iPhone screen scratches - Any quick fixes?

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  1. appleii.c macrumors 6502

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    New IP6 with some very minor screen scratches (waiting on my screen protector to arrive). I figure these are just little scratches to the Oleophobic coating, not the glass itself. I was wondering if anyone has had any success removing these?

    I've seen a few different "home remedies" that people have used but not on very reliable sites. Some of the things I've read are using diamond powder to buff them out, RainX, I've even seen an actual Oleophobic coating (Aculon and also a product called Fusso on Amazon). They are very minor scratches, you have to look carefully to see them but I was wondering if anyone has had any success or suggestions?
     
  2. RyanG macrumors 6502

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    yeah, start with some 80-grit sandpaper to get the surface down to the scratch. once there, use some 800-grit to smooth it out. finish off with a polisher and you got a brand new :apple: phone.
     
  3. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    If it's the coating I wouldn't do anything. The scratches will fade over time

    Il are you sure they're scratches? I thought I had a couple but it turns out that they were very fine streaks left behind after using a microfiber cloth.
     
  4. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I am not even sure there still is an Oleophobic coating on current iPhones.
     
  5. DJACID macrumors newbie

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    I used a wet screen protector on my 5s and that his the scratches
     
  6. BuffordT macrumors regular

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    Put a screen protector. All these people trying to differentiate between the coating and glass being scratched. It doesn't matter, it's a scratch. Put a protector on it lickedy split.
     
  7. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    There definitely is. My first iPhone 6 had a small patch of it missing, and it showed finger prints much quicker

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Not so sure of that. I am think it was replaced with something different on the 6 and 6 Plus.
     
  9. appleii.c thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, they even tell you on their site:

    https://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/


    I'm waiting on my PowerSupport screen protectors to get in. Should be in this afternoon.


    Yeah, they are scratches. They are confines to two small areas. one by the ear hole, and the other on one of the edges (probably from me lying it face down). They are very minor so I'm ok with them there for now.

    Thanks for all the replies though, I'll probably just end up leaving them alone. As was mentioned, they'll probably fade off as the coating blends out. Was looking for a simple home remedy. (not willing to take the 300 grit to the new phone though :D ).
     
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    Thanks for that information. Do not try to polish them out as a friend used some ultrafine auto finish compound on his screen and it was not so pretty.
     
  12. saab9573 macrumors 6502

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    How will they fade over time?
     
  13. vyfxbrunowfr macrumors newbie

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    I used a wet screen protector on my 5s and that his the scratches[​IMG]
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    If you use a screen protector that will hide the light scratches.
     
  15. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Judging by the threads on the 6 screen scratching, looks like it is not a durable as the 5/5S.
     
  16. Kariya macrumors 68000

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    Probably because the screen is raised/curved on the 6 compared to the more recessed/flat 4-5S model.
     
  17. wxman2003 Suspended

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    My black bezel has some minor scratches. Unfortunately, black will always show scratches more than white because of the simple rule of light. Black absorbs light, while white reflects it. Thats why swirls in the clear coat of black cars is far more obvious that swirls in the clear coat of white cars. They both have them, but more easily seen on black. That's why you see them on your screen when it is off, vs when it is on. Put a screen protector on it and the scratches will disappear as it fills in those micro scratches.
     
  18. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    The oleophobic coating on the display rubs off gradually, so over time, the scratches (if they are very fine) will become less and less noticeable.
     
  19. saab9573 macrumors 6502

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    OK, didn't know that. thanks for the explanation.
     
  20. whirldy macrumors regular

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    Thank you for this information! Much appreciated! :)

    :cool:
     
  21. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Of course there is. Jeez… what is it with this place? :eek:

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    I wouldn't judge anything by this place ;)

    My screen has no scratches. It must be magical :rolleyes:
     
  22. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    You are a little late to my educational party. But thanks for that redundant update. :)
     
  23. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Better to come late than never come at all… ;)
     

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