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Does the rainbow finish on Littmann stethoscopes wear out?

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Has 6 years experience.

I've been in the market for a new stethoscope and want to splurge on one of the more pricey ones. I like the all black with rainbow finish but I saw a post in the past where someone said the finish starting fading after about 2 years. Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks!

I've been in the market for a new stethoscope and want to splurge on one of the more pricey ones. I like the all black with rainbow finish but I saw a post in the past where someone said the finish starting fading after about 2 years. Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks!

I have the raspberry one with rainbow finish. It has not faded at all. I follow littmann's cleaning instructions and don't use bleach wipes on it, not sure if that has made a difference.

Red Kryptonite

Specializes in hospice. Has 3 years experience.

I have the raspberry one with rainbow finish. It has not faded at all. I follow littmann's cleaning instructions and don't use bleach wipes on it, not sure if that has made a difference.

This makes me happy because I'm going to order this one for school.

I have the carribbean blue with rainbow head and it has not faded at all in over 3 years

~PedsRN~, BSN, RN

Specializes in Acute Care Pediatrics. Has 4 years experience.

I have the carribbean blue with rainbow head and it has not faded at all in over 3 years

Same!

dine saw

Has 6 years experience.

Thanks all! I think I will go for it! :yes:

sallyrnrrt, ADN, RN

Specializes in critical care, ER,ICU, CVSURG, CCU.

one of mine is caribbean blue rainbow, no problems at all ;)

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