Over time, the transparent covers that protect our mobile devices turn yellowish. It does not matter if it is a cheap and simple cover or one from a reputable brand . In the end, whether you like it or not, they all end up with that unattractive color.
However, there are some cleaning tips and tricks that can help you regain that characteristic transparency . That is why below we bring you a series of alternatives that you can use to give your favorite case a second chance.
How to properly clean a yellowish transparent cover
Cleaning a yellow transparent case is a simple task. However, there are many factors that can influence the result. In some cases, cleaning will bring back the transparency of the case. Although it is also likely that it is too late for the cover or that the washing is not enough .
Also, the quality of the material plays an important role , as there is a greater chance that cleaning will pay off in a better quality product. Therefore, take all of these factors into consideration when cleaning a yellow transparent case.
Remember, in the end the last thing you lose is hope. So don't hesitate to try these simple cleaning methods:
1. Use soap and water
The first step is really easy, since everyone probably has soap and water at home. However, this method is the least efficient on the list. Although it is quite useful to leave the case clean and resplendent . To start, take a container and fill it with soapy water .
Try to use a mild soap , otherwise it could damage the cover. Next, take a cloth, sponge or toothbrush and moisten it to clean the case.
It should be noted that the brush is the most practical option , since it allows you to reach any corner and rub for a much more complete cleaning.
Lastly, rinse the case in clean water to remove any soap residue. Take a clean towel or cloth and proceed to dry the cover. Then leave the cover on the towel and let it air dry for at least half an hour .
2. Use rubbing alcohol
The following method is a complement to the previous step, as it is practical to remove stains that soap and water could not . To get started, you should have a clean microfiber cloth and some rubbing alcohol .
Dip the microfiber cloth in the isopropyl alcohol and proceed to rub the outside and inside of the transparent casing of your Xiaomi mobile. Try to make circular movements without applying too much pressure as you could damage the case.
When you're done rubbing the alcohol wipe over the protective sleeve, grab another clean, dry microfiber cloth to remove any excess moisture. Then let the cover dry on a clean surface for at least ten minutes.
3. Infallible baking soda with lemon juice (the best option)
Baking soda with lemon is one of those homemade tricks that works for everything. From removing underarm stains from your shirt, to removing those annoying yellowish stains from the transparent phone case. This method offers very good results , and for that reason we decided to leave it last.
With the lemon juice and the baking soda, make a paste with which you are going to cover the back of the cover . Let the mixture work for at least an hour .
After that time, take a sponge or toothbrush and rub the paste in circular movements without applying pressure . To finish, rinse the case with clean water and let it air dry on a clean cloth.
4. Don't forget to use bleach
Another product that you can find at home, and that can also be used to clean your transparent yellow case, is bleach. Since this is a fairly strong cleaning product, you will only need to use a little . Extended use or applying exorbitant amounts could damage the case.
Take the bleach and pour a small amount into a container where you can lay the cover horizontally . Put the transparent shell in the bowl of bleach and let it sit for a few minutes.
Then, remove the cover and run it through clean water . Be careful with your clothes as bleach can leave stains.
Is it possible to prevent a transparent cover from turning yellow?
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, all transparent covers will end up obtaining that yellowish hue . This is mainly due to the silicone material.
Even if it is cheap or a good brand, it will turn yellow over time anyway. So if you want a transparent case that doesn't take on that shade, try purchasing a non-silicone one .
However, below we offer you a series of useful tips to extend the life of your transparent silicone covers:
- Wash your case: Cleaning the protective case once a week can help you delay the appearance of yellow stains on the transparent case of your mobile.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun: The passage of time and continuous use are not the only enemies of transparency. Sunlight also favors the formation of yellowish spots on transparent silicone cases, so it is advisable not to leave your phone in the sun for a long time.
- Maintain good hygiene on your hands: sweat, dirt, traces left by our hands on the cover influence the appearance of yellow stains on the shells.
It is advisable to have clean hands when handling the cover. Although if you see that the case begins to look bad, perform one of the cleaning methods that we detail above in the article.