Has anyone tried liquid armor...

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    in the back and sides of the iPhone 5? I know its specialy for glass and they don't recommend for metal or plastic but what about the materials of this iPhone?

    Do you think it would work on the back also?
     
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    I'm still waiting for mine...3 weeks more unfortunately :(
     
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    Amazon has this (poorly written) review

    http://www.amazon.com/Liquid-armor-...sr_1_2_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

     
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    i put it on my iphone 5 . so far so good my screen is perfect.. ni did take a key to it just to see and it worked perfect not one scratch..
     
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    Happy to know, but have you tried it on the back and sides? :)
     
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    My God! The things people put onto and do to their iPhones.
     
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    Whats wrong with this? You can't even see it !
     
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    Some people don't want to scratch their phone... my wife has had an iPhone 4 for only 2 months or so now... already scratched the crap out of her screen and yes she has a case.

    SMH :rolleyes:

    I'm buying some so that her phone can actually last 2 years.
     
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    You wipe it on and cannot see it?

    Sounds like snake oil to me!
     
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    This is not a good test. No control. He should have coated half and left the other half uncoated and then performed the test. How so we know the glass itself didn't prevent the scratches.
     
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    Then again, if the product was really doing its job, in this case he would have been screwed out of an iPhone 5. Sort of counterproductive if you ask me. I see what you mean though.
     
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    Could start by testing it on something that isn't an iphone? Find some kitchenware or something that will likely scratch and use that. If it works move up to the iPhone, if not think twice about it.
     
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    I have some Amazon Credit so I bought one today for 21 dollars. Probably will receive it on Saturday.

    Here's hoping or they're getting a return.

    Found a whole bunch of other reviews BTW. One person had a control (two sheets of standard glass) and a quick buff many of the scratches went away from the sheet he coated with the Liquid Armor. The glass he used is softer than Gorilla Glass, he also did not put the stuff down very thick. 2 sprays for a sheet of 7 inch (ish) glass. Seems it's a good medium protect-ant but he said he wasn't putting it on his phone.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvWHWi20SgM - It's kind of boring by the way... FFWD through the bulk of it.
     
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    Let us know if you like it then ;)
     
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    They just shipped it... not getting it until Monday. :-/. Bastard Amazon.
     
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    Any news?! :)
     
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    Best $20 polish and shammy ever! Boy does my screen shine! Also the back of my iPod Touch looks Shiny-riffic!

    Won't protect your phone from a paper cut. At least that's how I feel after applying it. But maybe I did it wrong.

    Also it doesn't attract any less dust or fingerprints as some have stated. Definitely useless on the aluminum as it kind of sucks it right up and doesn't leave any sort of protective film like in some videos.

    It does leave a nice smell though. It smells of rubbing alcohol at first but later has a pleasant sweet scent... the smell does not stick on the phone though.

    Needless to say. I sent it back.
     
  22. Koebot macrumors member

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    This stuff is nothing more than polymer sealant. You can get the same thing at your local auto parts store. It does resist stains and water on the surface but won't do much for scratches.
     
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    apple.fan, did you have any success with applying the liquid armor to the backside of the iPhone 5 (on to the anodized aluminum)?
     
  24. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    apple.fan has not posted since Dec 26, 2012. Good idea to check that before reviving an 8 month old thread.
     

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