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smart cover rubbing off?

Discussion in 'iPad 2 Forum' started by sjleworthy, Mar 11, 2011.

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    sorry guys, did i hear rumours the new leather smart covers rub off or leave residue on the screen? or did i imagine it?
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    Just the leather. It's dyed leather, so some color will rub off for a while, especially if you get it wet. Shouldn't' get on the screen as the inside is a microfiber cloth.

    But that's just the nature of the beast with dyed leather. Shouldn't be any problem with the plastic ones.
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    Some kinds of leather dyes will rub off, for example, if you bought a DIY dye kit from the shops and applied it to a finished product, and cannot 'bake' the product to seal the dye in. However, if you are making a leather product in the factory and thus can dye and bake the leather *before* you stitch and produce the finished item, then there is absolutely no chance that the dye will rub off.

    If Apple are producing a leather item which inherently has non-fast dye, then I would question their production methods (maybe they are cutting corners in order to roll out product faster). I have been owning and using leather products for over twenty years, and have never had a single finished item where the dye ever 'came off'.

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