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RadicalxEdward
Apr 7, 2011, 11:49 AM
Loving my new best skins ever... skin, much better than the invisibleshield I had on before, but I think I might have put too much soap in the soap/water solution. It looks like I have thousands of tiny bubbles under the film in splotches (which over the lcd look like someones greasy hands were on it) they can't be squeegeed out and I can't tell if any have gone away since I installed it.

If they're just bubbles, I'm betting they'll go away in a few days, but I'm worried it's actual soap residue or something. Would I have to reapply the skin? Can I even do that?

Has anyone else had this issue?



Chriseybear
Apr 7, 2011, 11:57 AM
When did you put it on?
I'm currently waiting for mine to come to the UK, but from what I've read they often disappear, sometimes over night. Sometimes 2 weeks + keep waiting I'd say :)

RadicalxEdward
Apr 7, 2011, 11:59 AM
When did you put it on?
I'm currently waiting for mine to come to the UK, but from what I've read they often disappear, sometimes over night. Sometimes 2 weeks + keep waiting I'd say :)

About 8pm last night (it's now 1pm) I guess I'll leave it alone for now.

chrisperro
Apr 7, 2011, 12:00 PM
Loving my new best skins ever... skin, much better than the invisibleshield I had on before, but I think I might have put too much soap in the soap/water solution. It looks like I have thousands of tiny bubbles under the film in splotches (which over the lcd look like someones greasy hands were on it) they can't be squeegeed out and I can't tell if any have gone away since I installed it.

If they're just bubbles, I'm betting they'll go away in a few days, but I'm worried it's actual soap residue or something. Would I have to reapply the skin? Can I even do that?

Has anyone else had this issue?
the soap will go away after a few days and NO you cant reapply.

macsolo
Apr 7, 2011, 12:09 PM
Same thing happened to my iPod. The screen does clear after abit but some smudges remained. I guess you could probably reapply it, just be carefull not to stretch the skin.

I didn't bother putting the best skins ever front skin on my iPad. Tho the back looks awesome with it on.

Chriseybear
Apr 7, 2011, 12:09 PM
About 8pm last night (it's now 1pm) I guess I'll leave it alone for now.

Yeah definitely leave it, hopefully should be nothing visable in a few days.
I've got one of those cheap ebay protector jobs on mine at the minute while I wait for my BSE, the bubbles in that don't go away :( haha.

chrisperro
Apr 7, 2011, 12:10 PM
Same thing happened to my iPod. The screen does clear after abit but some smudges remained. I guess you could probably reapply it, just be carefull not to stretch the skin.

I didn't bother putting the best skins ever front skin on my iPad. Tho the back looks awesome with it on.

DO NOT reapply.

Ferris23
Apr 7, 2011, 12:58 PM
Umm with an install that fresh you can totally reapply. I've reapplied skins a week later for some people, never had a problem. Gently peel up, re soak then set back down on the device.

chrisperro
Apr 7, 2011, 01:03 PM
Umm with an install that fresh you can totally reapply. I've reapplied skins a week later for some people, never had a problem. Gently peel up, re soak then set back down on the device.
Maybe but whats the point? The OP needs to be patience cause the soap goes away.

gigaguy
Apr 7, 2011, 01:14 PM
I had a hard time with BSE on my Touch4. back and front. It was hard to smooth out the front skin and work out bubbles because the skin was so slippery with the soap and the Touch is such a small screen. The BSE has orange peel too. It's okay, you get what you pay for.
I MUCH prefer dry installs like Power Support. PS at 2-3x as much $$ shows the difference. I've used both brands, just hard to pay PS prices since I trade up my devices pretty regularly. but PS is excellent. I like their anti-glare so I can use devices outside and in bright rooms.

RadicalxEdward
Apr 7, 2011, 01:19 PM
I'm not a fan of the look or texture of the antiglare varieties. This BSE skin is very nice and smooth (feels better than the glass itself in my opinion)

My only concern was weather they were bubbles or residue (I tried using the least fancy soap I could find so it wouldn't have moisturizers and crap in it) bubbles I'm betting will go away, residue won't. but I think the best course of action based on your guys responses seems to be to just wait.

I appreciate the advise guys.

RadicalxEdward
Apr 7, 2011, 01:20 PM
I had a hard time with BSE on my Touch4. back and front. It was hard to smooth out the front skin and work out bubbles because the skin was so slippery with the soap and the Touch is such a small screen. The BSE has orange peel too. It's okay, you get what you pay for.
I MUCH prefer dry installs like Power Support. PS at 2-3x as much $$ shows the difference. I've used both brands, just hard to pay PS prices since I trade up my devices pretty regularly. but PS is excellent. I like their anti-glare so I can use devices outside and in bright rooms.

price isn't everything. zagg's invisibleshield is $40 and sucks.

Blorzoga
Apr 7, 2011, 01:24 PM
Power Support

gigaguy
Apr 7, 2011, 01:27 PM
On the iPad, I use a screen protector for anti-glare mostly. If not for that, I'd prefer the feel of the glass. My iPad turns into a mirror in the Texas sun without anti-glare.
wish they could make these really reusable. I trade out devices pretty often. That's why I put the cheaper BSE on my Touch, mostly to protect the shiny back, but it came with a front so I slapped er slipped that on. My install is not as good as PS ones. those go on easier and clean.

drenline
Apr 7, 2011, 02:13 PM
I used my extra zagg solution from my previous orders of the invisibleshield and applied it to my bestskinsever. Worked flawlessly!

