x2 on skipping putting the skin on the trackpad. I put it on mine initially. The installation went fine, but I didn't like the textured feel. The slightly textured skin on the rMBP feels great, but the trackpad feels better smooth to me.Install the skin on a solid surface and away from a dusty environment, as well as a bright light condition to check for bubbles. Make sure you apply a lot of solution so you can slide the skin to the position you want it to. If you have the palm rest skin than I would advise you to be as CAREFUL as possible because if it gets into the speaker grills, keyboard, and ESPECIALLY the trackpad, your not gonna be happy with the results. Also, if you have a trackpad protector skin you should NOT install it, through two personal experiences I had the solution pass through the edges of the trackpad and it caused a loose clicking sound, which I exchanged both and will never do it again. In addition, always have a towel near by to wipe the edges and leftover solution you disperse right away so it doesn't get into the system.
I don't blame you for being a little scared, I would be, too!:1. So I assume the top and bottom are easier/safer to apply since there are not any gaps (like around the trackpad area)?
2. I am still a little hesitant about applying the palm rest... what i some of that solution gets into the trackpad?! Do I still squeegee towards the trackpad and just keep on wiping excess liquids?
3. I am pretty careful with my past macbook pros and the only damaged areas were around the palm rests. Should I just get a moshi palm guard or similar item that is not a wet application?
4. Will something like this moshi shield pad (http://store.moshimonde.com/shieldpad-graphite.html) fit in the retina mbp? I heard the lid would not close with that in the middle.
I didn't go with the Moshi keyboard guard (at least not so far), so I don't know about that one, but I can tell you that my rMBP runs cool enough heat isn't really an issue. Plus the skin is thin enough it doesn't seem to trap much if any heat. It certainly isn't any worse than having the machine setting on my leg.Man now I'm nervous to apply mine when it arrives, yikes.
I have a few more questions:
1) Will applying the full body Wrapsol do anything to harm the computer (I'm talking after the fact, so for example trapping in heat)?
2) How about applying a Moshi Keyboard Guard? Will that make the fans run faster, or did they remove pulling in air through the keyboard cracks? Could one shut the screen with the Moshi Keyboard Guard on-- would that touch the screen?
3) Are there any videos about applying the Wrapsol to the rMBP? I'm super nervous now...
Thanks for posting a link to the video-- not sure how I missed that :0I didn't go with the Moshi keyboard guard (at least not so far), so I don't know about that one, but I can tell you that my rMBP runs cool enough heat isn't really an issue. Plus the skin is thin enough it doesn't seem to trap much if any heat. It certainly isn't any worse than having the machine setting on my leg.
Wrapsol has a video. I watched it again. It's good, I don't think I'd have anything more to add than they show in that clip...
Well, you could start with the top then. No ports or anything there.Thanks for posting a link to the video-- not sure how I missed that :0
Man, I'm still nervous-- I just don't know if it's worth getting all that stuff near the ports
Yeah I think when it arrives I'll do that.Well, you could start with the top then. No ports or anything there.
I'd say the hardest part is to keep the skin flat while you're handling it. You want to avoid having the (semi) sticky side fold over onto itself.
I did not know that the wrapsol covered the sides! :OHere's how I did mine:
1 - For the sides - easy just wet the side pieces and apply direct.