Bestskinsever MacBook Skin?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jack426, May 19, 2015.

  1. Jack426 macrumors regular

    Jack426

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    Hey all,

    I have a new 2014 15" MacBook Pro, and I keep it in a nice bag from SFbags. However, I'm looking for something to protect it from scratches while outside of the bag. I originally looked at getting a hard-case, but most reviews stated that they "chipped", "collected dust underneath", and "were difficult to remove." So, I decided that maybe I should get a skin (preferably clear) and came across Bestskinsever.

    I'm hesitant though, as it's a wet installation, and I've only ever done dry installations. What do you guys recommend? Should I be worried about using water on my MacBook? How do you go about the installation?

    Any help appreciated!
    Thanks,
    -J
     
  2. twoturnspin macrumors newbie

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    The BSE skins are brilliant, I have used them on two MBP and also installed for a friend on another one. In fact I have just ordered a new set for my 2015 MBP.

    Re installation, just follow the instructions they provide, I think they have some videos as well. Yes the install is wet so you need to be a little careful, I experienced no difficulties but the thin strips that go around are the edge are fiddly, make sure you don't stretch the thin/long pieces like I did the first time. You have plenty of working time and you can reposition as required before they dry off. Just make sure they dry fully before you go sliding them into your bag. Once dry they are every secure.

    The completed covers really absorb a beating and will prevent all those little scratches that may annoy you like they annoy me.
     
  3. Jack426 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jack426

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    Thanks for the reply!

    I think I'll go ahead with purchasing the skin and take as much time as I need to carefully install it. I do like the idea of being able to reposition. Unlike dry installation, where after it's down, it's down. I also read somewhere not to stretch the pieces, I'll definitely have to remember that.

    Yes, I really want to protect against scratches (OCPD & OCD)
    I will obsess for weeks over even a tiny scratch... #
     
  4. newellj macrumors 601

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    I have installed a couple of the matte BSE skins and very highly recommend them. The fit is extremely exact, almost too close. Be careful to use a lot of liquid, carefully, and not stretch the skin, as you noted.
     
  5. newellj macrumors 601

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    Here's another tip.

    Scare up $3.50 + tax and buy yourself a bottle of this at CVS.

    I can tell you that this actually works very well as an application fluid for the BSE skins. It contains water, alcohol and detergent, which is exactly what BSE and others recommend for these purposes.

    I can also say that the sprayer on these bottles almost always has a very fine, even spray, which is not true of a lot of other small sprayers. (I use it to clean my eyeglasses and go through a fair amount of this in the course of a year.) That means you can get a reasonable amount of fluid reasonably evenly distributed over the whole surface of the skin, which is key to avoiding frustration, mis-placement and the need to peel the skin off and re-apply.
     
  6. Jack426 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jack426

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    Thanks again for the tip, I appreciate it.
    I've ordered my skin, so hopefully it will be here by Saturday.
    Still a little nervous to put it on, but I'll be happy when my entire MacBook is protected from scratches.
     
  7. BSE-Michael macrumors newbie

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    I've got a couple tips for the bigger Skins.

    First, make sure you use enough solution so the Skin can slide a little and be positioned properly. The design is a fairly tight fit so you'll need enough solution so the Skin can slide a little into place. If you make your own solution, adding a little extra soap helps aid lubrication. You don't need much though. I've never used the CVS cleaner so I can't say how it compares to the DIY solution.

    Second, make sure you squeegee out as many bubbles as possible. Very tiny bubbles should dissipate on their own but larger ones should be removed.

    We don't currently have a Macbook Skin application video but there are quite a few user generated videos on Youtube that are worth looking at. Just search our name + Macbook.

    Feel free to open a support ticket or send me a message here if you have any other questions or concerns.

    Michael@BSE
     
  8. Jack426 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jack426

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    Thanks Michael!
    I appreciate a company that responds to their customers questions. I'll remember your tips also to help me when I receive my skin. I've been watching some application videos on YouTube, which are very helpful in understanding the process.
    I will definitely message you if I have any other questions or concerns!

    Thanks again,
    J
     

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