1. neil74's Avatar
    Feeling like a bit of an ***** today, picked up a bargain new LG G7 and the IMEI stick on the rear was practically welded on so in the end I tried to get the last remnants off using some warm soapy water and the rough side of a kitchen sponge.

    Net result massive scratching on the rear of the phone. I just assumed the sponge would be softer than Gorilla glass 5, clearly I was wrong.

    Anybody know how hard these sponges are on the Mohs scale vs GG5?
    03-24-2019 09:59 AM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    I don't think we've had anyone all that one before...
    That would really bum you out, brand new phone and all!
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    03-24-2019 11:11 AM
  3. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I'm sure it varies depending on sponge design, but I did some digging and some sponges contain silicone carbide. Silicone carbide rates 9-9.5 on the Mohs scale, so it's very possible you had something rather abrasive.
    neil74 likes this.
    03-24-2019 11:46 AM
  4. neil74's Avatar
    Yep, I feel like a proper ***** such a stupid thing to do.

    I’ve ordered an Oem replacement back cheap on eBay so May chance my arm further trying to fix it.
    03-24-2019 11:54 AM

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