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shaud

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Does anyone know if the gold SS have a diamond like coating? I can’t seem to find an answer anywhere.
 

Relentless Power

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Does anyone know if the gold SS have a diamond like coating? I can’t seem to find an answer anywhere.

There is no confirmation that it will include a DLC finish, my thoughts are that it will be exactly like the regular stainless, so it will show scratches. I don't know how the Gold will react if using a polishing cloth to remove the scratches.
 

KarimLeVallois

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Awaiting confirmation from Stan Ng at Apple...

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Hi Karim,
It is a PVD process. Thanks.

-stan
 
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Relentless Power

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It is PVD. Will be interesting to see how it wears, but should be a pretty sturdy finish.

If it’s anything like the PVD coating on the stainless bands for the space gray iPhone X, it should be fairly durable. The negative side would be that you can’t use a polishing cloth on PVD coding if it does scratch, because it will remove the finish due to abrasives from the cloth.
 
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bunnicula

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If it’s anything like the PVD coating on the stainless bands for the space gray iPhone X, it should be fairly durable. The negative side would be that you can’t use a polishing cloth on PVD coding if it does scratch, because it will remove the finish due to abrasives from the cloth.

I don’t polish my SS now. I’m fine with minor scratches.
 
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