1. Chitown28's Avatar
    Hey guys i dunno if its my tpu case causing the aluminum shiny trim to fade or if my phone came this way cause i didnt really look at the trim till now and noticed the front trim going around the phone is starting to fade but yet the back trim is still shiny aluminum now the pic im showing of the fading trim is not as bad as the pic looks it still shines but its more dull then the back [ATTACH=CONFIG]15091Aluminum trim fading? Take your case around your note 4 off and tell me if you notice what i am-20141127_001548.jpgAluminum trim fading? Take your case around your note 4 off and tell me if you notice what i am-20141127_001607.jpgAluminum trim fading? Take your case around your note 4 off and tell me if you notice what i am-20141127_001649.jpg2[/ATTACH]Aluminum trim fading? Take your case around your note 4 off and tell me if you notice what i am-vdgrhrhtj.jpg
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    11-27-2014 12:05 AM
  2. Gator352's Avatar
    All unpainted/uncovered aluminum will fade in some sort. Depending on humidity or how dirty your fingers/hands are dictates how fast it starts to look dull. And yes, it's normal.

    Just take a buffing cloth or micro fiber cloth and buff it. If you're good with your hands, you can also use some aluminum polish.... It will clean it right up. Just be careful...

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    11-27-2014 07:22 PM
  3. Chitown28's Avatar
    I had the same tpu case on my note 3 and it still looked the same a year later.....
    11-27-2014 08:01 PM
  4. Rally Android's Avatar
    I work in the sheetmetal industry. If the exposed aluminum doesn't have some kind of coating on it, like a clear anodized coat, it will start to oxidize.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-27-2014 09:14 PM
  5. FBA's Avatar
    #1920 - Autosol Anodized Aluminum Polish - 75ml Tube

    Just be careful with it when polishing...
    11-28-2014 04:31 AM
  6. Gator352's Avatar
    I work in the sheetmetal industry. If the exposed aluminum doesn't have some kind of coating on it, like a clear anodized coat, it will start to oxidize.

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    This is what I was trying to say.....you said it much better! The word I was looking for was "oxidation" but was having a brain fart!
    11-28-2014 04:57 AM
  7. Yogi217's Avatar
    Fading and light scratches.... Oh well.
    11-28-2014 06:12 AM
  8. rsawitzky's Avatar
    I had the same tpu case on my note 3 and it still looked the same a year later.....
    That's because the note 3 had faux metal edges, it was paint/plastic.
    11-28-2014 08:58 AM

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