Worn spot in middle of Apple Watch screen coating, anyone else?

dictoresno

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Original poster
Apr 30, 2012
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After almost two years of use, I've got a nice worn spot in the middle of the watch screen, which I assume is the oleophobic coating. Anyone else have this?

My question is this. Should I reapply the coating kit found on Amazon by Fusso to the screen as is, or should I use alcohol to remove the rest of the original coating, then reapply. Or should I just use alcohol to remove the original coating to get rid of the spot on the screen and just call it a day.

Crystal Armor Fusso Cell Phone Fingerprint Oleophobic Coating Kit 3ml from Japan https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LKYW6M0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_w8r4ybG0XAFH4

 

Julien

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Jun 30, 2007
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First I would use isopropyl alcohol and remove and remnants of the old coating and see if that is the problem. Then you could reapply a new coating if you want. I don't much care for it.
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
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After almost two years of use, I've got a nice worn spot in the middle of the watch screen, which I assume is the oleophobic coating. Anyone else have this?

My question is this. Should I reapply the coating kit found on Amazon by Fusso to the screen as is, or should I use alcohol to remove the rest of the original coating, then reapply. Or should I just use alcohol to remove the original coating to get rid of the spot on the screen and just call it a day.

Crystal Armor Fusso Cell Phone Fingerprint Oleophobic Coating Kit 3ml from Japan https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LKYW6M0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_w8r4ybG0XAFH4

I agree with Julien. The oleophobic coating is likely worn in that specific area. Rubbing alcohol first, then you could reapply the oleophobic coating if you desire. I think the display would be more restored than what it is now.
 
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