1. AugustVance's Avatar
    Hey everyone, I am thinking about trading a friend my silver x for their space grey. I usually have black phones and I miss the sleekness of the space grey. His hasn’t starting scratching yet but I know unlike the silver you can’t buff out the scratches. I’m only asking here because I trust opinions on the forum and when I google search all I am going to find is stories of scratched space grey iPhones because most people won’t/shouldn’t report their iPhones are working as intended.

    TL;DR

    Is your space grey scratching? What happened to make it scratch? Thanks
    02-22-2018 10:32 AM
  2. tadpoles's Avatar
    Mine has not scratched, that I’ve noticed, but I do keep it in a slim case at all times. I would imagine that if you don’t keep it in a case it will indeed scratch sooner or later.
    02-22-2018 10:47 AM
  3. mogelijk's Avatar
    My impression (and limited experience) is that the Space Gray doesn't really scratch unless you "damage" your device -- something like a drop directly on the side.
    02-22-2018 01:56 PM
  4. John Yester's Avatar
    Nope no issue here.
    02-22-2018 02:01 PM
  5. AugustVance's Avatar
    Mine has not scratched, that I’ve noticed, but I do keep it in a slim case at all times. I would imagine that if you don’t keep it in a case it will indeed scratch sooner or later.
    Thanks. I figured only direct hard impact would actually damage it.
    02-22-2018 02:11 PM
  6. AugustVance's Avatar
    My impression (and limited experience) is that the Space Gray doesn't really scratch unless you "damage" your device -- something like a drop directly on the side.
    That’s what I was thinking as well. Thanks. The space grey is gorgeous.
    02-22-2018 02:12 PM
  7. AugustVance's Avatar
    Nope no issue here.
    Thanks. Do you wireless charge a lot or plug in the charger? How is the wear around the lighting port?
    02-22-2018 02:13 PM
  8. John Yester's Avatar
    Wireless charge at night and plug in, in the car. Besides dust. Nothing major
    02-22-2018 02:16 PM
  9. bakron1's Avatar
    I had my space grey model since the launch day and it never had a scratch on it and the silver model I traded it for seems to be holding up well too, I always keep it in an Apple OEM leather case.
    02-22-2018 03:01 PM
  10. eyecrispy's Avatar
    No issues here. Mine is also in the Apple leather case with the bottom exposed. Not a single scratch.
    02-22-2018 05:42 PM
  11. bobpet63's Avatar
    No issue with mine. It’s in a tech21 case.
    02-22-2018 09:32 PM
  12. msm0511's Avatar
    I don't have any scratches on mine yet, but I did notice at an Apple Store that all the Space Grey Xs had the coating rubbing off and was showing silver around the Lightning port. Not really scratches, just the coating wearing off.
    02-23-2018 06:57 AM
  13. firedept10's Avatar
    Nothing on mine. Keep it in a case so less likely to scratch.
    02-23-2018 08:13 AM
  14. Garz's Avatar
    A small piece chipped on on the bottom of mine. Bright silver now showing. Used Apple leather case when it happened and have no idea how it happened. Now that it chipped, i don’t even use a case anymore. If it breaks, I have AC+.
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    02-23-2018 01:22 PM
  15. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I wish I got the space gray, but it shows fingerprints more than the silver. But still, the space gray is gorgeous.

    I don't think you have to worry about it scratching if you have a case for it.
    02-23-2018 02:25 PM
  16. violetjune's Avatar
    A small piece chipped on on the bottom of mine. Bright silver now showing. Used Apple leather case when it happened and have no idea how it happened. Now that it chipped, i don’t even use a case anymore. If it breaks, I have AC+.
    Use a black sharpie
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    02-23-2018 03:25 PM
  17. Garz's Avatar
    Use a black sharpie
    I did. It wears off over time. Just had to redo again yesterday.
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    02-23-2018 04:02 PM
  18. AugustVance's Avatar
    I did. It wears off over time. Just had to redo again yesterday.
    I wonder what this looks like. Can you take a picture?
    02-23-2018 06:52 PM
  19. violetjune's Avatar
    I did. It wears off over time. Just had to redo again yesterday.
    what about those little bottles of car paint at the auto stores for touching up a nick on your car? That’s more permanent than a sharpie.
    02-23-2018 10:24 PM
  20. AugustVance's Avatar
    Thanks for all the reply’s and de concerning messages. I traded for the beauty of space grey and I am in love. So beautiful. Now to find a nice case to show it off while protected. Any recommendations?
    nikkisharif likes this.
    02-23-2018 11:24 PM
  21. Garz's Avatar
    I wonder what this looks like. Can you take a picture?
    Not really big enough to get a picture of it. But here is a friends who noticed then when they took off their speck case. I posted this here a couple of months ago.
    02-24-2018 12:25 AM
  22. Garz's Avatar
    what about those little bottles of car paint at the auto stores for touching up a nick on your car? That’s more permanent than a sharpie.
    No way I’m painting the phone. It’s never going to be a smooth surface once you touch it up with touch up paint.
    Last edited by Garz; 02-24-2018 at 08:25 AM.
    violetjune likes this.
    02-24-2018 12:26 AM
  23. violetjune's Avatar
    No way I’m painting the phone. It’s never going to be a smooth surface once you touch it up with rough up paint.
    your definitely right ! LOL
    02-24-2018 01:15 AM
  24. msm0511's Avatar
    No way I’m painting the phone. It’s never going to be a smooth surface once you touch it up with rough up paint.
    I thought about getting black fingernail polish to dot on the ding on my Space Black Apple Watch, but I was worried the chemicals might react with the coating on the watch. I also though about a Sharpie as well.
    02-24-2018 08:04 AM
  25. Garz's Avatar
    I thought about getting black fingernail polish to dot on the ding on my Space Black Apple Watch, but I was worried the chemicals might react with the coating on the watch. I also though about a Sharpie as well.
    I sharpie does help. I did that. Just wore off after a couple of weeks.
    msm0511 likes this.
    02-24-2018 08:26 AM
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