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sunNsnow

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I put on Milomdol 9H film screen protector and tempered glass camera protector yesterday. I purchased it from Amazon. I have no bubbles or lifting on the edges of the screen. The fingerprint reader is working without having to enable the faster reading setting. The protector ends up looking like glass and you can see your fingerprints on it. :cautious: I placed a Caseology case on the phone without issues.

The install is fussy and needed an extra step of taping the sides of one end of the protector during the install (after applying the first half of the screen, before attempting to apply the second half of the screen, as noted in one of the Amazon reviews). I found the installation video more effective than reading the instructions as a guide.

I was able to take pictures of the night sky with the tempered glass camera protector. So far, the screen protectors work, despite the fingerprints all over it ... no different than the screen itself without the protector.
 
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Starzboy77

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Just got these in from AliExpress, I ordered a 2 pack of the Mocolo, and an unbranded (slightly more expensive) 2 pack.

Both are literally the same thing in different boxes. They came relatively quickly (about 10 days to NJ), well packaged and nothing was broken.

I burned through one of the mocolo protectors because my phone was slightly tilted and the glue started to run towards the bottom of the screen. I tried to act quickly to toss the glass on it and got a bunch of air bubbles, so I just tossed it without even curing it with the light.

The second attempt went perfectly. I propped up the bottom of the phone with the alcohol swab I used on the first attempt, and it set the phone flat enough. Put the glue in the center, made sure there was no air bubbles in the glue, and slowly put the protector in place. Once the glue started spreading I dropped it in place and let it do it’s thing. Definitely not as easy as having the Whitestone or Amfilm frame to guide you, but it ended up applying perfectly anyways.

So… With that being said: the fingerprint sensor works perfectly. It’s just as fast as it was with the LK TPU protector on it, and I didn’t even have to redo my prints. Once I apply my DBrand skin I’ll see how the protector works with my case, and hopefully it doesn’t push up the glass. At this point that’s the only thing left to worry about, because a tight case can ruin everything.

Here are the product links. I used the 2nd link for the install so far, but they're pretty much identical.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003490262469.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003472897787.html
I just received a liquid protector but this is my first time using such a protector and need some guidance with the stickers to protect the speaker ports. Is that for the top speaker/ear speaker or the bottom firing speaker? Do you need to cover the power and volume buttons too? Also, how do you remove the stickers once you place the glue on the screen and then the glass? Any guidance would be extremely appreciated. Thank you.
 
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Batfink33

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I just received a liquid protector but this is my first time using such a protector and need some guidance with the stickers to protect the speaker ports. Is that for the top speaker/ear speaker or the bottom firing speaker? Do you need to cover the power and volume buttons too? Also, how do you remove the stickers once you place the glue on the screen and then the glass? Any guidance would be extremely appreciated. Thank you.
Cover them all, buttons, sim tray , ports , ear grill etc. Make sure none of the glue gets in them because it's nasty to remove. Use quite strong tape also so the glue doesn't get underneath if it spills over. With the top ear grill you have to only cover it slightly so the protector goes on properly, if you put too much tape over it then the protector wont fit at the bottom.
 

Starzboy77

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Cover them all, buttons, sim tray , ports , ear grill etc. Make sure none of the glue gets in them because it's nasty to remove. Use quite strong tape also so the glue doesn't get underneath if it spills over. With the top ear grill you have to only cover it slightly so the protector goes on properly, if you put too much tape over it then the protector wont fit at the bottom.
Do you think packing tape is sufficient?
 

Batfink33

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Thanks for the reply. Question is how to remove the ear grill sticker after applying the glue and then the glass? Wouldn't it be under the glass a d impossible to remove?
You only put the tape over the ear grill up to where the glass would start so a strip of tape over the ear grill then wrapped over the back of phone.
 
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Ghisy

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This is OT but oh well: I've never dropped any of my phones before but it happened to my Pixel 4 XL on my current trip. It felt flat on the floor and my TGSP cracked! Seems like the screen itself is fine underneath. I'm waiting till I'm home to replace the TGSP with a brand new one (I have extras).

