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So I purchased a PC-9F recently because it is completely aluminum and very lightweight. It is a fantastic case but every single thing that hits it leaves a mark. It takes 15-30 minutes of scrubbing with a wet kitchen towel to get the stains off, every day.

My headphones earpads leave these huge black rings on the case, and fingerprint oils stick and are extremely difficult to remove.

I can't believe this wasn't mentioned in the reviews for the product. Anyway, does anyone know a faster way of getting rid of the stains instead of 30 minutes of scrubbing every day?
post #2 of 11
Thanks for the warning, you would expect better quality from a case that expensive
    
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Thanks for the warning, you would expect better quality from a case that expensive

I don't know if it is a matter of quality of not, but for a $120 I would definitely expect some type of anti-fingerprint coating. I don't think anyone understand how serious the issue is. It looks like someone put multiple mugs of coffee on my case and just let it drip. I really expected better from Lian Li overall. The case looks very nice but it is very poorly built. Don't know why they have such a good reputation. I knew I should have gone for the Arc Midi.
post #4 of 11
Its called maintenance.

I use the same stuff I use on my LCD screens to clean the fingerprints on my A05N, and I try not to touch it a lot. (how often do you really touch it?)
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I don't know if it is a matter of quality of not, but for a $120 I would definitely expect some type of anti-fingerprint coating. I don't think anyone understand how serious the issue is. It looks like someone put multiple mugs of coffee on my case and just let it drip. I really expected better from Lian Li overall. The case looks very nice but it is very poorly built. Don't know why they have such a good reputation. I knew I should have gone for the Arc Midi.

So much for a 5 star rating on newegg, it makes me wonder how much I can trust reviewers, One funny review I saw was someone who gave a monitor 2 stars because " It didn't have build in speakers)
    
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Its called maintenance.
I use the same stuff I use on my LCD screens to clean the fingerprints on my A05N, and I try not to touch it a lot. (how often do you really touch it?)

What do you mean maintenance? I had a NZXT Gamma and that was $40, and I only had to wipe that down once a month, and it took 2 minutes! Even that case was built better than this Lian Li. God, the internals in this case are horrible.

But yeah I don't care as much about the build quality as I do about it not attracting finger-prints. And I touch it a lot. Many, many times a day. I keep my phone charger, headphones, USB's and other things on my desktop.

Also does the LCD cleaner cause any kind of stain? I don't want to damage the case.
post #7 of 11
No stain at all. There are a bunch of threads on here about what to use to clean the brushed aluminum.

Alcohol swabs work as well.
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No stain at all. There are a bunch of threads on here about what to use to clean the brushed aluminum.
Alcohol swabs work as well.

CnH2n+1OH at your service
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post #9 of 11
Brushed aluminium tends to attract a lot of the oils that occur on your body. If you leave them on for long enough then they get etched into your case. I normally just use the sleeve of my shirt to wipe the side panels on my TJ07 as soon as I'm done messing around with it.
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Thanks for the warning, you would expect better quality from a case that expensive

The case could have been crafted by Leonardo da Vinci and it still wouldn't fix how fingerprints show up on brushed aluminum.
    
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