can you save screen protectors?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by DashSatan, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. DashSatan macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2011
    i'm using the steinheil ultra optics and i like it but i wanna try another one. the thing is i don't wanna just throw it out cause it's a waste of money. is there a way to take off the screen protector and save it some how? or will it like ruin the protector?
  2. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    Usually you can "save" them by taking it off and putting the screen protector (sticky side down) on some sort of non stick surface. I've heard of people using wax paper, report covers (the thin plastic ones) and I've even slapped one of my protectors on the bathroom mirror (temporarily) until I got the screen protector thing sorted out. You'll undoubtedly get some lint/dust on the protector whenever you do this but that can be fixed with some Scotch tape.

    As saving protectors became too much a hassle for me, I simply stocked up on eBay protectors and now throw the old ones out and slap new ones on.
  3. DashSatan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2011
    that's a good idea haha
  4. RebeccaL macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2011
    I put static screen protectors on the sticky side of a piece of clear tape. They won't adhere to the tape but dirt does, they come out as new. I have stored them this way for weeks without problems.
  5. DashSatan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2011
    Okay so I bought acouple Verizon screen protectors which honestly I think are really good ha. They're cut short so it fits. And I just took like the back part of those protectors and put my steinheil protector on that. Hopefully it'll stay.
  6. truciet macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2008
    if you reuse them right away, you can. however, if you try to save it for later, you can't.

    i've reapplied screen protectors from phone to phone immediately and it works perfectly. i tried to save it for later on the temporary sheet, no go. dust everywhere.

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