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Topic # 91655 18-Oct-2011 14:05
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I completly suck at putting screen protectors onto devices (air bubbles, bits of dust underneath no matter how careful I am!)

Anyone know of a company that fits them as part of a service ?  I'd rather pay than faff around now!

Thanks!

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  Reply # 534744 18-Oct-2011 15:11
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Although I am sure you would rather pay, and have possibly even heard this before, but have you ever tried getting the bathroom well steamed up by running the shower on full heat, then doing it in there?

I have had great success with this method, and major issues prior.  Also, the quality makes a huge difference, there are some nasty ones out there that are almost impossible...




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  Reply # 535105 19-Oct-2011 12:19
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Ditto - the steam takes a lot of the dust out of the air. Its still hit and miss though.....

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  Reply # 535386 19-Oct-2011 23:32
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Steam = bad for electronic devices,

I have seen a number of electronic devices that have "never" been wet yet exhibit moisture damage, often caused by exposure to steam / humid environments. This type of damage generally wont happen instantly but can accumulate over time.. 


I have installed many screen protectors before and found if the screen is clean before hand - no oil from fingers etc... you can install without any problems. Just work any bubbles out to the edges and don't pull it up again after it has touched the screen.
 

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  Reply # 535389 19-Oct-2011 23:43
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I have never failed a screen protector, it's just logic.

First off, clean your screen in a outwards fashion using either Alcohol Wipes or Anti-Static Wipes like These - after making sure all the dust is off (do not use anything such as paper towels or anything like that) you can apply your screen protector. While the screen still has a wee bit of Alcohol on it prep the screen protector by peeling Side 1 half way, align it, then in a quick motion peel the rest of the screen protectors layer 1 off.

From here it's simple - Assuming it's aligned grab a stiff card (such as a Credit Card) and smooth out the bubbles then carefully peel the 2nd layer of the screen protector off. Use just your finger to smooth out any other small bubbles and wipe clean with the Alcohol Cloth.

Polish with a Microfibre Cloth and it's done, the whole process takes me about 20 to 30 seconds (I think I have done it too many times) - at first it takes patience but keep practicing until you are perfect :) Just make sure there is no dust and you are set.




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  Reply # 535410 20-Oct-2011 07:06
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andrewbnz: Steam = bad for electronic devices,

I have seen a number of electronic devices that have "never" been wet yet exhibit moisture damage, often caused by exposure to steam / humid environments. This type of damage generally wont happen instantly but can accumulate over time.. 


I have installed many screen protectors before and found if the screen is clean before hand - no oil from fingers etc... you can install without any problems. Just work any bubbles out to the edges and don't pull it up again after it has touched the screen.
 


A bit like keeping phones in pockets?  

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