iPhone X Oleophobic coating

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  1. kenns macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    The oleophobic coating on the glass is not permanent. Is there a way to replace that coating?

    On the internet they sale nano liquid and other products which replace the coating. Is this the same physical stuff that Apple used?

    It's just to know what kind of product Apple uses in compare the replacing coating available on the internet.
     
  2. jenag145 macrumors regular

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    Unsure, following this so I can know this answer as well
     
  3. puma1552 Suspended

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    Just use a GOOD 3D curved edge to edge screen protector and you won't need to worry about it and it will literally feellikenothing is on the screen. Not sure why people are still so averse to screen protectors when so many excellent options exist?

    I think if you tried to replace the coating with some nail polish brushed kit of some sort it would end terribly.
     
  4. jenag145 macrumors regular

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    Good point!!! Know of any good places to order the curved protector ?
     
  5. alFR macrumors 68020

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    There’s this website called Amazon, not very well known but I think they sell stuff like that.
     
  6. Pipper99 macrumors 68020

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    Do the good 3D curved edge to edge screen protectors show fingerprint smudges. Also, which do you recommend?
     
  7. puma1552 Suspended

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    not anymore than the phones bare screen

    benks 3d xpro, icarez 3d, arbalest, etc - do a search there are hundreds of threads on this
     
  8. kargurin macrumors 6502

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    Never noticed the coating coming off or scratches with the last 2 phones I have owned. And I don't use screen protectors anymore. I say if your really want to mess up your screen appearance put a shield on it.
     
  9. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    I'm not a fan of that dry slippery oleophobic coating on iPhones. Yuck. Phone is much nicer to touch once that stuff wears off. It's totally unnecessary.
     
  10. Pipper99 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I know all about searching, thanks. I was hoping to narrow it down a bit from a personal experience in this thread, but never mind.
     
  11. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    I’m a fan of the spigen tempered glass. I have it on my Xs Max and love it.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    It will wear off and for me a screen protector is not the answer as I hate them.

    Just use your phone and do not worry about the coating.
     
  13. puma1552 Suspended

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    i literally gave you three options.

    those same threads i mentioned will also provide you suggestions based on personal experience if you could learn to do a little legwork of your own.
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The reapplication stuff seems to work for a week or so, and only if you do it very meticulously. I have found it much better (and cheaper) to just buy oleophobic coated screen protectors. Whatever they apply at the factory seems to last a few months at least.
     
  15. Pipper99 macrumors 68020

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    Thank you!
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Right, I think @Pipper99 understands that. I think the point was, if you provided links/feedback for your suggestions versus just telling them to ‘research it’, it’s much more informative and less dismissive when someone was asking for personal views

    OP, Spigen is solid. I know some don’t prefer this brand, but in terms of being a tempered glass, it’s probably one the most popular in that respect.
     
  17. Pipper99, Oct 4, 2018
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    I know how to do legwork on my own, pal, and I've read through a number of threads in the past including various reviews and opinions. I was hoping for suggestions that people in this particular thread have personally used. Thanks for your gracious help.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 4, 2018 ---
    Thank you. I’m very appreciative. :)
     
  18. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I do not get this.

    your phone has an oleophobic coating. Hoping to not wear it, you put on a horrific screen protector, without an oleophobic coating, just so your screen can be full of smudges. The oleophobic coating you paid for will be used by the next owner.

    Use your goddamn phone.
     
  19. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    My screen protector isn’t horrific, can’t even tell it’s there.
     

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