Help with Applying Back Skin for IPad Pro 9.7

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Tacit37, May 31, 2016.

  1. Tacit37 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I really want to put a skin on my iPP 9.7 but the gel and liquid scares me. Is there an easier brand of back skin for the iPP for people who do not want to put a lot of effort in applying the skin? What is a recommended brand for ease? Also, of course, one that does not leave any residue upon removal.

    I am currently using a MOKO back case.
     
  2. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    image.jpeg Solid color skins are usually easier to put on than the clear or matte clear type. The solid skins also can be put on dry. Both types are not easy to apply but totally worth the effort when you get a good installation.

    I had a white carbon fiber type on my previous iPad and it held up great. I used it with a keyboard cover and the iPad was in pristine shape when I sold it. The key with the solid color type is to get it aligned and peel it down as you apply just like a film screen protector. It's actually easier than a screen protector as a speck of dust underneath won't be seen.

    My new IPP 9.7 has a matte Best Skins Ever with the ASK as the cover. I am comfortable in keeping the combination as thin and flexible as possible and this works best for me.

    I did a wet install on the matte BSE and the key is to be patient and plan on working on it for 40-45 minutes. Follow the wet install instructions (YouTube has plenty of videos) and remember to be patient and keep working at the edges and corners until you get them right. Then keep the iPad turned off for overnight. Seriously, leave it alone and turned off. I think it helps with the curing process and allows all the air and any discoloration to dissapate. I've tried the matte skins before and never got a perfect install. I think leaving it off overnight really helped. It looks perfect and very hard to even see it on the iPad. And it does give some extra grip to the back of the iPad.

    Good luck - nothing better than an excellent skin and screen protector installation.
     
  3. Tacit37 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I've seen your post! It looks amazing. I may try it. Do you think it's easier with the simple back cover? I wouldn't have to worry about the sides?
     
  4. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    You'll be much happier with the full back if you don't use a case. It's a little more difficult to apply but you'll like the outcome better. If you are going to use a case over it, you might do better with a flat back as the edges might get pulled up when taking off and putting on the case.
     

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