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[Q] avoid dust to apply the screen protector ?

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By babak, Senior Member on 11th March 2014, 03:42 AM
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In a couple of days I get the protective film, but my fear is dust, how can I avoid absolutely the dust?
 
 
11th March 2014, 04:40 AM |#2  
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Take the phone out of a case (if you have one).
Go into ur bathroom.
Close all windows. Door. Don't run the vent fan if you have one.
Turn the shower or bath on hot and let the room get very steamy.
Clean screen with a microfiber cloth. If you want to be very anal about it. Remove ur shirt. Wet ur hair. Also if it's long tie it back. (this helps eliminate dust or dry skin from falling on the screen while you bend over it. )
The steamy air from the hot water will eliminate any dust floating in the air.
Next step after the screen is clean is to look from all angles to spot any specs. Also clear scotch tape can be used to pick dust off.
Then just apply the protector.

This is how I've always done it on all my phones. Sounds extreme but it all makes sense. I usually combine this is with a shower... Lol

---------- Post added at 04:40 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:37 AM ----------

This just came to me. Another method might be mounting the hose end of a vaccum over the area and keep it running during the cleaning and applying. This is what some people do while cleaning the sensor on DSLR cameras.
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11th March 2014, 05:20 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by NascarFastcar

Take the phone out of a case (if you have one).
Go into ur bathroom.
Close all windows. Door. Don't run the vent fan if you have one.
Turn the shower or bath on hot and let the room get very steamy.
Clean screen with a microfiber cloth. If you want to be very anal about it. Remove ur shirt. Wet ur hair. Also if it's long tie it back. (this helps eliminate dust or dry skin from falling on the screen while you bend over it. )
The steamy air from the hot water will eliminate any dust floating in the air.
Next step after the screen is clean is to look from all angles to spot any specs. Also clear scotch tape can be used to pick dust off.
Then just apply the protector.

This is how I've always done it on all my phones. Sounds extreme but it all makes sense. I usually combine this is with a shower... Lol

---------- Post added at 04:40 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:37 AM ----------

This just came to me. Another method might be mounting the hose end of a vaccum over the area and keep it running during the cleaning and applying. This is what some people do while cleaning the sensor on DSLR cameras.

LOL. Why didn't I think of this?!!!!!


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11th March 2014, 07:50 AM |#4  
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What he said about getting the bathroom steamy is exactly correct!! I've been using that method for a couple of years now and my installs turn it flawless! I also recommend using the hinge method as well, just to assure that you get it on 100% perfectly (I'm a perfectionist when it comes to my electronics and cars! lol). If you're unsure of the hinge method, you should be able to find some videos on YouTube. Basically you just align the screen protector (without removing the back), then apply some tape to one side. Then the tape will act as the "hinge", and the screen protector will act as the door. I recently started using this method along with the steamy shower. These two methods combined allow for a fool-proof perfect install! As long as the screen protector you're applying is nice and you do the install correctly, people won't even know that you have installed unless they're just really looking for one! Good luck with it all, I hope it all goes well. If you have any questions before or during, please feel free to ask

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thanks guys but unfortunately I have a very large bathroom and I knew this method but it does not work for me, I'll try the method to align hinge meanwhile, is very interesting but unfortunately I still have the dust problem
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thanks guys but unfortunately I have a very large bathroom and I knew this method but it does not work for me, I'll try the method to align hinge meanwhile, is very interesting but unfortunately I still have the dust problem

I use a small amount of isopropyl alcohol on the screen, Never have any problems when I do that, I've done it with multiple devices and never had any dust sticking under the screen. Only thing is you basically have to keep pushing the stuff out from underneath it for about 10mins.

I'm sure someones going to say I'm damaging the screen now but I've done it with about 4 phones and 2 tablets with no problems whatsoever
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I use a small amount of isopropyl alcohol on the screen, Never have any problems when I do that, I've done it with multiple devices and never had any dust sticking under the screen. Only thing is you basically have to keep pushing the stuff out from underneath it for about 10mins.

I'm sure someones going to say I'm damaging the screen now but I've done it with about 4 phones and 2 tablets with no problems whatsoever

NEVER, EVER use any type of Alcohol! It removes/destroys the oleophobic coating on the glass. That's what keeps the fingerprints from appearing and once it starts breaking down, it looks not like a scratched screen but more like a scuffed area. You can buff the area a little and it goes away but you fingers make that scuffed area return.
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Sitting naked in steamy bathroom applying screen protector. Sounds like a weekend plan for me.
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