iPad nano coating DIY

Discussion in 'iPad' started by whtrbt7, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Anyone have any experience with nano coating? I want to apply nano-coating myself on the iPad but I wanted to know of a good nano-coating that can be used and any hints for application.
  2. Nightprowler macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    It's not a DIY option so no help to your question, sorry, but the one I've heard about most for other devices, and supposed positive testimonials on forums etc, is: http://www.liquipel.com/

    iPad isn't listed as an option though you might be able to talk to them directly and work something out.
  3. GUCCIMAN macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2012
    Never heard about this before this post thans for the heads up.... Essentially could I use my fone under water if it's been treated?
  4. whtrbt7 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    So yes, you can use any electronics under water if you have the PCBs and connectors nano-coated (is that the right way to say that???). Motorola is already starting to do that with some of their devices. The benefit to having the nano-coat applied to the device is that it's easier to clean, it's weatherproof, and it can even survive being dunked into liquid. I saw a demo done on a piece of tissue paper and immediately, I was like "whoa, that would be VERY useful." I'll see if Liquipel can help me. A weather proof iPad and smart cover would pretty much make the device awesome for medical and outdoor use even in heavy weather.
  5. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    A smart cover for heavy outdoor use? You must be joking.
  6. TrentS, Apr 3, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012

    TrentS macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2011
    Overland Park, Kansas

    I am hoping that Apple buys/leases this technology in the future, and impliments it on their assembly line, making the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch waterproof. It would be really sweet!

  7. whtrbt7 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Water resistant. I would imagine I could probably use the iPad in a tub at that point even though P2i says that we wouldn't have waterproofing capability.
  8. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    Leo Laporte @ Twit.tv network dunked his "liquipeled" iPhone and ended up having it replaced by Apple. You can watch last week's iPad Today show on his network.
  9. whtrbt7 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Ouch, that sucks. So Liquipel is a no go then. Their demos looked fine. I wonder what happened to the Leo Laporte iPhone. I've gone swimming with my iPhone 4S in a case but it's certified up to 132ft for 30 mins. Waterproofing vs water/liquid resistant I guess.
  10. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    You could watch beginning of the iPad Today to see him briefly dunk the phone and listen to today's MacBreak Weekly for an update.
  11. technoj macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2012
    You should also check out Leo's twitter feed, he asked Liquipel why the phone failed and they apparently told him it was the way he held it :) Apparently held it wrong!
  12. raijinplague macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2012
    Re: iPad nano coating DIY

    I was (still am) trying to find out which company did the nano-coating for Motorola's XYBoard and I happened to stumble across this thread. I'm doing some research on this SAME THING for my master's programme in Trinidad and Tobago (in the Caribbean) and I found a couple different suppliers such as http://www.liquipel.com, http://www.neverwet.com, and http://www.hzoinside.com/.

    Some of them offer nano-coating to consumers, others deal strictly with industrial users (for now) i.e. B2C and B2B.

    I'd really appreciate it if someone would help me find out who did the nano-coating for Motorola's XYBoard (http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/8/2855404/motorola-xyboard-8-2-and-10-1-nano-coating-water-resistance). My team has a 2 hour presentation to do on this stuff so any help would be great. We're hoping to do product demos, Skype conference, the whole nine yards!


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