Paint problems: The color of the Apple iPhone 7 (Plus) is exploding

Even with very careful handling, the paint can peel off. What to do?

Apple iPhone 7 Plus in rose gold: Anyone who teases anywhere risks not only scratches, but also that the paint flakes off. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer
Apple iPhone 7 Plus in rose gold: Anyone who teases anywhere risks not only scratches, but also that the paint flakes off. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

[unpaid advertising because product test] The Apple iPhone 7 has been on the market for several weeks now. We have been down since the end of Septemberrtest and by and large, the smartphone is fully developed and a perfect everyday companion. Only one flaw has struck us: Short somewhere infected with the iPhone 7 and the color goes off.

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Since you look so much on his favorite new piece of jewelry on and still bangs now and then with the iPhone 7 at. With luck you will not see anything. With a bit of bad luck you have caught a small scratch. When paint from Apple's iPhone 7 it may not be there: the paint is bursting and the underlying aluminum comes to light. So what can you do?


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Problem with the Apple iPhone 7: Color goes off

Exactly as it happened with us: Once briefly triggered somewhere already the paint has flaked on the iPhone 7 in matt black, so the underlying silver-colored aluminum came to light. Only at a small point down near the Lightning port. But the spot quickly grew bigger and if we had not done anything, the paint would quickly have flaked off in a larger area. This problem is created by the fact that on the smooth aluminum of the iPhone 7 hardly a paint holds and therefore already a small unevenness in the surface trigger a chain reaction, which then ensures that gradually more and more paint from the iPhone 7 flakes off. So we had to do something quickly, so that not more color goes off the iPhone 7. What can you do now to solve the problem with the paint to fix?

On the iPhone, the color goes off: what to do?

The problem with the color, which goes off the iPhone 7, is purely cosmetic and optical nature, so we are not Apple Support or an authorized dealer, but have the problem even taken in hand: We had to at least try the further flaking of the paint on the iPhone 7 to stop. Only with a matt black acrylic pencil from the craft shop. The acrylic color matched well with the matte black of the iPhone 7. The problem: After a few hours, the paint was peeled off again, as it was also does not hold on the smooth aluminum, Trying 1 had failed and daily the gap in the matt black surface of the iPhone 7 became larger. So what helps against the paint problem?

With a car paint pen was the problem with the flaking paint on the iPhone 7 finally fix. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer iphone 7 plus matt black 128 gb
With a car paint pen was the problem with the flaking paint on the iPhone 7 finally fix. Photo: Sascha Tegtmeyer

The paint is off: iPhone 7 issue can be fixed

Only attempt Two managed to remedy the situation: We ordered a matte black car paint pen from the internet at a large mail order company and applied the matt black paint to the spot where the paint goes off on the iPhone 7. Unfortunately, the car paint did not match the colors and you can see the correction below on the color of the iPhone 7, For the car paint holds bomb proof and even stick permanently on the surface. This has two advantages: Once you hardly see the place where the paint went off on the iPhone 7. Second, it prevents even more color from the iPhone 7.


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It worked that way for us. Of course, copying is at your own risk. If in doubt, you should consult an authorized Apple dealer to solve the problem with the paint on the iPhone 7 to be corrected.

Update from the 01. February 2017: Beware of chipped paint on the iPhone 7 - the problem is persistent!

Meanwhile, a few months have passed and the spot where the paint has flaked on the iPhone 7, I could hide for a short time using a paint pen for cars. But not for long! On the smooth aluminum of the iPhone 7 does not even hold a bomb-proof car paint in matte black. Much worse: Once the protective car paint has crumbled and the aluminum is exposed again, the matt black paint of the iPhone 7 flakes even further. That's why I have no solution to finally stopping the problem. The car paint lasts at least a few days and weeks before it crumbles again. Therefore, only two things currently help: First, only then do not create a scratch or secondly, protect the scratch well from further abrasion, as soon as a scratch has arisen.

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About Sascha Tobias Tegtmeyer 95 Article
As a journalist, passionate diver and ambitious stand up paddler, I've become more and more specialized in water sports topics. For several years as an online editor, content and SEO manager for the year Top Special Verlag in Hamburg, I edited the leading diving portal TAUCHEN.de editorially and am at home in the water sports industry. My passion is the sea and all the activities that can be practiced on, in, on and under water. To give this child a name, I created www.just-wanderlust.com - for all people who love the sea - love to travel and water sports like diving, surfing, stand up paddling.