Good to buy a screen protector film online and install it by myself?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rendezvous, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. rendezvous macrumors newbie

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    I have kept my macbook for years. When I bought it, they helped me install the screen protector film. Now, i want to change it. Is it good to buy one like this 5 in 1 Protection Shield Set for Apple MacBook Pro 13" online and install it by myself. i think it convinient to take my mac to ask professionals for help. and i want to have a try. by the way, any skills or advice?
     
  2. rever3nce macrumors 6502a

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    its all about the tools you have available, I put on screen protectors about 12-18 times a day at work. I do very well there, but at home if I were to try I would simply fail. Try using the invisashield squeegee. That works miracles. Some squeegees leave marks or slight scratches.
     
  3. obsidian1200 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure about that particular protector, but I've been using a moshi screen protector (I don't think mine was called the iVisor, but it's definitely the same deal) for my 15" MBP since I bought it nearly 3 years ago. Dead simple installation and very easy to remove and adjust should your first attempt not go so well.
     
  4. NbinHD macrumors 6502

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    As obsidian1200 said I also have never heard of the brand and you are probably better off shelling out the extra cash for a well known brand such as Spigen SGP. SGP are known for there awesome and easy screen shields and come with all the necessary tools to do it right, although they do cost a fair bit more then the average screen shield its worth it. When installing the shield yourself just make sure you do some independent research on how to apply them and make sure you don't press to hard on the screen when getting rid of the bubbles with the card, and its not a bad idea to have some Scotch sticky tape on hand so that any dust that may get onto the screen protector when installing can be removed, just lift the screen protector up and remove the dust with the sticky tape. You actually might be able to buy the screen shield and go into a Apple store and see if one of the many employees can install it for you. Good luck.
     
  5. rendezvous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "Dead simple installation and very easy to remove and adjust should your first attempt not go so well." if it is true, that's what i want. many times when i install screen protector on my cell phone, i would find that it would left vestige or stamp when i try to remove and adjust should my first attempt not go so well.
     
  6. dasydream macrumors newbie

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    Since you doubt that you can make it well, better to ask professionals for help.
     
  7. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Every screen protector that I've seen leaves horrible blotches on the screen after it is removed. I don't see why you would want to do this. There is OCD and there is crazy.
     
  8. rendezvous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How to tell apart a better screen protector film from poor one.
     
  9. easycomeeasygo macrumors newbie

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    Distinguish them from the light transmittance and the wear resistance

    distinguish them from the light transmittance and the wear resistance
     

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