How do you plan to protect the Jet Black Finish? [MERGED]

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by JayOhh, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. JayOhh macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys, I haven't seen a thread dedicated to this but this is for those who are looking to protect the Jet Black finish while not hiding the finish completely.

    I've seen a few people talk about the Onyx drops from Nanostate and some of the various cases and skins. Post what you purchased here so we can all find the best product for everyone!
     
  2. lifeisepic macrumors 6502

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  3. powerocool macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if you can use some car paint protection on it.
     
  4. The Game 161 macrumors Pentium

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    Like I do with all my phones in a case and clean it every week or so
     
  5. Glene macrumors 6502

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    A nano ceramic coating from the car detailing world will help, google cquartz, Another option would be any of the films soon to come but they would cover the finish.
     
  6. SHOaks macrumors member

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    I think the scratch scare is overblown. Used my phone all day, put it down on hard tables and zero scratches
     
  7. MrInquestador macrumors regular

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    Should I decide to upgrade, I'm opting for the matte b.
     
  8. EvanEiga macrumors regular

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    I am curious to see what happens if we apply a small tiny amount of wax after it being scratched
     
  9. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    Scratch yours and wax it !! Come on take one for the team;)
     
  10. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    I'll have a case. I'm very athletic, with hiking, climbing, mountain biking and gym life. My phone gets beat up a lot so a case just makes sense to avoid catastrophic damage.
     
  11. Benz63amg macrumors 68020

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    i got the Liquid Armor Spigen case for it, simple
     
  12. The Game 161 macrumors Pentium

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  13. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Apple has never put out a warning until now for the JB phones. Let us know how you are doing a few months down the road.
     
  14. iphone4life6901 macrumors member

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    I'm on the AT&T Next 12 month program. Slappin' mine in a case, not worrying about minimal wear, and then it's going right back to AT&T when it comes time for the 2017 iPhone.
     
  15. nostodnayr macrumors member

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    I took out my 3G today and reminded myself of its scratched back. It's not unattractive and it still feels nice to hold. I'm going to just take the scratches and enjoy them on my jet black because I reckon it, too, will feel amazing to hold.
     
  16. nanostate_HQ Suspended

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    Hello Guys,

    I'm Steve from Nanostate, the makers of Onyx the nanotechnology coating for the jet black.

    The Onyx coating will be fine for light users, if your a heavy or rough user then we would not recommend it. We have received a lot of emails from people who think the product is bullet proof, Onyx is limited to what it can do, if you get a key and scratch hard then it will penetrate the coating or if you dig a coin in to the surface it will do the same. This product is really for people who take care of there devices.

    For the more rugged user we have Alien Skin which is a Nano film like no others on the market, it's super clear and almost invisible and can only be seen on close inspection, from our tests the gloss finish is not effected once the film is applied.

    I would love to answer any questions people have if it's about our products or others as protective surfaces is my field.
     
  17. chfilm macrumors 65832

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    Hey Steve, thanks for tuning in, I didn't hear about your products before but they look Intriguing.
    So how is onyx applied? Will it protect the phone from those micro scratches everyone is so afraid of? I'm not too worried about the bigger ones as i think I'll be putting it in a leather case once i leave the house anyway. I'm too paranoid, can't even have the iPhone 6s without a leather case, after it fell down and the screen shattered horribly...

    I got Apple care plus this time but still... I always carry the phone alone on my pockets.

    And please tell us some more info about the alien skin. It's like a regular protective film but better?;) I dislike those foils and films since my iPhone 4, at some point the edges always looked nasty or there was some air trapped inside and so on.

    Plus do you ship to Germany?
     
  18. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Use it and not worry about the scratches. I'm at the point now where it is easier to just trade my phone in to apple, and they don't care about scratches.
     
  19. chfilm macrumors 65832

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  20. NicoPantaloons macrumors newbie

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    In a nice felt sleeve from Byrd & Belle. I have sleeves from them for all of my other Apple devices and I love them!
     
  21. The Game 161 macrumors Pentium

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    Surely though if you are using a case it won't be an issue? If you clean the case every few days or even a week i don't think people should worry?
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's because it's been a few years since we had a glossy "jet black" iPhone (namely the black 3G/3GS and black 4/4s) and so people are no longer used to scratches, and they know from experience how anal retentive some of their customers can be.
     
  23. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    a bumper and a front and back protector
     
  24. nanostate_HQ Suspended

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    @chfilm

    Thanks for the questions :)

    So how is onyx applied?
    Just 3 drops from the bottle / 3 coats

    Will it protect the phone from those micro scratches everyone is so afraid of?

    That's a bit of a tricky question, for example some types of sand have some very hard minerals inside quartz being the main offender of micro scratches, if it's just day to day dirt and dust then it's not a problem. With a case as you well know that over time it accumulates dirt and dust and can still scratch your phone.

    I'm too paranoid, can't even have the iPhone 6s without a leather case, after it fell down and the screen shattered horribly...
    Our Alien Skin film has shock resistance as well, the videos can be seen on our website (I don't want to post any links and be accused of spamming, I'm genuinely here to answer questions not promote our products)

    And please tell us some more info about the alien skin. It's like a regular protective film but better?
    The Alien Skin & Shock Stopper (front screen protector) are not normal PET films that other full body skin companies use, these are all from China and pretty poor performance, our film is imported from... Germany :) We then top coat it with self healing properties, then cut in to the phones shapes.

    At some point the edges always looked nasty or there was some air trapped inside
    Some of the cheap films go a yellow colour and this can look like the film is dirty, our film has anti-yellow properties so we don't have this issue.

    The application is very easy and bubble free, you can see that on our website. For some reason your skin gets damaged or beyond use you can get a replacement for free (just shipping costs) it has a life time guarantee.

    Hope that answers some of your questions.

    If I get 10 requests for the following offer in this post then we will setup a coupon number on checkout and include the Alien Skin back piece for your jet black with your purchase of Onyx exclusively for mac rumour members. How does that sound ? That way you have double protection with a lifetime guarantee.
     
  25. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Definitely, but it's easier and resale values are really tanking.
     

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