Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:22 PM
The air bubbles that don't disappear are cause by small dirt particles (ex. hair, lint, dust) that get between the screen protector and the phone's screen on installation. I have a lot of experience with screen protectors of all kinds now (wet and dry applications), and i am also a perfectionist when it comes to putting on a screen protector on my devices. Air bubbles and dirt trapped under really annoy me, so i have a learned a little tip that has helped me keep installations as clean as possible now. Before installing the screen protector, take a hot shower or turn on the shower and let the hot water run a bit. The heat and steam caused by the shower traps the particles floating around the bathroom area and cleans the air of them. Have your screen cleaned and screen protector ready for installation. Bring the phone and protectors into the bathroom after the shower or running shower, and install the screen protector after cleaning the screen thoroughly. I have done this the past couple times with my devices and the installations have come out excellent. Right now i have no particles or air bubbles on this last SGP installation. I would post a pic of how clean it is.. but just take my word for it! It is close to flawless as can be. 2 things though... Make sure the you don't get the bathroom too fogged up and steamy as it can fog up your phones screen, and this might cause minute steam droplets to remain under the screen protector after installation. This has happened to me and i have noticed that they do mostly disappear, but a little small residue mark might remain under the screen protector. It is almost invisible, and doesn't cause air bubbles... but to me its still annoying because its there lol. The next thing is make sure you align the screen protector properly so that you apply it on one try preferably. Peeling off the screen protector and trying to re-pply it a couple times it to align it properly almost always causes problems. Fingerprints, maybe hair, or dirt on your hands will more than likely begin to get stuck on the adhesive part of the protector when doing this. Hope this helps anyone trying to install screen protectors on their device. Good Luck
Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:22 PM
Thanks, I will try it.
I cheated with my RAZR... I'm an engineer for a medical parts manufacturer. I applied mine in our clean room We have lotion free liquid soap, clean water, plenty of shallow trays great for rinsing a screen in, and an endless supply of lint free cloths! Makes it super quick and easy.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:47 PM
Your Welcome... Hope it helps!
That's Great Lol, well i guess u can't beat that! New advice... if you can break into one of these rooms, then go ahead and put on your screen protectors perfect! If not look around for snives and he can help u out haha. Lucky you though... i have to go through the shower thing to get the room as clean as possible!
Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:40 PM
A few more useful tips if you really wanna be anal about this...
Avoid sitting near any HVAC systems. Outlets can spew dust and returns attract dust. If doing a wet application with a drop of soap in your water, be sure to use lotion free, scent free soaps as the additional agents added for these effects are harder to predict. An allergy free laundry detergent will usually contain less residual oils than many dish soaps while having an otherwise extremely similar chemistry. Specifically, avoid Dawn brand products. While they work great for washing dishes, they contain some of the largest quantities of oil that you will find in a dish soap, and these oils will never dry once under your screen protector making it more likely to shift or develop problems later. When using any soap as an additive, use the smallest amount possible. The goal is simply to slightly improve the surface tension, but the nearer to pure H20 you are the clearer and more securely most protectors will dry. If you are unfamiliar with applying screen protectors, Xtreme Guard generally offers extremely cheap but decent quality protectors through their eBay store. They are not in many regards up to the quality of Zagg or other major namebrands, but they can be used for good practice without damaging a more expensive protector. I use their protectors on most of my devices for a while at least, and in many cases they have become permanent.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:15 AM
Does anyone have an anti-glare screen protector? The glare from the glass is a PITA when using it outside in direct sunlight.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:43 PM
i would kind of like to run my razr without a screen protector... does anyone know how scratch resistant the screen really is
The RAZR is equipped with gorilla glass. To my knowledge, you can take a key and purposely scrape it across the screen and it won't leave a scratch. YouTube it.
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