Everyday we are receiving questions regarding the longevity of our Apple Watch Bands. Do the colours wash out quickly? Won’t the metal parts turn green? Although all iWearLab straps are made of highest-quality materials, we always stress the importance of keeping the Apple Watch Band clean. But how to do it? Read this blog post to find out.
NOTE: Before you clean any of your Apple Watch Bands, make sure you remove if from your watch first!
Take care of your Metal Bands
Metal bands should be cleaned with a microfibre cloth. Make sure you wipe away all the dust or dirt. Oil based lubricants may be used for adaptor mechanism. In order to preserve your metal band’s plating properties, avoid contact with cleaning agents, beauty products, water and chemicals. Also, don’t forget to store your Apple Watch Band in a cloth bag to protect it from other jewellery and elements.
Take care of your Leather Bands
Clean your leather band with a dry microfibre cloth to wipe off both sides. Then, dampen — do not soak — a jewellery cloth or microfibre cloth and apply a tiny drop of mild hand soap on it. Rub gently your band surface, applying light pressure. With another damp cloth, gently wipe the leather clean. Don’t use too much water, as it can cause damage to the leather (Do not use any chemical cleaners). Let the strap air dry thoroughly. Condition the leather with your favourite leather oil or conditioner to soften and protect it if you want to. Oil based lubricants may be used for metal bands and adaptor mechanism.
Take care of your Silicone Bands
Clean your silicone band with a dampened nonabrasive, lint-free cloth and let your band air dry thoroughly. If the band has some stubborn stains, try to sprinkle a small amount of baking soda mixed with water on the spot and scrub the spot with your old toothbrush.
Take care of your Nylon Bands
Clean your nylon band with a dampened nonabrasive, lint-free cloth and let your band air dry thoroughly. If the band is very dirty, use 1 cup of water together with 1 tsp of baking soda and 1 tsp of dish soap. Mix the ingredients together in a bowl. Soak the band in the water for 10-12 hours (make sure entire band is covered with water). Take the band out of the water and use an old toothbrush to brush it down slightly from each side. Then rinse it under a fresh water until the soap is gone. Dry it with towel and let it air dry thoroughly.
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