My point is: I'm glad I didn't have time to set up my Pixel 6 Pro before I left. I don't know how effective the TPU screen protector would have been in that case. I probably would have a brand new P6P with a broken screen! 😱

Anyway, I really wish TGSP for the P6P would be here soon cause now I'm scared haha
 
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dimm0k

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finally received the Mocolo glass from AliExpress - bought 2x 2 pack, only received one so make sure if you order from them! LOCA glue is a ***** so I would definitely tape all sides. once that **** leaks into any crevices, it keeps leaking out! took like 30 minutes of wiping. that said, the application went on smoothly with no bubbles on the first try. pretty much comes right up to the case I have on so I have full protection!
 
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djy

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Thanks I ordered two packages from AliExpress, shipped to east coast USA. They are estimating up to 40 days. Did your order arrive before the estimated time?

I never used a UV adhesive type glass protector. How much adhesive did you apply? Once cured, does the adhesive peel off in large blobs or is a solvent/scraping required? Have you noticed any difference in quality for the front camera or fingerprint sensor?
 
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dimm0k

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Thanks I ordered two packages from AliExpress, shipped to east coast USA. They are estimating up to 40 days. Did your order arrive before the estimated time?

I never used a UV adhesive type glass protector. How much adhesive did you apply? Once cured, does the adhesive peel off in large blobs or is a solvent/scraping required? Have you noticed any difference in quality for the front camera or fingerprint sensor?
I'm also in the same location. ordered it 11/18 and received it yesterday so the 40 days I believe is a large estimate and you'll probably get it sooner.

it was my first time applying this thing and while it was a perfect install in terms of alignment, there are some small micro bubbles at the top right corner. as the glue started to spread it slowly covered everything under the protector, but for some reason when I used the UV light to cure that corner raised itself and I had to hold it down while placing the light over it. should have held it there longer, but because it didn't it raised up again. when it finally cured these micro bubbles were left.

some tips
- best to do it after a nice hot shower and the bathroom is steamy to pull down all the dust
- place the phone on a rubber mat or counter the camera bump so that the phone is level (halfway through dispensing the glue, the glue started to slide!)
- there were no pull tabs for the plastic protector covering the underside of the glass... may one to put a piece of tape and pull it a little to make sure it works
- tape all four sides of the phone so all the buttons and lines that separate the glass from the back are sealed. place tape over the top speaker as well
- I emptied the whole bottle of glue, but the hole where the glue exits is pretty small so it comes out in droplets despite squeezing the life out of it and opening the top of the tube
- once you get a pretty big pool of glue, about the size of a US $1 coin, maybe bigger, pull off the plastic from the glass and put it down over the glue and let it slowly spread. the excess glue will slowly leak out of the glass. you can see the glue spreading
- move the glass around so that it's perfectly aligned and hold it there. use the UV light to cure a small part of the phone - I did the bottom of the phone so it's stuck in place. after that you can let go and flash the light all over the phone. I guess one thing that's good about the more expensive White Dome is that it comes with something to hold the UV light in place - convenient, but enh

lastly, since these are all the things I've learned along the way I didn't tape the sides and that proved to be fatal, as mentioned above. that said, I used the UV light to get into the lines and just now rubbed it with my finger and it all peeled off like rubber cement. other than that, I'm not sure how it would come off in terms of ease if you wanted to redo it or replace... videos of the White Dome removal didn't look too bad unless the protector cracks.

no noticeable difference from the front facing camera. the FP sensor feels like it took a slight step back for me... I had a TPU and that felt good despite how I placed my thumb. after putting the glass on I had to re-do the prints and after doing them it feels like I need to get it at the right placement to unlock.
 

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I wonder if it's worth buying the note 10 plus Whitestone dome glass for the pixel 6 pro ??as everyone is saying the note 10 plus screen protectors are fitting the pixel 6 pro perfect ...
 

lemonspeakerz

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finally recurved the Mocolo glass from AliExpress - bought 2x 2 pack, only received one so make sure if you order from them! LOCA glue is a ***** so I would definitely tape all sides. once that **** leaks into any crevices, it keeps leaking out! took like 30 minutes of wiping. that said, the application went on smoothly with no bubbles on the first try. pretty much comes right up to the case I have on so I have full protection!
Mines comes tomorrow. Do you have pictures of your install?
Also, I'm afraid of what to tape.
1) Do I tape a little bit of the screen itself? Because I'm worried the glue might seep into the tiny space between the actual glass screen and the phone's housing.
2) How do I tape off the top speaker area? There's not much room up there for any tape...
3) Did you find yourself holding down part of the glass while you cure the other half first?
4) Any micro bubbles or defects/mistakes now that yours has cured?

