Technique: How to apply anti-fingerprint oleophobic coating

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This guide shows how to apply oleophobic coating to a smartphone or tablet PC touchscreen.

  • Author: Ken Masaoka
  • Time estimate: 1 - 2 minutes
  • Difficulty: Very easy

Anti-fingerprint oleophobic coating, applied to all Smartphones and Tablet PC touch screens, improves usability with scratch and water resistance. However, it tends to wear off, and may need to be reapplied.

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  • Clean touch screen by microfiber cloth included in product package of Fusso SmartPhone.

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Image 1/3: When applying to Tablet PCs, it's better to divide the screen area into 4 or 8 sections and coat each respective section of the touch screen area because the liquid dries very quickly. Liquid volume per area is the same as that for Smartphones.

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  • Drop the coating liquid ( 10-15drops) on the touch screen and coat the entire screen surface quickly before it dries.

  • When applying to Tablet PCs, it's better to divide the screen area into 4 or 8 sections and coat each respective section of the touch screen area because the liquid dries very quickly. Liquid volume per area is the same as that for Smartphones.

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  • Repeat step 2 two or three times and leave the device for 6-8 hrs without touching the screen surface. The coated film is then firmly bonded with the touch screen glass.

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Image 1/3: Remarks : Leftover residue on the touch screen after coating can be wiped off easily after 6-8hrs by using tissue paper. Please do not remove them before completion of film bonding.

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  • 2-3 COATS on different days to fully maximize Oleophobic performance and film durability is highly recommended.

  • Remarks : Leftover residue on the touch screen after coating can be wiped off easily after 6-8hrs by using tissue paper. Please do not remove them before completion of film bonding.

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  • You can get Perfect Oleophobic Coating on your device !!

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14 Comments

Very interesting guide. Awesome.

Do I have to remove the coating that is on the device when it's new?

Especially when the coating has some very small scratches?

And if yes, how to remove it?

Thanks

Peter Gordon - Reply

I recommend avoiding this for the iPhone 6. The curved screen simply directs the liquid into the casing.

Alex Pappajohn - Reply

Tried this with my iPhone 6. Seems to work pretty well. I'll do a few more quotes. I noticed this actually had a beneficial effect on screen scratches. Filled them in pretty well, blends with the screen more.

Talk about a happy accident!

ckeyser - Reply

one comment says not to use it with iPhone 6 and another one says it worked ok, so what do I do? is it any dangerous? because I bought it before your last comments but I still havent used it since I'm worried about what can happen

Salvador Martinez -

I always have problems with my screen, sometimes I can't see anything on my LCD.

Praska - Reply

Will Rainx do the same thing?

Seminole iFix - Reply

RainX is hydrophbic, and not very durable anyway.

chrisM -

Awesome product! I like it! Anti-fingerprint oleophobic coating is great product for mobile phones, Tabs, laptop Screens etc, protecting them from scratches effectively. For more info about another coating technique visit http://fabricprotect.com/

Majid Refai - Reply

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John -

Anti Fingerprint Coating also names anti-graffiti coating which is a spraying or dipping technology on the surface of plastic sheet or film optical class 1 in clean coating room. It is one of the best anti fingerprint solutions. http://bit.ly/1Quo7mi

markbairsto36 - Reply

Anti Fingerprint Coating also names anti-graffiti coating which is a spraying or dipping technology on the surface of plastic sheet or film optical class 1 in clean coating room. It is one of the best anti fingerprint solutions.

markbairsto36 - Reply

Anti Fingerprint Coating (WAFPC) also names anti-graffiti coating which is a spraying or dipping technology on the surface of plastic sheet or film optical class 1 in clean coating room. It is one of the best anti fingerprint solutions. http://bit.ly/1Quo7mi

markbairsto36 - Reply

Anti Fingerprint Coating also names anti-graffiti coating which is a spraying or dipping technology on the surface of plastic sheet or film optical class 1 in clean coating room. It is one of the best anti fingerprint solutions. http://bit.ly/1Quo7mi

markbairsto36 - Reply

Great tutorial. Would this product also help make glass touchpads work better with sweaty, clamp fingers?

Jbove - Reply