Waterproof'ing my phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SpatialStudios, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. SpatialStudios macrumors newbie

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    Hello all! - I was browsing the web the other day and saw a product that waterproofs your phone's electronics. I got distracted, left my station and returned with a cleared browsing session. I cannot find this product for the life of me. I live in Seattle and this would be perfect for those rainy days. Anyone know the product?

    Also, I'm thinking about getting insurance for my phone... any recommendations?

    Thanks!
     
  2. iPodiPad macrumors member

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  3. Mikesus macrumors 6502

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    http://www.liquipel.com/

    Think this is the one you are looking for...

    Tho the Lifeproof seems to work really well for me. Dunno if I would be the guinea pig for luquipel...
     
  4. cynics macrumors G4

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    I have a friend that had it done to his S2. They suggest you don't test it but its more of peace of mind thing lol. He works on a boat with water splashing and misting all day. He hasn't had an issue as of yet.
     
  5. b24pgg macrumors 65816

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    It's more of a water resistant coating than a waterproof coating. It's good for drops and droplets, not dunks and submersions.
     
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  7. Mikesus macrumors 6502

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    Tell ya what.

    I will take my life proof and toss it in a pool. You take your phone in a plastic bag and toss it in a pool. We both post videos from the phone...


    Wait, yours isn't working to post video... Nevermind. :D
     
  8. Identity Fraud macrumors 6502

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    A plastic zip baggie would be fine.
     
  9. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly what I do, and with the small amount of air trapped inside the ziplock bag around the phone, it will actually float sometimes - well it has saved mine on a few occasions. :D
     
  10. ras119 macrumors newbie

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    If anybody has ever used this can you tell me how you actually apply the waterproof coating. I am interested in buying it and just wondering how it actually works.
     
  11. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I think you have to send it in to them. You can't do it yourself.
     
  12. Looon macrumors 6502a

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    How would he take a video of his phone working with his phone?
     
  13. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Turn on the video camera on the phone? If you see anything then it's working :p
     
  14. cynics macrumors G4

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    He said from the phone. Like record it going into the pool.
     
  15. Mikesus macrumors 6502

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  17. soco macrumors 68030

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    I almost bought a Lifeproof case this weekend. Then the chick at BestBuy took the display case out of the water it was submerged in and let me type on it.

    Atrocious experience. Did not buy.
     
  18. Dviper27 macrumors member

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  19. Mikesus macrumors 6502

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    :confused:
     
  20. Bloodraw850 macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Search on YouTube for that snazzy iPhone guy, he tested liquipel and dunked his phone in water and let it sit and it was fine. Amazing stuff
     
  21. 3bs macrumors 603

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    The question is, is it still fine now?
     
  22. b24pgg macrumors 65816

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    There's also a guy who dunked his Liquipel-treated iPhone in water and it got ruined (you can skip to ~1:15):

     
  23. Mikesus macrumors 6502

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    Strange when you listen to luiqipel pitch, states it good to 3 feet and rated that way, but don't do it. Even if its waterproof, it would not stop the water from acting capacitively, and in theory could cause a state where the value could cook the circuit. I would see this as maybe a water resistant type scenario, rather than waterproof...
     

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