You never should have used acetone to clean them.
It is a strong solvent and you are lucky it didn’t dissolve them.
The acetone probably stripped the final finish off of them and there is no way to restore it, sorry.
How to clean your AirPods and keep them clean!
Can you clean AirPods with nail polish remover?
nail polish remover is designed to strip off paint color, what else do you think it does? In this case, the paint finish of the AirPods mesh stripped off from the chemicals. In this case, the paint finish of the AirPods mesh stripped off from the chemicals.
What can I use to clean my AirPods?
Clean your EarPods
Use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. Make sure not to get any liquid in the openings. Clean the microphone and speaker meshes gently with a dry cotton swab. Remove any debris from the meshes with a clean, dry, soft-bristled brush.
How do I make my AirPods shine again?
Step 2: Use alcohol and cotton to clean the AirPods/charging case. Repeat Step 1 if scratch marks remained. Step 3: To turn the sanded matte surface to a shiny surface, follow the next step. Step 4: Wet the surface with cotton and water, use P3000 sandpaper to gently polish the surface.
Does rubbing alcohol ruin AirPods?
Water or rubbing alcohol is not recommended by Apple, however it can bring results if used carefully. Always wet the cloth being used to clean, not the AirPods themselves. Never get liquid inside the openings of the AirPods! A dry toothbrush can push away dirt in the main AirPods openings if used gently.