With what can I glue my screen?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by foolfully, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. foolfully macrumors newbie

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    My watch dropped and just the bottom corner cracked so I’m trying to decided what I can glue in the tiny hole to keep moisture out. I ordered a bumper cover so it will be covered and I’ll be protected in future. I have black watch so maybe something black can keep moisture out and keep crack from spreading. What should I try?
     
  2. Relentless Power, Mar 4, 2018
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Is there Reason you don’t want to repair the display?

    No matter what glue you use, it’s not going stop moisture from developing inside the display, now that the display is compromised, which OLED is sensitive too. Gorilla glue would likely be the strongest bonding, but it also could have a reaction with the display causing it to formulate a grayish crystallized appearance.
     
  3. foolfully, Mar 4, 2018
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    foolfully thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Repairing the watch screen cost $250 which is more than the watch cost.
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Trying to repair it yourself with over the counter glue is a waste of time.
     
  5. foolfully thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It’s not water resistant, doesn’t stick or degraded fast?
     
  6. TiggrToo macrumors 6502a

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    There's a reason Apple build these things the way they do. Once cracked you can never ever repair the screen with glue.

    A water molecule measures just 2.75 angstroms. To put this in perspective, a millimeter measures 100 million angstroms.

    So a moisture seal has to work at that level to protect the watch. So no, glue will not do the job.
     
  7. Pmxbass macrumors newbie

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    Cyanoacrylate glue, (crazy glue, super glue) make sure you buy one with thick enough viscosity and not the water thin one. I use this very freuqntly in guitar building to fill holes in wood, dries very hard and no moisture will get in if you've filled the hole completely, however it won't be a competely invisible fix and if you mess it up and drop it/leak on your screen it won't come off and harden there. Use at yout own risk.
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    Actually if you post a photo of your watch with the issue i may be able to guide you through it, or see if it would be at all possible
     
  8. jcuecker macrumors newbie

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    Composites engineer here. I would not recommend using Gorilla Glue. Use an Epoxy like Devcon 31345 or a UV curing adhesive like Loctite/Henkel 349 (requires UV light or possible to use sunlight). The easiest solution would probably be a windshield repair resin (flowable silicone) like Permatex 81730
     
  9. Asha246 macrumors newbie

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    Did you try anything? What worked?

    I have a crack along the edge of my watch, just want to fill it with something to keep it stronger.
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    Windshiel repair resin sounds good. Do you know anyone who tried that for the watch? Thanks.
     

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