Go Back  The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum > BOATING FORUMS > Dockside Chat
Reload this Page >

Liquipel - Waterproof your phone?

Notices

Liquipel - Waterproof your phone?

Old 07-17-2012, 08:31 AM
  #1  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cape May County, NJ
Posts: 253
Default Liquipel - Waterproof your phone?

Did anyone see this on the Today Show.

http://www.liquipel.com/ That is their site, but I think it crashed cause of to many hits.

Here is their youtube page though, http://www.youtube.com/user/liquipel

Looks awesome if it works??

Last edited by surf1729; 07-17-2012 at 09:28 AM. Reason: Link not working
surf1729 is offline  
Old 07-17-2012, 08:59 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Largo, FL
Posts: 1,775
Default

I can't access the link for some reason, but I've seen this before.

It could work, and the process sounds very similar to a type of conformal coating used in some electronics manufacturing (primarily aerospace). This type is a vapor deposited powder compared to the more common liquid sprays of urethane and acrylic, etc.

This type of coating has the same pros and cons. It goes everywhere. That means that during the process, the ports must be tightly sealed (airtight). Otherwise, they will be rendered useless.
Belzelbub is offline  
Old 07-17-2012, 09:29 AM
  #3  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cape May County, NJ
Posts: 253
Default

Originally Posted by Belzelbub View Post
This type of coating has the same pros and cons. It goes everywhere. That means that during the process, the ports must be tightly sealed (airtight). Otherwise, they will be rendered useless.

So if the ports aren't coated wouldn't that mean they are still able to be flooded out?
surf1729 is offline  
Old 07-17-2012, 11:33 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Largo, FL
Posts: 1,775
Default

Originally Posted by surf1729 View Post
So if the ports aren't coated wouldn't that mean they are still able to be flooded out?
I believe they coat the ports with some type of gel like a dielectric grease. So the ports would still be protected, and work. A friend contacted them and that's what they indicated. Got the link to work and they don't say much about how they handle the ports.
Belzelbub is offline  
Old 07-17-2012, 11:40 AM
  #5  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: South Florida
Posts: 9,144
Default

I am not especially impressed at their ability to waterproof the solid glass front and back of an iphone. Pretty sure that was waterproof to begin with.

Now if they can waterproof the buttons - good.

If they can waterproof the ports - great.

They're a little fuzzy on the details there...
Flot is offline  
Old 07-17-2012, 04:55 PM
  #6  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
spraynet 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sanford, FL
Posts: 7,225
Default

Actually this stuff was put to a test several months ago. It could not stand up to a full dunk, ruined the phone.
spraynet 1 is offline  
Old 07-17-2012, 07:10 PM
  #7  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,082
Default

Dropped mine in the canal behind the house when getting off the boat. Now use a high tech system to prevent loss/damage to phone: it goes in a peanut butter jar with a bunch of paper towels for cushions - floats and is water proof.
lodel is offline  
Old 07-18-2012, 04:45 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: englewood, florida
Posts: 5,329
Default

Originally Posted by lodel View Post
Dropped mine in the canal behind the house when getting off the boat. Now use a high tech system to prevent loss/damage to phone: it goes in a peanut butter jar with a bunch of paper towels for cushions - floats and is water proof.
and when you talk on the phone it sounds like youre in maxwell smarts cone of silence....
bladenbullet is offline  
Old 07-18-2012, 05:15 AM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Coral Gables, Fl.
Posts: 2,920
Default

I have a lifeproof Iphone case and that is actually waterproof. i take underwater pictures. Hang out at sandbar with it in my pocket etc... without a worry in the world.

www.lifeproof.com
Searosis is online now  
Old 07-18-2012, 11:59 AM
  #10  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,082
Default

Originally Posted by bladenbullet View Post
and when you talk on the phone it sounds like youre in maxwell smarts cone of silence....
Huh? Can't hear you.
lodel is offline  
Old 07-18-2012, 01:53 PM
  #11  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Port Orange Florida
Posts: 2,301
Default

Liquipel is a gas, it covers everything that air does. The phone is encased in a chamber and pressurized. the gas is applied there.


I have a Lifeproof and it works well, except you won't be taking pics under water with any ease. The screen cover does not pick up on touch very well when wet.
shore is offline  
Old 07-18-2012, 05:50 PM
  #12  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club Member Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: anderson, sc
Posts: 18,594
Default

Originally Posted by Searosis View Post
I have a lifeproof Iphone case and that is actually waterproof. i take underwater pictures. Hang out at sandbar with it in my pocket etc... without a worry in the world.

www.lifeproof.com
Wondered how well they work, wish I had got that instead of Otterbox
tprice is offline  
Old 07-19-2012, 12:39 AM
  #13  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: FL
Posts: 281
Default

Seems to be water resistant. If you want to be able to take underwater video in HD you need to get the life proof case.
Smoak352 is offline  
Old 07-19-2012, 04:17 AM
  #14  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sailfish Capital & Black Hills SD
Posts: 16,006
Default

I think we'll see all these things waterproof soon.. They have bluetooth on just about everything now, only plug ya need is the USB (again bluetooth will probably replace it too) I have seen the chargers that don't plug in also (altho I never tried one).
Afishinado is offline  
Old 07-19-2012, 04:22 AM
  #15  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South East Pa
Posts: 9,342
Default

Originally Posted by tprice View Post
Wondered how well they work, wish I had got that instead of Otterbox
Mine has been great since Christmas. It does not have the "rugged" protection of my Otterbox case, it also does not get stuck in my pocket. Its waterproof, I actually had the balls to test it out. One thing I don't like about it is the volume. The case seemed to knock about 10% off the sound of the speaker phone.
FASTFJR is offline  
Old 07-19-2012, 05:22 AM
  #16  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Coral Gables, Fl.
Posts: 2,920
Default

Originally Posted by shore View Post
Liquipel is a gas, it covers everything that air does. The phone is encased in a chamber and pressurized. the gas is applied there.


I have a Lifeproof and it works well, except you won't be taking pics under water with any ease. The screen cover does not pick up on touch very well when wet.
You dont need to touch the screen to take a picture. The top volume button on the phone takes pictures when pressed. Open the camera and press it. You will be amazed. It amazed me when I found out about it out too lol.
Searosis is online now  
Old 07-21-2012, 06:46 PM
  #17  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Port Orange Florida
Posts: 2,301
Default

Originally Posted by Searosis View Post
You dont need to touch the screen to take a picture. The top volume button on the phone takes pictures when pressed. Open the camera and press it. You will be amazed. It amazed me when I found out about it out too lol.
holy crap, you're right...
shore is offline  
Old 07-26-2012, 04:08 AM
  #18  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
Default

I saw the Liquipel thing too - interesting, but I did wonder - since it's an aftermarket coating, what does it do to the manufacturer warranty? Surely that would void it?
daviddevel80 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread