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Tech armor screen protectors. An exercise in frustration

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S4' started by Bluesman2008, Nov 22, 2013.

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    How on earth are you supposed to get rid of the damned bubbles? Yes I followed the instructions. I'm ready to take it off and go bare.
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    I run with a case but no screen protector.


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    Practice.

    I can install either the PET (stiff screen protector) or the Urethane protectors in about 5 minutes.


    For the PET protectors, I use screen cleaner to wet and allow me to move the protector.
    I put a drop on the device and spray the contact side of the protector. I then use a microfiber cloth wrapped credit card to get rid of bubbles.
    If there is any dust, I lift the edge with tape and slide a piece underneath to pick up the dust. Only use scotch invisible tape (the cloudy looing stuff, matte on the back).

    For the urethane protectors, I remove the adhesive protector and drop them in a bowl of soapy water.
    I then while wet (remove battery from phone), place it on the screen and position it.
    Once I have it in place, I put my thumb in the middle and carefully squeegee one half then the other. I use a hair dryer on low to heat it up a bit to make it stick.

    Done,

    Works everytime.
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    I know it's supposed to be a dry application, but try a little windex. I did that with the first time I applied it, and it turned out just as good as the 2nd screen protector I've used that was applied on dry. Much easier to get rid of bubbles.
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    I wound up going to Best Buy and they recommended a Zagg protector which I had THEM put on. They sprayed it wet and it came out great. No bubbles and no dust.
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    is there still that "orange peel" effect and the rainbow under the screen protector? I had Zagg on my OG Droid and couldn't stand it after a few days. I did hear it got better though.
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    Right after they put it on I saw tiny little ripples but after a few hours, they're gone and it seems perfectly smooth now. No ripples, no waves or bumps.
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    Bareback is best, unless you carry it in your pocket with sand, or wear diamond earing(s). Gorilla Glass III FTW.
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    You're probably right. But I figured an extra layer of protection for twenty bucks couldn't hurt. But the only place that phone goes if I'm not holding it is in my shirt pocket.
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    I had guru at Best Buy put the screen saver on - It's the soft urethane clear-
    It seems to pick up impression marks of finger nail to what ever- but not a big deal.
    Done pretty much like Tech - Head demo has.
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    Sorry, but Best Buy has no gurus. They can't afford one.
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    Funny

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    I always get screen protectors at Verizon. There they will put them on for you and they always look perfect. Im glad 2, my Moto X would have a huge scratch in it already if I hadn't of. Licky me!
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    I should've done that when I got one for the OG Droid. It was on the phone maybe 20 seconds and when I tried to adjust it it flipped off and fell on the floor. I just gave up at that point. The people at Verizon put the protector on when I got the S4.
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