Oleophobic coating

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  1. Tamagotchi macrumors 6502

    Tamagotchi

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    Hello Everyone,

    Does anyone know of a good oleophobic coating kit to use on the iPhone that isn't very expensive? I've been looking online, but I'm only able to find Fusso's, which is quite expensive.

    After some time, the oleophobic coating, which comes with the iPhone, wears off and finger prints/smudges, etc. are more visible.

    I've read that car wax can do the deal, but I haven't given it a go.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ASUgrad1999 macrumors regular

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    I've purchased the Fusso coating before. It seemed to work well at first but my experience is it didn't last very long and yes it was quite expensive. It's possible I didn't apply enough or I did it wrong, however.

    Have you considered getting a glass screen protector with some fingerprint resistance? That's what I've done now. The one they sell at Apple (and install for you) works pretty well at repelling fingerprints.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I wouldn't recommend anything that wouldn't be rated for specific displays. Whoosh Kit is available on Amazon and it's more expensive, But you will achieve the results you're seeking and it's too rated. It is also safe for iPhone/iPad displays as well.

    https://www.amazon.com/WHOOSH-Award-Winning-Screen-Cleaning-Antimicrobial/dp/B00DOPW5L0
     
  4. canuckRus macrumors 6502

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    It is only a cleaner and not very good at that. Waste of $!
    --- Post Merged, Jun 2, 2017 ---

    Check out
    SURGE Kristall Liquid Phone Screen Protector on eBay
     
  5. Relentless Power, Jun 2, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Whoosh is the same cleaner I have witnessed Being used in two different Apple Stores to clean displays with by employees. And you're incorrect, It's also highly rated.

    More importantly, the reason I recommended it, is because it's imperative to have the display completely clean free from ALL contaminants before applying ANY liquid protection. If the screen is not cleaned appropriately, the oleophobic coating will NOT cure correctly and it will bubble.


    Ironically, Also, the Surge liquid protector product you recommend has horrible reviews and I would NOT suggest this to the OP at all. Especially, if someone is doing this for the first time. It's important to follow procedures when applying the oleophobic coating and use products that have better reviews than what you're suggesting.

    @Tamagotchi. Please read the reviews listed below before making any purchases suggested by Canuckus.


    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/cr/B00B2GWRVQ/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_viewopt_srt?sortBy=recent&pageNumber=1
     
  6. canuckRus, Jun 3, 2017
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    canuckRus macrumors 6502

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    Baloney! Have to question sources favourable quotes came from. Product, purchased in Apple store by the way, certainly didn't work for me.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    So you admit the product you suggest didn't even work for you then, which proves my point. Did you even read the reviews I posted of the Surge product you listed? They're horrible. Others were saying it doesn't work and it's not reliable . Again, I wouldn't recommend it to the OP at all. I know enough about oleophobic treatment to understand the process, which you seem to lack experience in.

    Not to mention, cleaning the display is pivotal before applying the coating. It's the first step. I suggest you research oleophobic coatings and how they are applied before making recommendations.
     
  8. bufffilm Suspended

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    Or you can dispense with all these suggestions on your next iPhone/iPad purchase and get a film or glass protector. :D

    A ounce of prevention goes a long way.
     
  9. Tapiture macrumors 6502a

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    None of the kits worked, an oleophobic coating can only be applied at the factory during the manufacturing of the glass. You have to either get your screen replaced or get a tempered glass screen protector.
     
  10. canuckRus, Jun 3, 2017
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    canuckRus macrumors 6502

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    Take a humble pill. I had a beef with Whoosh not Krystal. À chaque son goût. Never said Krystal was an oleophobic solution, merely seems better than nothing.
     
  11. Relentless Power, Jun 3, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I understand that. My point was The product you recommended to the OP is poorly rated. Better than nothing isn't the answer. Why recommend something if you have no knowledge of the product or failed to research it. I would rather not make a suggestion than recommend a product that has horrible reviews. Which, I don't believe you understood what you were recommending in general.

    And Whoosh is highly rated for a display cleaner. I don't think Apple would be using this to clean their displays if They didn't trust the product in the Apple stores I have been in. That's ultimately where I first found the product.


    Your quote: À chaque son goût Translates from French into "To each his own taste." Which, That I do agree with you on.
     
  12. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Wipe down your phone every day with a micro-fiber cloth that won't scratch your screen, if seeing normal use fingerprints bothers you that much. Much cheaper and practical options, than being Oleophobic coating and other things that have been suggested.

    Phones are meant to be used. As such, they will get fingerprints and smudges. Time to let go of a pointless focus and obsession.
     

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