How to get screen protector on without bubbles

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    How do you get a screen protector on without having any bubbles? I can get to the last corner but that always ends up with a few small ones. I think I'm missing something obvious.
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    find something flat that you can use (a credit card should work) to scrape the bubbles to the sides to it eliminates the air pockets under the screen protector. or just use your fingernail
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    I had great luck with the screen protector from seidio. Went on cleanly the first time with only a tiny air bubble on either side of the speaker (think this is largely unavoidable). I was amazed as I went through 3 packs of the Verizon ones when I first got the Droid and didn't manage to get a single one of them to work... I think the brand may matter, at least a bit.
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    If its the stiff kind (almost like soda bottle plastic) then what you can do is place one end of the protector on the droid screen (do not lay the entire protector down) then use a credit card to push the protector onto the screen going from the end laying on the screen all the way to the end of the protector. I used this method for my ipod touch and ended up with 0 bubbles. My protectors should come in the mail tomorrow, I will make a youtube video for the community.
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    yes this works well, or you can do what i do. just have a rep put it on when you buy your screen cover. he went through 3 of them (that i didn't have to pay for) but it looks pretty good now. :)

    and it not that i'm that lazy, i just suck at putting those things on.
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    You can put it on like tint also which seems to help alot. Just spray the sticky side of the protector with water or screen cleaner and use a credit card to remove all of the water while putting it on. It also makes it reusable if you mess up the first time (until the water dries)
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    Bubbles!!

    I won't ever buy any protectors again..I've bought 3 packs and only one went on smoothly....Get 50 bubbles on every one of them...And at 13 bucks a pop, it's DEFINITELY not worth it!!
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    I think that a lot of the bubbles are caused from dust particles that get on there after you wipe clean so I find that the canned air like the stuff used to clean my pc the blast of air across the screen right before I lay the plastic in works great and of course a good smoothing with a card of some sort
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    Buy them on ebay dude, you can get them for about $1 for a 3-pack. The ones I bought do not affect sensitivity at all and you cannot even tell they are on the screen.

    These are what I use on my Droid and iPod touch.
    3 LCD Screen Protectors for VERIZON Motorola DROID A855 - eBay (item 290403297853 end time Feb-16-10 17:08:44 PST)

    To install:

    1. Clean screen well. Use a dust-free cloth of some sort, like you would use for a camera lens. Clean until it is spotless of prints, dust, and 100% clean looking. Have a credit card and scotch tape handy.
    2. Have clean hands. Dust is your enemy when installing screen protectors. Also, find a clean surface in a room that hasn't recently been dusted\vacuumed.
    3. Hold screen protector by its edges during this entire process. If your fingers touch the sticky side you are bound to get dust\prints.
    4. Peel off the first backing (has blue or red label?) from the screen protector
    5. Lay one end of protector onto Droid screen (do not just plop the entire screen protector onto the droid!) and use a credit card to kind of push\squeegee the protector onto the screen; start at the end you placed onto the Droid, finish with the end you are holding elevated in your hand.

    If you find any bubbles, use your credit card to try to push the bubble(s) out to the nearest edge. If this doesn't work, try to lift the protector up until you reach the bubble then use your credit card to push the protector back down starting from where your bubble is\was and go towards the edge.

    If you find any dust, get a piece of scotch tape. Gently lift the area with your nail or some kind of slim device and try to slide the piece of tape under the screen protector (sticky side facing screen protector) and make contact with the particle of dust. I did this myself and was able to pull 2 pieces of dust off the sticky side of my screen protector. Be very careful when lifting the screen protector. You do not want to kink or make any marks in the protector.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2010
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