow.

And worst of all, it may seem that it is very dirty and that you have little hygiene, but it is likely that you have cleaned it a thousand times without success. Do not expect miracles from a case that is already yellowish, but it is true that there are more effective cleaning methods than others. First of all, make it clear that a cover that is yellow and very deteriorated is not going to be like the first day with any kind of homemade trick or industrial product. But yeah can improve, in part, its appearance.

Cleaning a yellowing sleeve

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There are some methods to be able to clean the cover yellowish phone, for this you should follow these tricks:

  • First of all, remove the cover of the mobile phone and never place it while it is wet. You should let it dry very well for a few hours before placing it on the mobile device, as moisture trapped between the mobile and the case could cause problems.
  • The phone cover can be cleaned with a solution of dish soap and warm water. To do this, mix two or three drops of dish detergent with a cup of warm water, and then rub the solution on your phone using an old toothbrush. Clean any spots that seem especially dirty, then rinse. After removing the cover, dry it well with a towel and let it air dry. Make sure the phone has dried thoroughly before putting the case back on. You can clean your phone cover this way weekly or fortnightly to reduce dust buildup.
  • To clean your yellowed case, rub it with baking soda. Lay the pillowcase on a clean towel, stained side up. Sprinkle baking soda on the mobile, especially in the areas where the stains are, and optionally add more baking soda if the stains are difficult. Use an old toothbrush dipped in cold water to scrub the case. Finally, wash the phone, dry it with a towel and let it air dry well. Baking soda is the best option for stubborn stains.
  • Un microfiber cloth moistened with alcohol works well to clean dirt from phone cases. Use a damp microfiber cloth to gently rub the case in a circular motion to remove any dirt from the corners and sides. Be sure to wipe down the cover with a clean microfiber cloth once it has dried. It is not necessary to soak the cloth, just moisten it. Using the damp microfiber cloth, gently rub the phone case to remove any dirt. If there is discoloration after using rubbing alcohol, do a patch test before using it on the case. If you can't remove the dirt with these tricks, buy a new phone case.

don't try others chemical products for household cleaning, nor mix products, as it can be dangerous and will not have the effect you expect. For example, avoid mixing bleach and ammonia at all costs, as it can create gases that are deadly.


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