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Support XO Skin Installation - Confirm this looks normal

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  1. illinimatt81

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    I just installed the XO Skin about 45 minutes ago. I couldn't get these bubbles out but from everything I read in the forums it seems this is normal and they will go away within 24-48 hours. Can anyone that has installed this confirm this is how it looked for you about an hour afterwards?

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    It says on the XO skins FAQ that large bubbles won't come out but micro bubbles and smaller ones will. "Large bubbles" is kind of vague. It seems to be getting better a bit, but I want confirmation while I still might be able to do something about it if not.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.
     

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    Those bubbles on your screen are considered "small" because I had those bubbles when I installed mine and they went away in 24 hours.
     
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    I had even bigger bubbles and they all went away. The only issue I have is the skin curling up at the edges
     
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence. They do seem to be going away by the hour.
     
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    Were you able to get it to fit perfectly? I have a very small piece at the bottom that may slightly be up over the lip despite my best efforts. Everything else is lined up perfectly so not sure if it is the cut of mine or that it is just so precise I was slightly off (most likely).

    I was cognizant of making sure the edges were firmly down. I'm pairing this with the Diztronic Revision 3 Black Matte case that should be arriving tomorrow so that should make it a good installation once the phone is inserted.
     
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    Yup, leave it and they'll go away. I had 1 stubborn one that I thought I'd be stuck with when it wasn't gone after 24 hours, but sure enough by the next morning it was completely gone.
     
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    The area in the middle seems to be drying out and wow, can't really tell it is there. Very clear. Hoping it improves in clarity even more in the next 24-48 hours.

    I've tried a bunch of things over the years and went naked with the OG droid which never got one blemish. I noticed one very tiny hairline scratch about a half inch long (barely noticeable except under bright light) after using it in my AB83 Tunebelt armband so I decided to get a protector.
     
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    I have the same combo... Love it!
     
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    The skin is looking really nice now. Very impressed. Can barely tell it is there. Looking forward to seeing how this continues to cure.
     
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    I believe those are little pockets of application liquid. Mine looked exactly like that, and I was worried as well. So worried, in fact, that I somehow managed to scratch the skin with the application card trying to get them out. Not happy about that...

    I still had a few present after it cured overnight, but by the end of the day, all of the "bubbles" were gone.
     
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    Just put mine on this weekend and got the same early results
    The little pockets on mine contained the solution from the wet application
    All were absorbed and cleared within 24 hours
    Came out crystal clear
    The one thing I'm trying to get use to is the new surface
    Its not as slick as glass has a slight drag and rubbery feel
     
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    Its just solution caught under the screen, it will evaporate. The rubberyness goes away too after a few days. It will cure up and be slick. I have been using them for years. They are awesome.
     
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    Is it a good idea to put on the diztronic case before the bubbles go away? The edges are starting to curl up less than a day it's on.
     
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    I would wait till the bubbles are out before putting the diztronic case. That's what I did and no curling on the edges.
     
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    After 48 hours, there is still one small bubble. Hope it goes away soon.
     
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