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 I clean my AirPods with nail polish remover?
Nail polish remover is actually a dilute form of acetone, which dissolves plastics and coatings. You have permanently changed the chemical composition of the plastic, no different than if you had set it on fire. There is no fix, other than replacement. Acetone and plastics do not get along.
How do you clean ear wax out of AirPods?
To remove the wax and dirt that’s stuck inside the hollow of your AirPod speakers, just grab a small piece of Fun-Tak and stretch and knead it a bit to warm it up. Then press it against the speaker and few times and it’ll pick up the wax and dirt.
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.
Does Apple clean AirPods?
Apple Support suggests using a “soft, dry, lint-free cloth” to clean AirPods, but if you’ve tried you’ll know this doesn’t do much to help low or muffled sound quality. To bring that bass back you need to get the built up wax out. You need to do an AirPod deep clean.