1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Just Installed Zagg Shield

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by hajabooja, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. hajabooja
    Offline

    hajabooja New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Wow... that was pretty painful. I don't have a lot of patience so it was tough for me. All was well until the little side pieces. Glad its over.. seems to be setting pretty well. Thus far (its only been done for about an hour) I am just hoping that the streaks on the screen go away. They are like rainbow streaks that go up the screen. Just hoping it just needs to dry more than they'll go away. Anyone else have these after installing it? Post any other thoughts on your installation as well. Took me bout 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours to install it.
  2. gmack35
    Offline

    gmack35 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Northeast Ohio
    i put the zagg shield on my screen. give it a few days to dry, maybe even a week and they look flawless, no bubbles, etc. check on the zagg website for more tips than the instructions had.
  3. jodyberry
    Offline

    jodyberry New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yea - took me about an hour. What a PIA the side pieces were!! After getting the front and back on, I was gonna just forget the sides. But I figured I went this far, I should just finish it correctly.

    No rainbow streaks on the face, though. Maybe after 12 hours they'll go away.

    One thing I don't like is how it makes the back look. Kinda plastic-looking and cheap. I actually liked the black rubbery-feel of the phone, but I guess it's a trade-off for protection.

    And as mentioned by someone in a previous post, the Zagg screen protector DOES make it a little harder to drag your finger across the screen.

    My 2 cents...
  4. hajabooja
    Offline

    hajabooja New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I know it comes off without leaving any residue but can you put it back on after taking it off? Just by wetting it down again?
  5. DocWalt
    Offline

    DocWalt New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    SE PA
    I never had luck pulling it off and reinstalling it on my iPod, always had to call em up and use that lifetime warranty.
  6. hajabooja
    Offline

    hajabooja New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Just reinstalled it real quick. Seemed to go on better this time. Still have the streaks on the screen. Mostly on the left hand side. Noticeable only on a white background (obviously) but its there. Will they replace the screen protector if it stays after a week? Don't expect anyone to know... just wondering from past experiences. Thanks guys!
  7. coolkidd
    Offline

    coolkidd New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    Yes, they will replace it free of charge (though you will need to cough up for shipping of the used invisible shield back to them).
  8. hajabooja
    Offline

    hajabooja New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well thats good to know if it comes down to that.
  9. takeshi
    Offline

    takeshi New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    4,600
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I wouldn't worry unless they're still there after it's totally dry (24 hours or so).
  10. DougNg
    Offline

    DougNg New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If you set a hair dryer on low and then blow dry the screen from a few inches away, you'll apply enough heat to even out the orange peel and make the skin a little smoother. I would be careful and apply heat slowly to make sure that you don't melt the plastic

    Been doing that for years on all my devices, works like a charm. If you watch how they apply the shield at a kiosk, they do the same thing there
  11. bamfsig45
    Offline

    bamfsig45 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    ICT
    Yep I used a hair dryer on mine, although I didnt use low heat, Hi heat and short bursts of no longer than 10 seconds at about 2-3 inches and constantly smoothing the Invisible Shield with my hand and finger. I did this for about 30 minutes on and off and it looks great and got rid of most of the rainbow streaks and remaining micro bubbles.
  12. greyghost04
    Offline

    greyghost04 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I've installed this on my previous phone. I can attest to the fact that it will look perfect in 2 weeks.
  13. Steve H
    Online

    Steve H Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Southern Utah
    Still, to me, the idea of getting the phone is just scary.
  14. Paleogirl2003
    Offline

    Paleogirl2003 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Holland, PA, USA
    installed zagg invisible sheilds on several devices, and love it! got the full body shield for my moto droid, but skipped the tiny side pieces because I got frustrated. the rest of it looks flawless. tip: don't complain about bubbles until you wait a few days, believe it or not, somehow they actually work themselves out over time.

    if anyone is looking into buying one, you can use code PROTECT20 to get 20% off your order - enjoy!
  15. 2amReply
    Offline

    2amReply New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Do you have pictures? They don't usually replace if you mess up on the install. But the person I talked to kindly ignored the rule and replaced mine anyway.

    On a funny note...my local Bestbuy has a Zagg display with two phones. One has no protection and one has a Zagg shield. The display asks you to test the protection. Both phones were scratched!

    :rofl3:
  16. SSHGuru
    Offline

    SSHGuru New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3,839
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
  17. hajabooja
    Offline

    hajabooja New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I guess I could try to take pictures. But basically its just like streaked glass up the screen. As I said, mostly on the left hand side of the screen. Its really really annoying when your looking at a white background. Its been on for about 48 hours now. Everything but the screen looks great! Above they were mentioning using a hair dryer for the "orange peel?". Not familiar with with this term. Is this what I am getting? I tried reinstalling it about 3 times. I really tried to wipe down the left hand side of the screen to get the streaks off but its like they are molded in or something. Really annoying...
  18. MJ5150
    Offline

    MJ5150 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,040
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Lacey, Washington
    I applaud you folks who put these on yourself. No way I have the patience to do it. I let the guy at the kiosk in the mall put all of mine on.

    If I had to put it on myself, I wouldn't buy it. That is why I have never tried any of the other brands of screen shields out there. Well that, and InvisibleShield is an excellent product in my experience.

    -Mike
  19. 2amReply
    Offline

    2amReply New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The one thing that bothers me most is dust. It seems that's what keeps the bubbles from going away. Tape with light adhesive works best.
  20. TheOldFart
    Offline

    TheOldFart New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    963
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New York State
    I don't plan to use any screen protector on my Droid, but here is my experience with using screen protectors in the past. It is very difficult to avoid dust under the protector if applied in the winter months. I live in the northeast. It is warm and humid in the summer and cold and very dry in the winter. When the humidity is low, static just attracts dust. It is almost impossible to avoid. The only way I have ever had success when trying to apply a screen protector in the winter is to close the bathroom door and turn on a humidifier or a hot shower to raise the humidity. Once the humidity is high then there will be no dust attraction. Trying to do it in a room with 10% or 20% humidity makes it almost impossible to avoid dust attraction.
Search tags for this page
blow dry zagg
,
blow dryer for zagg screen protector
,
can you reinstall zagg invisible shield
,

can you reinstall zagg screen protector

,
hair dryer zagg
,
how to reinstall zagg invisibleshield
,

reinstall zagg invisibleshield

,

reinstalling zagg invisibleshield

,
wet streaks install screen protector go away
,
zagg blow dryer
,
zagg invisible shield hairdryer
,

zagg rainbow

,

zagg screen protector rainbow streaks

,
zagg shield reinstall
,
zagg+invisible+shield+could+be reinstalled?