RadicalxEdward
Apr 7, 2011, 02:20 PM
Power Support

Very helpful. Pft

On the iPad, I use a screen protector for anti-glare mostly. If not for that, I'd prefer the feel of the glass. My iPad turns into a mirror in the Texas sun without anti-glare.
wish they could make these really reusable. I trade out devices pretty often. That's why I put the cheaper BSE on my Touch, mostly to protect the shiny back, but it came with a front so I slapped er slipped that on. My install is not as good as PS ones. those go on easier and clean.

After I posted about the crappy cs and fitment from zagg people were all posting their recommendations. I took a look at the pictures for all the different versions. The fronts all looked similar and bse had the best back by far. So I went with bse.

As for the sun, everything sucks. I wish they could use a transflective screen but that would reduce the sharpness and make the iPad way more expensive.

master-ceo
Apr 7, 2011, 02:34 PM
Mine took 3 days to fully clear up. If any, Most bubbles will clear up too.

Ferris23
Apr 7, 2011, 02:41 PM
Maybe but whats the point? The OP needs to be patience cause the soap goes away.

True, I was just addressing the statement that these skins can't be reapplied. :)

RadicalxEdward
Apr 12, 2011, 01:17 PM
didn't try to reapply, just wanted to note the little bubbles are still there. I'll try to get a picture later.

firteen888
Apr 12, 2011, 02:04 PM
I originally got 2 front screens. The first one I used alot of soap in my mixture, and after a week, while much of it cleared up, it still had a cloudy residuey look to it. I ended up taking it off and applying the second one with NO soap. The installation was relatively more difficult without the soap but the end product is a million times better! You can't even tell there's a screen protector on.

I would leave it on for a few days and see how much of it clears up. if it's anything like my original install, it will look OK but not perfect.

RadicalxEdward
Apr 12, 2011, 02:15 PM
I originally got 2 front screens. The first one I used alot of soap in my mixture, and after a week, while much of it cleared up, it still had a cloudy residuey look to it. I ended up taking it off and applying the second one with NO soap. The installation was relatively more difficult without the soap but the end product is a million times better! You can't even tell there's a screen protector on.

I would leave it on for a few days and see how much of it clears up. if it's anything like my original install, it will look OK but not perfect.

I was hoping I wouldn't have to buy another one. Oh well.

hatersgonnahate
Apr 12, 2011, 02:20 PM
Power Support

1 word.

FAIL

firteen888
Apr 12, 2011, 02:21 PM
I was hoping I wouldn't have to buy another one. Oh well.

You may not, just give it a few days and it may turn out well. These wet install protectors tend to look better as time goes on.

JustCrusin
Apr 12, 2011, 02:33 PM
Almost 3 weeks and still waiting for my tiny bubbles to disappear. It is better but not crystal

Aqua Bliss
Apr 12, 2011, 02:49 PM
I mentioned like 3 times in the BSE thread don't use soap, and if you must use only a very small drop of baby shampoo.

I used BSE on a phone with wayyyy too much soap, took 3 months for everything to clear but it did clear eventually.

BSE doesn't need soap.

Pballer110
Apr 12, 2011, 03:27 PM
This is why I like wrapsol better. The back has a matte finish with a nice feel and they provide a pre made solution to use, not to mention their customer service is excellent and lifetime warranty.

Alienzed
Apr 30, 2011, 10:59 AM
i'm in a similar situation as the author was on day 1, any update?

I grew totally impatient and decided to see if I could get rid of some dust trapped under the screen skin. I sprayed my fingers, carefully lifted the skin again (12 hours after install), scratched the dust away and re-squeegeed. So far so good! It actually looks better than the area that are curing... I'll post again later with the results after a few more hours

RadicalxEdward
Apr 30, 2011, 11:31 AM
i'm in a similar situation as the author was on day 1, any update?

never really got better for me.

sochet
May 1, 2011, 01:45 PM
Errrrr what are you guys talking about?

Are you applying soap to the iPad before putting the skin/shields on?

joltaxt
May 2, 2011, 02:03 AM
I owned a bse for iPad 2. I had no problems reapplying. don't listen to the guy saying you can't. you CAN reapply if you didn't like it the first time.

Tobster3
May 2, 2011, 04:40 AM
I have recently changed from using a Power Support (PS) screen protector to Best Skins Ever (BSE). I had the PS on my iPad for 8 months.

I am loving the clarity and feel of the BSE, much better than the PS IMHO, however the PS definitely reduced the glare and fingerprints more but I feel the clarity is outweighing this at the present time.

All the air and soap bubbles were gone 3 days after installation of my BSE.

Xeperu
May 2, 2011, 04:51 AM
Usually the bubbles go away after a few days. Store in a dry, warm (25C'ish) place when not using.

On screens that have been used a bit (weeks to months) I prefer wet application, seems to come out nicer. (done on iPhones)
On brand new (never been touched) screen I prefer dry application such as Radtech ClearCal (best protector, ever). (Done on iPad)