invisible shield question

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Ipaqman, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. Ipaqman macrumors 6502

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    hey all,

    i am going to install my new invisible shield and wanted to know if i should install the front or the back side first? also, any tips before applying?

    thanks so much,
    ipaqman
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Doesn't matter if you install the front of the back side first. The site I read recommended you use water that is a little bit soapy, can't remember what the reason was, but I did it and it didn't have any problems. If you have any air bubbles you can try to get them out, once it dries it will look better than when it is wet though. The most important thing is to make sure all of the edges perfectly match up with the iPod though cuz otherwise the shield won't stay on.
     
  3. john159 macrumors regular

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    what you do it apply the front of the shield like the cover part before the sides, remove all the air bubbles and everything, let it sit for 10 or 13 hours and dry completyly and then put the sides down, the sides stick very quickly without putting airbubbles under the cover, do it for front and back... just also be carefuel to not get any lint or string from a towel of the sticky part, i did by accident and i have a string now on the screen, no big deal its off to the side, but knoign that its there pisses me off... lol but it is defiently a good and worthwhile purchase
     
  4. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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  5. Tommyg117 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah do the front first. It might be easier. I put mine on, and it doesn't look GREAT but its pretty good. there are air bubbles around the side of the front. Its been set for a few weeks now so I don't want to pull it off and have to do it all over again. It might not be as clean!
     
  6. Ipaqman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i just applied my invisible shield and noticed that there is some stick that you can see on the ipod. i am letting it dry now... will the stick go away?
     
  7. saturnino3 macrumors member

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    I am currently using with my Nano (along with a friend) and we both love it!! It is 1,000 better than invisible shield since it does not give the Nano any added texture along with being completely clear. If you have the white nano, it is quite difficult to notice that the film is on. I've also used with my previous color 4G iPod Photo (film only covered screen and wheel) and was also quite impressed with the quality and durability of the material.

    The fillm for the 5G is about to be released. I managed to order one today since I enquired about a waitlist about a month ago but they mentioned that they should have the film for the 5G available to all by next week.

    The only downfall I can see with the film is that it does not cover the sides of the Nano nor the 5G but if you use it with a Skin or a Tube, you can keep your iPod in mint condition forever! :cool:
     
  8. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    I bet it won't hold up as well as an Invisible Shield. 3M <3
     
  9. white bellied macrumors newbie

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    I orderd the 5G Video iPod on 4/11, engraved, it eventually arrived on Monday this week, yawn!

    I ordered InvisibleShield about 9 days ago, and it arrived 5 days ago, I am in the UK.

    Fitted the front on Tuesday night, took about 15 mins, with lots of retries (keep the film wet) and it is well worth it. I have a small something (not an air bubble) in the top left of the screen. I will put the back on tonight, this looks as though it will cover the sides too and most of the top, apart from the openings.

    Doug
     

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