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  1. drexappeal

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    Geez...I suck. It's been so long since I last installed a screen protector that I completely botched the first install. 2nd one went flawlessly, but just had to order another oleophobic, for when I exchange for my grey note 2...Ugh.
     

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    LOL, same thing happened to me last night. I had to throw away the first Oleophobic protector because it had so much dust stuck on it already from my many tries trying to place it properly. The 2nd one went better except I have 2 very tiny dust specks :( . I would not risk re-opening it and attracting more dust.
     
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    Might be because this thread started out with a lot of rave reviews for the Ultra Crystal. Waiting for my UO's which should be here one day next week.
     
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    LOL...Well, everything was going great on the 1st one until I realized that I was placing it off center. When I went backwards to adjust, that's when it went all downhill and a bunch of dust got in, then small dust particles (really wish I would've waited to use my dust cleaner canister).

    2nd one was almost perfect, but ended up being slightly off center. Here's the 1st ever pic I've taken from the Note 2!...LOL. But I definitely got this one on smoothly with only 1 small dust particle getting in (which I removed promptly using the tape technique (for those that don't know that one, take a piece of tape and wrap it around backwards on your finger tip, so the sticky side is out, rather than using those awful dust removal stickers).

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    When/if I exchange the white one for the grey (likely finding that out tonight), I'll hopefully get the 1st one right. Thankfully, Amazon allows payment with points, so no additional "money" out of pocket...but still a bummer that I don't have the 2nd one available for my Sprint Note 2.
     
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    Well, the Ultra Crystal was the original option (for those that wanted close to the glass feel and look) and Oleophobic wasn't available for all phones before (at least, it wasn't available initially for the original EVO).

    Nontheless, hopefully my pic shows people how clear the Oleophobic really is. It is definitely the go-to choice for me now.
     
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    You definitely have to try the shower trick. In the steam the dust isn't an issue so you can reposition without worry.
     
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    I'm always worried about the excess moisture causing the water damage sticker to trigger.

    I usually have no problems with the dust, when I measure the protector up correctly right off the bat.
     
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    I received my ultra oleophobic protectors today and will put one on tonight. What is this steam method? From googling it, it sounds like you go into the bathroom after putting some hot water on and steaming up the bathroom and that causes the dust to settle so it isn't flying around your device while you install it. Only crappy thing is having to install it in the bathroom...not usually a place I enjoy hanging out in haha.
     
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    Naw don't worry about that. Living in Miami excess moisture is a way if life. A few minutes in a steamy bathroom is nothing compared to a summer day at the beach! ;)
     
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    For my Evo I had Zagg. Snatched it off my phone and never had another protector until this phone so the option of a glass feel was completely new to me.
     
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    So what happened? Did you get to exchange?
     
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    Ultra Oleophobic installed. It seems a bit grippy to me and my finger doesn't slide across it smoothly. Is this normal?
     
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    Just wipe it a bit with a dry microfiber cloth. It'll get very smooth.
     
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    Thank you. After posting this it did get better after wiping it with the cloth and using it.
     
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    Updated in color choice thread : ):beer:
     
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    For now just give me a yes or no until I can't get there and read entire post. My heads been killing me all afternoon.
     
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    http://androidforums.com/5213762-post89.html Here is his post. Looks like he got an exchange. :D
     
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    Sorry. Came in really quick just to give u guys some pics.

    Yes, I have both colors now. :D. I'm extremely happy.
     
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    Strange, it takes me to his post lol. I think tapatalk or something is acting strange for you today. Oh well glad you found it! :D
     
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    You're right. It was TapaTalk.....no telling where's it going to take you.
    Clicking it from my computer just now to me to the correct post.
     
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    I got my screen protector today yay! But still no phone to put it on :( bittersweet.
     
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    Every time I read a post from you I start laughing. How many accessories do you have now for the phone you don't have? :p
     
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    I bought the SPIGEN Ultra Optics and I really hate it. I absoluetely 100% regret the purchase. Its supposed to be anti-fingerprint. HA! The thing is so smudged up its disgusting, and because of the optics its impossible to clean. I wish I had known that the surface would be so textured, I hate the feeling with the spen, and I dont like how it feels to even slide my finger around it.
     
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    I see different colors available in the ultra crystal...what is that? Is the film tinted?

    Thanks
     

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