Has anyone used scratch-resistant liquid applicators?

batmanners

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I got my Sport watch in December and already have a few scratches on the glass. I'm not sure I want to get a screen protector (I've heard many stories of even the best ones peeling a few months later). Liquid scratch resistant coatings sounded like a good option.

Has anyone used something like liquid sapphire on their phone or watch? Should I invest?
 

h00ligan

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I was thinking about using klasse sealant glaze on mine but my concern is the screen is oleo phobic isn't it? for sure anything like that is going to mess up a coating if so. Even a good pure carnival wax would probably work well. But would need to be applied monthly. I have some p21s which is beeswax and carnuba. I use it on interior trim stabilized wood mods. Etc. waxing glass is an old trick for various helpful things. Like less fogging. Scratch protection etc.

Anyway. I'm curious too. I think this really depends if the screen is oleophobic or not.
 

Relentless Power

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I was thinking about using klasse sealant glaze on mine but my concern is the screen is oleo phobic isn't it? for sure anything like that is going to mess up a coating if so. Even a good pure carnival wax would probably work well. But would need to be applied monthly. I have some p21s which is beeswax and carnuba. I use it on interior trim stabilized wood mods. Etc. waxing glass is an old trick for various helpful things. Like less fogging. Scratch protection etc.

Anyway. I'm curious too. I think this really depends if the screen is oleophobic or not.
Yes, the Apple Watch has an oleophobic coating applied from the factory.
 
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Liquid Armor is another similar product, available at Amazon and Staples. I have no experience with it, but having a love/hate relationship with screen protectors on my phone, I have been tempted.

 

Relentless Power

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iPhone screens are oleophobic too, correct? I'd imagine anything that could work on them would work on the watch. This is what I was looking at: https://www.amazon.com/Glass-Guard-Protector-Sapphire-Invisible-Samsung/dp/B014UZJHW2

For whatever reason, my watch does a pretty bad job at smudge-resistance so I don't think I'd miss the oleophobic coating that much.
Yes, iPhones (Most models I'm aware of) have an oleophobic coating applied from the factory as well.