Oleophobic coating

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Samtb, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    Can wiping the screen hard remove oleophobic coating?
     
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    maflynn

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    Over time, yes. Its all dependent on hard you wipe, and how often. It may last the life of the phone, or may start wearing away sooner.

    I recall an old iPhone lost the coating in spots where I was constantly swiping.


    Because its a coating that is not impregnated into the glass it could be worn off from excessive use
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Instead of wiping your screen with excessive force, use a microfiber cloth after fogging with your breath. If you got it really nasty with food, "slightly" dampen the cloth.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    Since most people can't tell if it's there or not (as evidenced by the threads asking about wiping it off, how long it lasts, etc...), I think I'm going to start selling "oleophobic coating in a jar".

    "For the low low price of $39.99 ($5.00 discount for MR users!) you too can re-apply the coating you can't even tell you have!"

    Send me orders.

    *Product may or may not work, and may look suspiciously like a jar of air.
     
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    chumawumba

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    Sorry but Amazon already implemented your idea for a cheaper price. Free shipping too.
    http://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Finger...1374785811&sr=8-1&keywords=oleophobic+coating
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    I was concerned about the coating wearing off. But after 2 years of what represents heavy use for me it's fine. Granted, I'm not fanatical about keeping the screen clean.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    Wiping too hard can cause hemorrhoids kids.
     

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