How to remove dust particles underneath MIME glass screen protector

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  1. miragebg macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,
    I received yesterday my MIME Feather + and as long as I did a perfect alignment, there were a few small dust particles stuck underneath the protector. They aren't visible in normal usage, but I would like to know if there is a way to remove them and what's the best way of doing this?
     
  2. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000

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    I used scotch tape and use a piece of paper to lift my screenprottector and got all the little particles with it, and I'm extremely happy with the results . Can't even tell there's a screen on the phone .
     
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  4. waynerbbx macrumors member

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    If you are not using a glass one, I dont think there is much you can do. Best bet is to be in a very humid room (like a bathroom with the shower running) and allowing the steam to eliminate dust. Then do your alignment and installation. But if you have a plastic screen protector and there's dust under it- in my opinion, you are out of luck. I know that I buy screen protectors from amazon, and this company sends endless free replacements if you contact them (even if it's your own fault).
     
  5. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am using MIME Feather + temped glass protector. If it was a plastic one, there isn't problem at all to remove dust particals using scotch tape...but with glass I am not sure if I'm not gonna make the things worse..
     
  6. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Agreed, with a plastic one it's super easy. Not sure it would be as simple with a glass one.
     
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  8. Dreamrage macrumors newbie

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    I use tech armor ballistic glass, taking it off is the tricky part, putting it back on after is easy.

    I just lifted mine with my fingers and used a the dust removal stickers to get rid of any dust particle, sticks right back after.
     
  9. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But how do you remove the particles, stuck on the adhesive side of the glass protector? Doesn't the glue of the dust removal sticker interfere with this adhesive side of the protector in a bad way?
     
  10. Tgrey macrumors member

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    Once you lift it, you will get more dust stick to it,
     
  11. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  12. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think it's worthy to take a risk..:

    Here it is how it looks like:

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  13. jon465055 macrumors newbie

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    Wow, that screen protector looks amazing. I was in the market for one and I might have to pick this one up.

    As for your problem, I'm not sure that you can lift the screen protector and take off the dust without more getting on there/not being able to reapply the screen protector. Even in the pics I don't really see anything so I wouldn't mind it much.
     
  14. implus macrumors newbie

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    Could you post pictures of the whole protector on the phone? Would like to see its coverage, it looks like it may be better than the 'colored curved' protectors...
     
  15. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is 5S. What "colored curved" protectors you are talking about?
     
  16. implus macrumors newbie

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    Ah I thought if was a 6, my bad.

    And I don't think the problem is too bad. But I have previously taken off my glass protector and put it back on after removing some lint.

    Though you should be warned that theres a chance it won't restick and more dust may accumulate.
     
  17. miragebg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So basically you don't suggest me to do any interventions?
     
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