Did I install my Invisible Shield wrong?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by sportsfrk214, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. sportsfrk214 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2007
    I installed my new Invisible Shield on my iPod Touch about 5 hours ago. I only did the front. Most of it went well, with just microbubbles left behind which I assume will fix themselves. However, I ran into problems when I had to put the shield down over the black metal border around the front. It took a really long time to stick to it. And now, right where the metal meets the front of the iPod, theres like a border around the whole iPod where the shield is not stuck to the iPod and it looks like an air bubble type thing. Will this go away on its own or do I have to reapply the shield?
  2. enojado macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2008
    Assuming I understood your post correctly, then I would consider it, to an extent, normal. I think I have what you have, but it is barely noticeable. It occurs, imo, b/c the black border is slightly raised above the surface of the touch's screen and this height difference can cause a problem. I really worked that area with the provided rubber squeegee and also my fingertips to reduce what you call a "bubble."
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Yeah, mine did the same. Just push it down again, it'll stick after a bit and won't give you trouble. Mine's completely flush now around the outside instead of sticking up, doesn't even begin to peel up or anything, even when I slide it in and out of my case (I just got the front shield).

  4. davidy macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2008
    Mine has lifted a little around the edges but since it's always in a case and the case covers the edges, I can't really see the edges. I don't worry about it. I do have another transparent shield so if this one goes south i'll just put the other one on.
  5. imfrog2002 macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2007
    Mine was professionally installed (I live a block from their HQ, and they do installations.) and the front part of the touch screen protector doesn't touch the metal, only the back. If the edges lift, you can always contact invisible shield, and they'd be willing to send you out a new one when you send the old one back. They've always done that with mine.
  6. enojado macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2008

    SLC makes me think of Cafe Rio. *drool*
  7. sportsfrk214 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2007
    Thank you for the tips guys. Although I'm going to get a second chance at this, because I need to get a new one. Theres a huge scratch on the shield, and it has to be a manufacturing flaw because theres no possible way I could have done it. So I'll get a new one from them I believe there's a lifetime waranty
  8. imfrog2002 macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2007
    Yes, they have an AMAZING lifetime warranty. They'll replace it if it starts to come up on the edges, let alone if there's a scratch. :)
  9. jmlg macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2007
    Peoria, AZ
    Trouble with the touch Invisible Shield is that there are actually two different versions and there really isn't any telling which you will get as far as I can tell.

    One version is the type that you installed where it covers the entire bezel around the screen as well as the glass of the screen. The other type only covers the screen itself.

    The one that covers the bezel is much more of a pain to put on but is better in my opinion because it really protects the entire front. The key to installing it is first getting the part that covers the glass laid down properly and all of the bubbles/liquid out but NOT to put down the part that covers the bezel. I would actually recommend letting the touch air dry for a GOOD 45 minutes (if not more) before attempting to push down the edges. This allows as much of the liquid to evaporate out from the screen as possible. After this time you should be able to easily push down the part that covers the bezel. Honestly there will still be a little bit of that gap because the screen is recessed ever so slightly, but the drying time should help to minimize that.

    The other type of Invisible Shield that doesn't cover the bezel actually installs very easily and doesn't require a lot of drying time before it is touchable.

    I work for a local independent Apple retailer and install Invisible Shields on a daily basis. We sell the do it yourself kits as well and the best advice I can give to anyone who is installing them for the first time (and wants a properly installed Invisible Shield) is:


    Hope this helps!

  10. sportsfrk214 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2007
    Thanks for all the tips guys! They're sending me a new one so I'll be sure to utilize all this info when installing it.

    While I'm on the topic of this shield tho, I just have 2 questions.

    1. How do I take off the old shield? Do I just peel it right off?

    2. Ive had my iPod about two months now, and ive gotten used to not being "rough" with it, for ex not laying down on any surface or putting it in my pocket, mainly for fear of scratching the back. So even tho they say it protects the iPod, it just feels weird all of a sudden being able to treat my iPod with less care lol. So can I really be "rougher" with my iPod without the fear of ruining it?

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