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Install screen protector in bathroom (steam shower)?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by thadoggfather, May 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68040


    I've read the best way to get a dust free environment is run the shower (with the fans, I assume otherwise it will get humid real fast) then apply the screen protector.

    Can anyone attest to this? I'm getting Speck ShieldView antiglare in the mail today for iPad 2 and I'd like to have as few dust bubbles as possible. But i'm worried maybe this would cause damage to my device? I guess not if it's only over the short term (the shower running that is).

  2. macrumors member

    I hope you're not talking about the shower running ON the ipad.....coz that would not be good in the short or long term....
  3. macrumors 6502


  4. macrumors 68040


    Yeah obviously not in the shower or on the iPad haha. Thanks.
  5. macrumors 6502

    You dont want a fan in the bathroom when doing this. You want the place to steam and fog to bring down the dust and lint, adding a fan will be counterinuitive. Dont worry the steam will not damage the ipad nor will it trip any water indicators. Your only letting thehot shower run about 5 minutes and that should be fine.
  6. macrumors 6502

    I was about to post the same thing. Turning on the fan might disturb dust particles that would otherwise be on the floor from the steam.
  7. macrumors 68040


    My fan was running but it was a crappy one and a small university bathroom (university housing). Worked great, perfect install. Thanks guys.
  8. macrumors member

    I do this all the time with zero dust. The fan pulls the humidity out, it doesn't bring dust in. You can't work in a fog...
  9. macrumors regular


    I learnt my lesson. I considered myself to be pretty good at installing those screen protector thing until I installed one on my iPad. Lol.
    I tried putting the power support screen protector and ruined it on my first try. Bye bye $35 for nothing. Good thing I ordered 2 pieces.

    I suggest watching the icarbon video on how to install it. You'll get better alignment for the home screen and camera. :D
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Does apple have ipad SP's? I hate installing them and rather have someone at a store do it.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Apple stores do not sell screen protectors for ipad.
  12. macrumors newbie

    The shower method is the only way I will put on clear screen protectors.

    Another thing that I do is wet my fingers. Seems to help reduce fingerprints on the inside of the protector.
  13. macrumors member

    I recently ruined a couple of screen protectors (good thing they were cheap) but was able to get one on perfectly with the help of a spray bottle. First a fine mist of distilled water over the work area prior to applying to limit dust and static, one over the ipad screen and quickly wiped clean, and one over the screen protector (front and back) with the front and back layers intact.
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Installed my power support perfect using this method. No other way!
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  16. macrumors newbie

    The screen protectors of glass are a good idea. They will not only keep the rest of the bathroom floor dry but will also enable a spacious and sleek look in your bathroom. You can contact the ones like the Modern Glass Designs for more information. Visit them at www.modernglassdesigns.com.
  17. macrumors 65816

    Too funny!
  18. macrumors 68000

    I installed my Zagg Glass using the hinge method in the Bathroom while running hot water and did a perfect installation~ :D

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