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skittles90623
Jul 22, 2011, 12:19 PM
I just googled skin guard for the new macbook, and it seems like SGP's pretty much the only company out there selling it. Has anyone else ever used their skin guards???

http://www.sgpstore.com/laptop/apple/mac-book-2011-models/sgp-macbook-air-2010-product-skin-guard-set-series.html

I'm thinking about putting on one of these skinguards and carrying it around in my old sleeve.. should protect it pretty good. i don't want it to get all scratched up.



skittles90623
Jul 22, 2011, 12:22 PM
found another one! Decalgirl.

http://www.decalgirl.com/category.view/MacBook-Skins?gclid=CIeSlY67laoCFYcaQgodLhOixw&CAID=20ce7d1f-2517-4ece-a293-c256d507c653

stevenpa
Jul 22, 2011, 12:26 PM
What exactly are you searching? There are a TON of providers (search Macbook (air) skin)

Most people I know use:
http://www.gelaskins.com/store/skins/laptops/13inch_Apple_Unibody_MacBook_MacBook_Pro_MacBook_Air

h00ligan
Jul 22, 2011, 12:42 PM
From what I gather the new air is slightly different. So we can't get 2010 skins. Anyone know this to be false?

stevenpa
Jul 22, 2011, 12:50 PM
From what I gather the new air is slightly different. So we can't get 2010 skins. Anyone know this to be false?

I'm pretty sure it's the same.

Trinatek
Jul 22, 2011, 12:55 PM
http://www.wrapsol.com/

Matte finish & on sale.

h00ligan
Jul 22, 2011, 01:03 PM
http://www.wrapsol.com/

Matte finish & on sale.

Says it is not available at this time on the current gen macbook air.

Trinatek
Jul 22, 2011, 01:06 PM
Wrapsol ultra isn't available. Wrapsol original is.

dianacs
Jul 22, 2011, 01:10 PM
The Decalgirl ones are really nice, but don't have the apple cutout (saw this stated somewhere on their website). I think I would prefer a skin that has this feature.

skittles90623
Jul 22, 2011, 01:16 PM
I'm loving the GelaSkin designs!

http://www.gelaskins.com/store/skins/laptops/13inch_Apple_Unibody_MacBook_MacBook_Pro_MacBook_Air/Art_Connoisseur

http://www.gelaskins.com/store/skins/laptops/13inch_Apple_Unibody_MacBook_MacBook_Pro_MacBook_Air/Bloom

I really like both of them. I think the second one is more practical as it matches a little better. The ONLY thing I'm worried about is the quality of it. Of course they make the pictures look good, but will it look all cheap once I actually receive it?

h00ligan
Jul 22, 2011, 01:20 PM
Wrapsol ultra isn't available. Wrapsol original is.

Gotcha/

Just a heads up, it can be found cheaper via amazon, and BSE is also cheaper. If the old macbook air skins fit - That opens a lot of options, however this and BSE seem to be the least expensive.. but again, you can save a couple bucks from a marketplace seller on amazon..

$8 to ship a skin is ridiculous imo.

skittles90623
Jul 22, 2011, 01:21 PM
The Decalgirl ones are really nice, but don't have the apple cutout (saw this stated somewhere on their website). I think I would prefer a skin that has this feature.

I really don't care too much for the Apple Cutout, but if you want one, it seems like you gotta go with a simple, plain design like SGP's skin guards. A funky design with the apple cutout wouldn't look all that nice.:)

Trinatek
Jul 22, 2011, 01:35 PM
Gotcha/

Just a heads up, it can be found cheaper via amazon, and BSE is also cheaper. If the old macbook air skins fit - That opens a lot of options, however this and BSE seem to be the least expensive.. but again, you can save a couple bucks from a marketplace seller on amazon..

$8 to ship a skin is ridiculous imo.

Darn ..already pulled the trigger. I've seen the matte skin finish in person and it is beautiful. Orange peel and glossy ones just don't appeal to me I guess.

chazmink
Jul 22, 2011, 04:28 PM
I contacted BodyGuardz and they said 2010 and 2011 are the same skins. I ordered one so will be able to report in a few days.

Duke15
Jul 22, 2011, 06:15 PM
I contacted BodyGuardz and they said 2010 and 2011 are the same skins. I ordered one so will be able to report in a few days.

Let us know how it goes when your installing it, goodluck!

h00ligan
Jul 22, 2011, 06:35 PM
Darn ..already pulled the trigger. I've seen the matte skin finish in person and it is beautiful. Orange peel and glossy ones just don't appeal to me I guess.

Is that the 'original' wet install they sell. I assume it's the only one they offer?

I'm considering this or BSE. BSE is a great company but I am concerned about their skins lately tbh.

edit - I ordered the wrapsol from amazon.. just under $32 shipped fwiw. Just make sure you use the right part number if you want to get it.

FieldingMellish
Jul 22, 2011, 07:01 PM
I used an iCarbon on my old 13 inch and it's a dry install that comes out very well due to the quality on the 3M vinyl skin. It is a design skin, but no air bubbles and it follows contours well. Best is that it's hard to peel off, or even start to make it peel.

Trinatek
Jul 23, 2011, 06:02 AM
Is that the 'original' wet install they sell. I assume it's the only one they offer?

I'm considering this or BSE. BSE is a great company but I am concerned about their skins lately tbh.

edit - I ordered the wrapsol from amazon.. just under $32 shipped fwiw. Just make sure you use the right part number if you want to get it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNJG8mhdYZs

Apple Expert
Jul 23, 2011, 07:55 AM
I used phantomskinz. I always get the matte finish as I think it looks the best on the aluminum. IMO I it's a lot better quality over wrapsol.

christophermdia
Jul 23, 2011, 07:58 AM
I've used the Zagg invisible shield on my 2010's, just ordered a new one for my 2011....offers great protection and only drawback is it is a bit shiny...other than that though, looks great...

h00ligan
Jul 23, 2011, 01:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNJG8mhdYZs

Thanks. I've installed a ton of skins. Was just wondering if the matte was the one on their site. Looks like there's only one though!

glen e
Jul 23, 2011, 01:47 PM
I used an iCarbon on my old 13 inch and it's a dry install that comes out very well due to the quality on the 3M vinyl skin. It is a design skin, but no air bubbles and it follows contours well. Best is that it's hard to peel off, or even start to make it peel.


X2...no water, no bubbles...almost as thick as a playing card...looks super cool if you like CF.....I do.