Best Buy Screen Protector Install

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by freedevil, Jun 25, 2010.

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    freedevil

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    I am waiting for bodyguards Iphone 4 full body to come to best buy. I heard they will install it for you if you wish. Anyone have experience with that? Are they any good or should I just do it myself. I have 0 experience of course.
     
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    I had them install an invisible shield on both my 3G and my iphone 4. They do a good job. I had them do it because if I was unhappy with it, they would replace it. If I did it myself, I would be SOL if it didn't turn out how I wanted it.
     
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    UngratefulNinja

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    I had them install mine yesterday. The guy offered. He really seemed to know what he was doing and BB even has their own "install kit" so they didn't use my liquid, sponge, etc. He said they got training from Zagg. I was pleased with mine :D I'm sure it would depend on who you get though.
     
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    I had best buy install my Zagg Invisible Shield yesterday

    They did a good job and now I'm protected. I'm not a big fan of the rubbery texture but getting used to it. What I'd like to know is if this screen protector will mess up the oleophobic coating on my screen with prolonged use? I've heard of an "orange peel" effect but have no idea what they are talking about? I'm assuming it has to do with what happens when you try to remove it. Is this reversible? I'm all for protection but would rather not damage my phone to protect against something that might not ever be an issue. I never had a screen protector on my 3GS but this ip4 seems like a different deal. Lol
     
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    djransom

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    Best Buy installed my Zagg for me yesterday. The sales rep was very cool and she did a very good job.
     
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    Krafty

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    How much was it? I was able to get a 3GS protector on here since I got it free bt theres some dust and tiny bubbles that are kinda gettin on my nerves.
     
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    freedevil

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    Thanks guys I'll wait for the Bodyguardz to come in. Oh do they charge extra for the install?
     
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    UngratefulNinja

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    I got just the front part and it was $17 and some odd change and he didn't charge me to apply it. (I see below some people get charged for installation?)
     
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    My BB wanted $12 to apply the shield.
    Apple Stores do it for no charge, they applied one to my 3GS.
     
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    freedevil

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    Aren't apple stores not selling protective screens anymore?
     
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    I got front and back installed at Best Buy. $29.99 for the film, and $7.50 for installation.

    I'm very happy with it. Also getting used to the rubbery feel.
     
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    I got it put on my screen and took it off soon as I got home !! I didn't like the way my screen looked... It was the zagg... It had a texture to it... I will wait for the Chrystal clear before I put another screen protector on my phone...
     
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    It does look weird.

    I would call it the Rubbery Orange Peel texture.
     
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    fenderbass146

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    hey guys I work at Best Buy and actually put those on, I personally am really good at them, no we did not get training from zagg, however we do have lots of practice. Most of us are really good.
     
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    OneMike

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    it's obviously not as smooth as the regular glass, but it actually doesn't bother me. Two days and it's still holding up. Most I ever had one last was like a week so we'll see how it does.
     
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    makefunnyfaces

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    Do you have to buy it from BB, or will they apply a Wrapsol that you purchased online?
     
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    This is what I was told by an Apple employee yesterday. "Apple is pretty proud of the new glass, and is not going to sell a screen protector in store for it. I'm sure Best Buy and the like will still sell them, just as a money making effort. But we won't be."
     
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    Any tips for DIYers?
     
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    fenderbass146

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    Yea i got a few. If possible, do it in a steamy room, thats clearly not possible at best buy, however i makes it easier. The Steam makes the dust settle so you don't get any under the screen. Other then that clean the screen really good, then spray your fingers with the solution that comes with the screen guard to your fingers don't stick. Also at this time spray the device with the solution. Once you have the screen guard peeled back also spray the stickie side of it. Then set it down on the device and line it up. Use the cleaning clothe to get rid of excess moisture then use the squeegee to move all the bubbles to the outside.
    Also if your not happy with it at first, give it a day or two. They kind of have to dry onto the device. They look alot better after a day or two
     
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    Yup. I had it installed, and took it back the next night. Rubbery Orange Peel is the best way to describe it. I wasn't pleased. I was refunded the $29 but not the $12 installation.
     
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    never ever, ever spray a phone with solution that is just asking for trouble.. steam room too? that seems like a bit over kill to me, other wise decent directions
     
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    Thanks! Wrapsol Ultra is a dry install, but apparently it's okay to wet it. I have a sprayer from Zagg - would you recommend a little spritz (only on the cover itself)? Would that make it easier to position and keep dust off?

    On my first attempt (a few days ago) I got 3 dust spots on the front screen, which is 3 too many. I have to do a new install anyway (the back wasn't acceptable on delivery) so I'll try your mild steam advice. It's very humid here, so there's more moisture in the air anyway.
     
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    i'm definitely going to have someone at best buy install mine (whenever i decide to buy some screen protectors). what's the best brand at BB?
     
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    makefunnyfaces

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    I'd like to know this, too. My order was messed up at Wrapsol, or whatever, & I won't be getting it for a couple of weeks, so I'm just going to try a brand at BB for awhile.
     

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