5) Has your FINGERPRINT reader gotten worse with this screen protector?
 

zetsumeikuro

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Pretty good video showing the install process for LOCA protectors that don't have an install rig etc. Of course, go with the curing times listed in the instructions vs what is the video. Also, do use electrical tape or something similar to block all the ports, as the others have mentioned.
 

dimm0k

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soooo, I made matters worse lol
I had originally ordered the glass from aliexpress, but with Amazon having one seller also selling something similar I ordered from there too. the Amazon one arrived one day before the aliexpress one and after installing the Amazon one with no issues other than the fact that the finger print sensor wasn't working as well as it did with the TPU, I decided to re-do it with the aliexpress one. made two attempts with it and have a few extra pointers to add to my original which are

- after all the glue has spread, give the whole glass a firm press to squeeze out all the glue and make as close a contact between the protector and the screen
- as you press, wipe off the excess as quickly as you can to prevent any buildup

Mines comes tomorrow. Do you have pictures of your install?
Also, I'm afraid of what to tape.
1) Do I tape a little bit of the screen itself? Because I'm worried the glue might seep into the tiny space between the actual glass screen and the phone's housing.
2) How do I tape off the top speaker area? There's not much room up there for any tape...
3) Did you find yourself holding down part of the glass while you cure the other half first?
4) Any micro bubbles or defects/mistakes now that yours has cured?

5) Has your FINGERPRINT reader gotten worse with this screen protector?
yeah, the main focus is to protect the buttons and the earpiece with tape. that said, even if you have good strong tape I would take care to wipe the excess as much as possible. I've attached a photo during the prep phase. I put the glass on and taped along the edges. be careful the tape is not touching or under the protector. tape should give you a good indicator of placement once the glue has been applied. second photo you can see the excess glue coming out - I would not let this happen, instead I would wipe it up especially since the tape I used was not strong enough, as evident with glue still seeping through. I held down the protector and cured the section where my fingers were holding down. once that's locked in place I slowly cured the glue little by little pressing down to squeeze out the glue. I had micro bubbles in one corner, prompting me to do it all over, but that was because I had already cured it before realizing. I would cure a small section in the middle first and then work outwards to push all the excess glue out to ensure no bubbles.
my first application I did not press down on the protector before curing and I feel that caused the finger print reader to be worse than when I had the TPU. my last attempt I put pressure on the protector as I cured it, paying more attention to the fingerprint area and can say it's back to what I had with the TPU protector
 

Ghisy

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A few weeks ago, I got this TPU screen protector from Amazon. I screwed up installing the first one but managed to apply the second one OK.

Today, I just took out the P6P from its box (not using it yet because I was traveling these past 2 weeks and did not have enough time to set it up) and it looks like cr*p! There are bubbles everywhere and one line at the bottom that looks like a wide bubble. This thing sucks!

I'm glad I got a refund from Amazon after screwing up the first one because I was NOT happy with it.

Now where are the good tempered glass ones? Given what happened to my 4 XL on my trip (long story short: thank goodness I had a TGSP on or my screen would be shattered!), I'm not taking any chances with the P6P. It sucks because I would like to use my shiny new toy :(
 
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dimm0k

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A few weeks ago, I got this TPU screen protector from Amazon. I screwed up installing the first one but managed to apply the second one OK.

Today, I just took out the P6P from its box (not using it yet because I was traveling these past 2 weeks and did not have enough time to set it up) and it looks like cr*p! There are bubbles everywhere and one line at the bottom that looks like a wide bubble. This thing sucks!

I'm glad I got a refund from Amazon after screwing up the first one because I was NOT happy with it.

Now where are the good tempered glass ones? Given what happened to my 4 XL on my trip (long story short: thank goodness I had a TGSP on or my screen would be shattered!), I'm not taking any chances with the P6P. It sucks because I would like to use my shiny new toy :(
yeah, TPU does suck in that if you have anything that pinches the screen it'll create bubbles that you'll need to smooth out. I normally keep my phone in my non-wallet pockets, but twice I've put it in with the wallet and after pulling it out I saw some bubbles. couldn't figure out why until the second time when I realized I have a paper clip that was rubbing on the screen.
 

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Guys, when you apply the glass over the LOCA, do NOT move it around or press on it. That's the worst damn thing you can do!

