Anyway to remove scratches from Apple Watch Sport screen?

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  1. toddsimon macrumors member

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    Is there anyway to remove or buff out the scratches?
     
  2. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately not. The options are: use a screen protector from day one (static cling or tempered glass that cover only the flat portions of the glass, or wet installs like Armor Suit - but good luck getting the corners to stay down, so neither are optimal), or purchase the Apple Watch with sapphire crystal.
     
  3. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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  4. nicho macrumors 68000

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    oleophobic coating is to (try to) prevent fingerprints from staying on the screen. how many other watches do you touch?
     
  5. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Good point, although I'm still surprised when I see people complain that their Apple Watch has smudges. ;-p

    It's easy enough to wipe them all clean with my shirt anyway. The sapphire crystals on my other watches have all stood up well, so I sprung for sapphire on my AW, too.
     
  6. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    Highly doubt most scratches are in the coating. Buff all you want, scratches will not be removed from an Apple Watch Sport.
     
  7. CobraPA macrumors 6502

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    And you can grab a kit to re-apply oleophobic coating after buffing if you want... I did that once on an iPhone that had been used for a year or more and seemed to have lost its fingerprint resistance.
     
  8. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    This would be true if Apple's Ion-X Glass were harder than sapphire.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    There are several threads on polishing out scratches on the Sport. A friend of mine has done this several times.

    I would not worry about the oleophobic coating, it is not worth replacing
     
  10. techguy69 macrumors regular

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    Are there any you can list?
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Just look at the "similar" threads, below!
     

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