Car Wax on screen?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gigaguy, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Sometime amateur car detailer here, and one of the things that works good on car windows, (not windshield) is very light car wax, not the carnauba, but the silicone types. It makes the glass super smooth, resists spots, water runs right off. I've used it on my patio doors and even a glass table, makes the glass like Teflon.
    Anyone brave enough to try it on the iPad screen?
    I know some one posted they used it on their screen protector, to make it slicker.
     
  2. Fireworld macrumors member

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    Well since it's your idea, i think you should test it and let us know.
     
  3. tkadrum macrumors member

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    picture worth a thousand words, so please post one for us.
     
  4. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    I think you should volunteer.

    Good luck-
     
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  6. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    I seem to recall a product announcement about 2 days ago for some stick of carnauba wax that you rubbed on the screen to prevent fingerprints, make it smoother, cure baldness, etc. Said it was specifically for mobile devices. That said — I'll pass.
     
  7. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Some people have done it already on an iPhone. You can probably find the thread if you search.

    Either way, it's not a good idea to put car wax on your screen. You never know what it'll do to the glass's clarity or oleophobic coating.
     
  8. silroc macrumors 6502

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    Your sig doesn't support your advice- you're a fraud
     
  9. FeaRThiS macrumors 6502

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    lol
     
  10. bjobes macrumors regular

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    I use the same stuff I use to polish my glass fish tank. Works great on the Ipad, iPhone and glasses too:D

    It really does help

    [​IMG]
     
  11. maclaptop macrumors 65816

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    A strong yet seemingly accurate comment.
     
  12. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    This strikes me as a very bad idea. Car waxes are made for a very different environment, and to protect a very different material, than comprises an iPad screen.

    Doing something like this poses all sorts of unknown risks: Will the wax damage the olephobic coating? Will it scratch the glass? Perhaps most importantly, there is a risk of wax getting into the iPad itself via the switch and speaker opening, and compromising the performance of the screen or the iPad itself.

    But perhaps most importantly: It promises no conceivable benefit. The iPad's screen shows fingerprints. But so does the surface of even the most perfectly waxed automobile. And I don't plan on leaving my iPad out in the rain.

    Don't do it. Find something elese to talk about.
     
  13. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    But the screen already has an oleophobic coating that wipes clean. :confused:
     
  14. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately, the oleophobic coating wipes clean after about a week, to leave smudges every time you try to wipe it with the same cloth.
     
  15. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't sound like a good idea to get it wet. And whatever you do, never feed it after midnight.
     
  16. Animalk macrumors 6502

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    As someone who waxes his cars often. This is a very bad idea.
     
  17. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    No way.

    My almost year old iP4 still wipes clean with ease.
     
  18. DocD, Aug 20, 2015
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    The best and cheapest you can get is Smittys Glass Wax. One small bottle less than $10.00 and includes the cloth. One bottle will last 5 years for both your phone and tablet.
     
  19. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    I use this stuff on my sunglasses and it works very well for that. http://www.smittysglasswax.com
     

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