Put the LOCA in the center of the screen. Hold the protector diagonally, where the bottom edge is lined up where it should be on the phone and lower it down SLOWLY. When it makes contact with the glue and starts to spread, then slowly finish lowering it, but do NOT put pressure on it. The glue spreads on its own. Don't touch it, and it won't flow over the sides or into the ear piece.

DON'T. Touch. The. Protector.

DON'T. Put. Any. Pressure. On. It.
 
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dimm0k

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Guys, when you apply the glass over the LOCA, do NOT move it around or press on it. That's the worst damn thing you can do!

Put the LOCA in the center of the screen. Hold the protector diagonally, where the bottom edge is lined up where it should be on the phone and lower it down SLOWLY. When it makes contact with the glue and starts to spread, then slowly finish lowering it, but do NOT put pressure on it. The glue spreads on its own. Don't touch it, and it won't flow over the sides or into the ear piece.

DON'T. Touch. The. Protector.

DON'T. Put. Any. Pressure. On. It.
I didn't press on my first attempt... and I can say the fingerprint reader was not matching properly. my final attempt and applying pressure has given me the snappy fingerprint reader again
 

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    Horror stories? Jesus, calm the hell down. I've had Whitestone dome glass on every one of my top end phones, and it's amazing. You are not going to damage your display , where do you come up with this nonsense? As a matter of fact, I'm rocking the Samsung Note 10 whitestone dome glass right now on my P6P. Yes it isn't curved but it covers the screen quite well and it's an amazing touch/feel experience to use every day. Fingerprint scanner is fine and I'm on the SQ1D.211205.017 update.

    Please, stop talking about stuff you have no experience with.
    The only one here making a drama is you. I merely asked a calm question because of experiences others had. And no, for hecks sake, I will never - ever - ever - ever stop talking about any topic I deem interesting. It is not up to you to decide whether or not people have "the right" to talk about stuff that you claim they have no "experience about".

    Imagine we talk about Tesla owners - they reported hardware defects - now I get asked: What do you think about Teslas - and I answer: Mh, there are people that had hardware defects... that might be an issue.

    Now you would come in any say "don't talk about that because it's not your personal experience" - what the heck. That is not a line of argument, that is an excuse to censor criticism and thoughts you don't like. You don't need to personally experience something to be able to talk about it. I don't need to personally burn my finger on a hot stove in order to tell people that it's a stupid idea to touch a hot stove. Again, that is not a line of argument ("stop talking about stuff you have no experience with"), that's ridiculous.

    Besides, I actually never made any "claims" of my own, I merely mentioned that I heard other peoples stories, which definitely and factually renders your "request" absolutely mind-boggling. Since simply referring to other peoples experiences can under no circumstances be considered as a personal statement (even IF I had made such a statement, your words would still be without sense).

    Just for reference purpose, as an example someone that had one of those "horror story" problems with whitestone

    -> https://forums.androidcentral.com/s...val-fail-portion-left-need-ideas-removal.html

    "My Note 10 removal disaster was 5 months ago, just looking for an alternative for a different phone. Still traumatized from that!"

    "no matter how careful I was all 4 sides cracked before complete removal."

    "But what I had to do to remove one from my almost new Note 10+ was terrifying."
    Please, enlighten me how this is possible. According to your own statement, such a thing would never happen. It's "nonsense" - as a matter of fact, it is not.
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    After watching the WhitestoneDome remove their UV screen protector off the pixel 6 pro, and comparing it to my experience with the removing the Mocolo TGSP from AliExpress, it's very evident that the Mocolo adhesive glue is very bad. I was able to remove the Mocolo one with my Pinky finger nail - and it lifted up with incredible ease. But after watching Whitestone, it should actually be more difficult to remove a UV cured screen protector.

    Goes to show, the Mocolo one has bad glue adhesion.
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    Installed the mowei and initially was quite pleased with it. Looked great, pretty easy install. But man, the fingerprint sensor or rather the degrade in ease of use is driving me nuts! I've re-registered my prints several times already to no avail. I've had to hold my finger down for what seems significantly longer in order for it read. From several posts, it sounds like i should take it off and reinstall and weigh down the fps area using coins?
    My Mowei and the fingerprint sensor is still working well after installing it on Dec. 8. I didn't use any weights, and for what it's worth, I got an email from Mowei saying to not use any weights and that's why they didn't include a weight in the package.

