No More Smudges on Apple Watch!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ThaRagingAsian, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. ThaRagingAsian macrumors 6502

    ThaRagingAsian

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    I love my Apple Watch (sapphire screen). Only annoying thing was the screen would smudge up to hell. Well I decided to try RainX on it. I applied a few applications and now I have not seen any annoying smudges after messing with the watch 2 hours! Not sure about the sport version.

    (Note: not responsible for damage to screen)
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Why would it smudge up to hell unless you somehow have removed the factory oleophobic coating?
     
  3. plexdk macrumors 6502

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    it happens after a while, just like the iPhone..
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    This is rather quick compared to the iPhone, but perhaps that's because of more concentrated swiping in a smaller area.

    However, some members have removed the oleophobic coating by accident from using the wrong cleaner on the screen.
     
  5. plexdk macrumors 6502

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    I only use shirt, but I guess you're right.. It's more swipes the same place
     
  6. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    I don't think I'll be trying RainX... but I can confirm that they get smudgy. Mine was smudgy since the very first day I opened the box and touch the screen.

    I don't know what kind of oleophobic coating they have on the sapphire screens... but it's definitely not as good as my iPhone 6+.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    My watch has smudged from day one. The coating does not seem to do cr^p for my 42SS. What is good is how easy the smudges are removed.
     
  8. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Y'all need to keep your hands clean. ;)

    I just wipe mine off on my shirt or pants leg. We'll see how long the coating lasts. I don't think any of my other watches, whether sapphire or not, have any coatings to worry about.
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Dumbwatches don't need an oleophobic coating as you don't interact with the screen the same way.
     
  10. Archer1440 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not certain mine has any coating at all, as I have noted the use of force touch created a big smudge right from day one.
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They all are supposed to have an oleophobic coating. However, if your finger is oily enough it's going to create a big smudge no matter how robust the coating is, but it should wipe cleaner without streaking compared to a non-coated screen.

    Think of it like a freshly waxed car. Water beads and rolls off (by wind), but it won't prevent from getting rained on.
     
  12. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Right, and they're also better protected. Well, aside from my new Rado, anyway, and others with domed or raised crystals. Sometimes they add anti reflective coatings, which can suffer scratches of their own.

    Anyway, I haven't damaged the oleophobic coatings on my 3G, 4, or 5S iPhones, so I probably shouldn't worry.
     

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