Removing film protector?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by stone315, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. stone315 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2008
    Hey guys, I just applied one of those film protectors to my iphone, and turns out I got a couple of pieces of dust trapped under it. Any ideas on how to take off or clean the film? I have a second film to use if I have to, so all I really need to know is how to take it off, but I'd appreciate any advice on cleaning it too. Thanks!
  2. drober30 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2007
  3. stone315 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2008
    I can't get an edge up to start peeling it off. Suggestions?
  4. rickdollar macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2007
    Have you tried the edge of a piece of paper on one of the edges and use a sawing motion. I would think it would be bound to get under there sooner or later.
  5. Woz Beard macrumors regular

    Woz Beard

    Aug 7, 2008
    Apply Scotch tape on a corner and slowly remove the film.
  6. stone315 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2008
    Thanks all, I managed to get a piece of plastic under an edge and peel it off. Cleaning it was accomplished with some scotch tape, although getting it on good enough to make me happy took a few tries.
  7. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Me too. In my house with two dogs and a cat there is nowhere that qualifies as a "clean room". I got frustrated and quit last night when it looked like the bubble wrap application. After many attempts to rinse and dry it without lint I finally took the squeege from the bath and used it placed on a mirror. I'm glad it worked as I was ready to buy a new clean one.

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