dust inevitable under screen protector?


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  1. Jem

    Jem Member This Topic's Starter

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    I had the invisible shield by Zagg put on by a Best Buy employee. During installation, he had to reposition it a few times. There's a few dust particles under the screen that is noticeable when the screen is white. Is it worth replacing with a new one or are dust particles inevitable? I'm considering going to an authorized zagg retailer
     

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  2. phantom27

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    Warning - Never Tested

    That being said. I read somewhere that you could turn on the hot water in your shower and the steam will stick to the dust particles and cause them to fall to the floor, creating an almost dust free environment. Of course the author of the post I read also talked about spraying the screen with a few drops of soapy water and spreading the screen protector using the water between the screen and the protector (like putting tint on windows).

    Anyway, the shower trick might work.
     
  3. travva

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    damn phantom you stole my thunder man lol. but this definitely works OP. just buy yourself another one put it on yourself. you can do it and if youve got the bathroom steamed up it will usually be a flawless install.
     
  4. icstars989

    icstars989 Well-Known Member

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    Dont buy another one, exchange it, or worst case scenario Zagg offers lifetime warranties on their products. No need to shell out another $25
     
  5. silverhack

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    Thanks Phantom! I love the Zagg protectors and have been using them on my phones for a few years now. I've always managed to get a small particle under the protector during install. I've never heard of this tip before and will definitely try it next time.

    Also, the Zagg protectors do come with their own special liquid spray that goes between the screen and protector during install that allows you to position easily and helps remove air bubbles during install.
     
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    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    Phantom and Travva is right, do the hot shower trick. It worked when I was applying a screen protector on my NDS and PSP.
     
  7. blognog

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    a dust free environment is clutch. thanks for the shower tip, i'll have to try that next time.
     
  8. anaxolotl

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    I got a set of protectors from verizon (the shorties, not the privacy one that is apparently a disaster) and as i put it on in my office (rather than a shower) there got to be some dust particles under the screen. I can live with it but i woudl prefer to fix it. Any suggestions on ways to clean off the particles and reapply the protector? If worse comes to worse, i guess i could just buy a new one, but i was hoping i could salvage what i have.
     
  9. docprego

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    I always put mine on in a steamed up bathroom and even then dust can find its way under the protector. To remove existing dust put a piece of clear tape on one corner of the protector nearest the dust. Have another piece of tape ready in your other hand and lift the protector from the corner using the tape you attached. While it is lifted use the other piece of tape in your other hand to remove any dust on the underside of the protector. Sometimes I have to do this 10 or more times but if you are patient you can get the protector on with no dust. BTW i perform this rescue procedure in a steamed up bathroom too.
     
  10. droid_genesis

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    That "special" liquid spray is really just baby shampoo and water. I'm not sure of the exact ratio, but the last time I applied Zagg's screen, I put a small drop of baby shampoo in about 8 ounces of water. It came out perfect when it dried, and it lasted until I took it off 6 months later.
     
  11. Nidisa

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    Ok....this whole "spray a liquid onto/near" your cell phone seems really counter intuitive to the whole DON'T get your cell phone wet!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Help me understand how this procedure can/should be done by civilians???
     
  12. brettlewis

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    Im intrigued by the amount of people that suggest you steam up your phone. That might be one of the worst ideas I have ever heard. The water detector is extremely sensitive and one activated will void your warranty, also if any of the water sticks to electrical components inside the phone it may go haywire and overhear or short circuit (i know this because that happened to me)

    Best buy will reinstall if for you if you have any issues, just go to another location and have someone who knows how to do it properly do it for you. I got ghost armor for my droid at best buy. It took about ten minutes and there is not a spec of dirt underneath it. It is barley visible. Also, ghost armor has better reviews and is supposed to be more durable, and it cost me $19 for the armor and installation with a lifetime replace/redo/ warranty. If I have any issues with it they will put on a new one for me.
     
  13. zoukis05

    zoukis05 Well-Known Member

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    I've done the shower trick with every screen I've ever installed on my phones. Take the battery out and turn the shower on. 2 minutes later (if you have a steady hand) you have a perfectly placed screen protector with no dust. Swipe a credit card over the top once or twice and you're all set.


    You're not soaking your phone. You're using a very small amount of liquid on the screen protector itself (so that it is adjustable when placed on the screen). Think of it as a near equivalent to pulling your phone out in the rain and getting a few rain drops on the screen. It's easily done by everyone. I think.
     
  14. brettlewis

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    Obviously hes not going to soak his phone, but my old warranty was void becuase of slight humidity, And i live in Arizona. I used to show with my bathroom door open and even the little bit of humidity that traveled to my phone got in.
     

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