    But if adding a weight worked for other people, couldn't hurt I guess. Also making sure you cured it for the recommended time.
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    Just take it off. It's no problem. The glue that comes in the packet is so bad you can remove it from the glass and install again, but I wouldn't recommend it.

    I use actual LOCA on all my installs, which, contrary to some posts here, removes just fine, but require more finesse installing. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B2ZLB5O
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    Installed the Mowei last night and man it is great. I might have slightly decreased fingerprint reading, however, hard to really gauge as it is under a microscope now.

    All in all I certainly recommend this bad boy.

    Did anyone else receive only 2 sets of the foam rods? I noticed mine were wet with the glue after install so I tossed them. I have one set left but 2 more screen protectors. I am wondering if the should have included 3 sets?
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    Well, I don't carry diamonds in my pocket. Keys, yes; a lighter maybe based on the party. :)

    The LK TPU protector mentioned a few times is the bomb. After a day, I can't tell it is on the screen. Finger glides across just fine. FPR works fine. No blur. Easy installation.
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    I have ordered the same about a week or 2 ago and am awaiting its arrival. Think I posted about it in another screen protector thread and not this one (hard to keep up with all the different threads 😜). I will also report back on how it goes when it arrives.
    Ended up ordering these. They should be here by the end of the week. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

    [3+2 Pack] for Google Pixel 6 Pro Screen Protector [Support Fingerprint Unlocking] 3x 3D Curved Tempered Glass and 2x Camera Lens Protector for Pixel 6 Pro 5G https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09LDF5C8...abc_2MBCCWPCD3GZPJDNV7Y0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
    Ok, got the screen protectors today. Things went fairly well except for 1 very tiny bubble that is barely noticeable so I went with it.

    I followed the instructions in the video provided by a QR code for the most part. The video is for another phone so I just ignored the part about removing the fingerprint sticker as there isn't one on this protector. I also did not use a weight. Not sure if that would have helped with that 1 very tiny bubble or not.

    Instead of using their stickers to cover up the speakers, etc., I used electrical tape. That stuck much better than the provided stickers. Covered up both top and bottom speakers, volume buttons and sim card tray.

    The tray is pretty nice. It really leveled out the phone so no problem with the camera bar. Inserted the provided foam cushions on 3 of the sides and the phone fit very snug and well in there.

    The protector fit fairly well also. It's a bit smaller than the actual screen (similar to all the other ones I've tried), but that allows it to not interfere with a case coming on or off (in my case Spigen Tough Armor). With the case on it's pretty much covering everything exposed.

    Front facing camera is working fine. Touch is working fine.

    And the fingerprint sensor? Well, that is working fine as well 😀. Am finally able to use it (been using a non-LOCA TGSP so haven't been able to use it till now). I enrolled both thumbs and so far each time the sensor has worked and fairly quickly. Only enrolled each thumb once. (Btw, checked to see if any of my other non-enrolled fingerprints could unlock it as has been reported a bit and they could not.)

    So in conclusion, based on my experience alone, I would recommend this protector. It comes with 3 screen protectors and 2 camera protectors (which I did not use). Also comes with 3 "bottles/viles" of LOCA, 2 sets of absorption cushions for the sides, 5 packs of wet/dry cloths and stickers, tray, and a UV light.

    All in all I'm pretty happy with it so far (it's only been about an hour since installation). Now just need to run that adb command so each time I touch the phone the screen doesn't wake 🙃.
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    Bought last week this one https://m.de.aliexpress.com/item/10...er_id=c48d9edf02c84f368fef07df4672e3c5&is_c=N

    It works flawless,feels also really good and it works with the fingerprint reader.
    It's maybe a millimeter or a half to small but that's okay
    Here a small video how it works with the fingerprint reader.
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    Why? It blows my mind...
    Thanks for confirming my suspicion that I would want to add you to my ignore list.
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    Hello all -
    I've been following this thread closely as quality tempered glass screen protectors are important to me. P6P will be my first curved screen, so I was disappointed to learn that it's a pain to find quality glass protectors for them.

    I sent an inquiry to Whitstone Dome 1 week ago asking about availability for P6P screen protectors. They just now responded to me that they should release a product in mid-January 2022.

    E-mail:

    Whitestone Dome Support [email protected] via gorgias.io​

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    Hi Ryan,

    Thank you for reaching out to us.
    Pixel 6 / 6 pro will be launched on Mid Jan, 2022

    Thank you,