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By CheapGuy, Junior Member on 23rd December 2011, 05:33 AM
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Beware of the cheap eBay cases. I've tried several styles and one has basically ruined the painted trim on one of our NTs. Ironically the cheaper one with the elastic straps causes the least amount (no) damage while the ones with the "leather" frame-type holder has rubbed off or damaged the trim on another of our NTs. The elastic straps also do a better job of holding the NT since the "leather" trim ones has begun to stretch and allow the tablet to slide around.
 
 
23rd December 2011, 06:49 AM |#2  
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Could you post a pictures?
23rd December 2011, 05:39 PM |#3  
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I got a Moko Folio case off amazon that did something similar. It put dyed black dots all over where the felt-ish backing touched the nook. My fix was to put a skinomi on so the dots would not get worse but I am still disappointed.
23rd December 2011, 06:23 PM |#4  
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yea i bought one of those cheap cases on ebay for like 18 bucks. i am starting to see some leather stains on my NT... any ideas on how to get rid of them? i already tried rubbing alcohol which didn't work, my next idea is to use vinegar...
23rd December 2011, 06:26 PM |#5  
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yea i bought one of those cheap cases on ebay for like 18 bucks. i am starting to see some leather stains on my NT... any ideas on how to get rid of them? i already tried rubbing alcohol which didn't work, my next idea is to use vinegar...

I bought a cheap silicone sleeve and cheap neoprene soft case. I'm going to try them out tonight and update my thread afterwards as to how they work.
24th December 2011, 12:44 AM |#6  
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Could you post a pictures?

I'm hoping it's just the color from the cover but I tried to clean it off and it didn't work.

Sorry it took so long, but here are the pics - excuse the dirty screen - seems like the screen savers smear up more that the unprotected screen:
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24th December 2011, 03:04 AM |#7  
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yea i bought one of those cheap cases on ebay for like 18 bucks. i am starting to see some leather stains on my NT... any ideas on how to get rid of them? i already tried rubbing alcohol which didn't work, my next idea is to use vinegar...

You can try oxalic acid containing products ("Barkeeper's Friend") and if that doesn't work it's pretty permanent. It's stronger than vinegar but it's the same idea; it should be safe on plastics. This is assuming it IS a stain and not rubbed off (the above looks rubbed off).
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27th December 2011, 11:45 AM |#8  
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I'm hoping it's just the color from the cover but I tried to clean it off and it didn't work.

Sorry it took so long, but here are the pics - excuse the dirty screen - seems like the screen savers smear up more that the unprotected screen:

I bought the same case in those pics and took the same cornholing . I tried all kinds of stuff to clean it and stopped just short of acetone. Right now my nt has a Skinomi skin on it, but when that eventually gets scuffed up and removed, I'll try that barkeeper's friend suggestion.

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20th January 2012, 12:06 AM |#9  
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The same thing happened to me.
I bought cheap "leather" case from ebay. After I noticed this thread I checked my Nook and it has these marks
It is a first time a have such issues with cheap ebay cases.
It looks like it is a stain not a rubbing off of nook plastic.
Probably it is a black dye from fake suede used as liner migrated to the nook plastic.
Plastic used in Nook definitely is a factor.
I wish I noticed this thread before I used the case. I ordered new one from BN.
I would greatly appreciate if somebody shares a way to remove these marks.
20th January 2012, 05:35 PM |#10  
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try the speck fitfolio, picked mine up from amazon. works pretty good, doesn't cover the front and it has a soft suede backing so no problems with scuffs
23rd February 2012, 05:02 AM |#11  
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Has anyone tried those types of cases that have fabric (rather leather/"suede") inner backing?
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