- 11-28-2012, 06:18 AM #1
Hi, question to all owners of matte Lumia 920 phones. I bought my phone 4 days ago and today I noticed that polycarbonate shell has some sort of blotches, some places are more shiny. It looks like some parts got matte polished away. Or maybe it's just greasy? I tried cleaning whole back with glassess cleaning cloth moistened with alcohol but no dice. Is there any way to clean away that blotches or is that polycarbonate so soft that 4 days of carrying it in my pocket polished some parts so they are no longer matte?
11-29-2012, 01:48 AM #14
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They are not stains, after i notice them i ran to the AT&T store and bought a Zagg invisible shield full body. I told the guy to clean the phone very well before applying it and i emphasized and pointed at the "stains" and they didn't go away after he cleaned it. It's seems that the matte finish fades away. It happened to me one day after buying the phone
- 11-29-2012, 08:53 AM #15
Those can't be polishing of a polycarbonate as shape and placement of those "things" are strange. I have one straight line across device 1 inch from the bottom and one small blotch near it. Places which have barely any contact with other moving surfaces. Maybe hot water will clean it away
- 11-29-2012, 09:20 AM #16
Mine has one or two areas and you can actually clearly see them when you run a wet cloth over it. Any grease and moisture will bring them back over time. After cleaning nothing can be seen when dry. I believe its from injection molding process and alignment and density of the PC was probably not uniform. Also possible that black paint in the pc melt was not uniform. This is then transferred through the matte finish. 2 cents from a chemist.
it gives my phone my own personal character - there - it's a feature ;)
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- 11-29-2012, 11:28 PM #18
this same stuff (contact patches) happens with computer keyboards and other plastic products with a matte finish that you also touch with your hands or fingers. if you wipe the body of the device with a microfiber cloth like you'd use for cleaning glasses (but not one you'd use for cleaning glasses, as it's probably slightly oily), it'd likely remove most of the shine. my matte cyan device is still matte cyan with no really noticeable fingerprints or anything after 10 days of ownership.
- 11-30-2012, 04:44 PM #19
- 11-30-2012, 08:11 PM #20
Dang It, I waited two weeks for my Cyan 920, and now it's arriving tomorrow and I find out that it will start looking like two year old keyboard in matter of days .... NOW on top of soft daylight pictures, battery issues, housing separation on top side, bricking and rattling, I have to worry about this .... OOOoooo NOKIA WHY do I LOVE you so much ?
- 11-30-2012, 09:35 PM #21
If nothing was wrong with your phone you'd be convinced that something must be wrong after reading all the posts here. Then you start searching and digging and investigating and dissecting until you finally find something that is wrong with it. Then you feel bad and you try to find other people who feel bad
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- 11-30-2012, 10:36 PM #22
- 12-01-2012, 02:48 AM #24
I agree that people are freaking out a bit too much over this. However, I think its a legitimate concern. I was upset when my evo had paint chip around the charging port... But that was months down the road, not weeks.
Anyway, ime the black is way more noticeable than the cyan. The only reason I noticed the cyan had the issue too is because I made it a point to look for it. It doesn't catch the light like the black does.
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