All iPads Screen Protector Liquid Solution Substitute

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by mikechap, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. mikechap macrumors newbie

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    I had a MilitaryShield screen protector shipped to me by my family overseas, and it seems customs has confiscated the liquid solution used to apply the screen protector. Customer service told me that there is no way to replicate the solution, but I thought I'd ask here just in case: anyone know of a way to replicate the stuff? (I assume most solutions are similar) Thanks!
     
  2. mavis macrumors 68040

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    I refilled my Wrapsol solution bottle with purified water plus a drop of baby shampoo. It works perfectly, in fact I've also used it for Power Support film installs about a half a dozen times (for friends, wife, etc) and everybody loves it.
     
  3. mikechap thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perfect! Thank you!
     
  4. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Professional clear bra installers use a mixture of alcohol and distilled water. I believe a ratio of 10% alcohol to 90 water. I believe they use 70% rubbing alcohol, but I would google to double check.

    Customer service is ********ting you. They use the same things professional car installers do, but don't want to tell you the formula so that others can't copy it.

    I've read the baby shampoo thing before too, but feel uncomfortable leaving that on my ipad. You won't be able to get it all out, and it doesn't evaporate like alcohol or water. It's soap film.
     
  5. Kisey macrumors 6502a

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    I've installed many wet screen protectors (Invisible Shield, Clear Protector, Best Skins Ever, Skinomi, Xtreme Guard, Phantom Skinz, etc) with water and a drop of soap and they all turned out fine. I rarely use the provided solution.
     
  6. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Fair enough. I've been using it since I put an InvisibleShield on my 1st gen iPod Nano back in 2005 or so, and have never had any problems. I'm 100% certain I would've noticed any residue or whatever in the past eight years as I've taken films off, prepping devices for resale or whatever. ;)
     
  7. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll keep it in mind.

    I wonder where the soap film goes. Maybe all of it gets squeegeed out?

    I've been very against wet-install films in the past because I don't think it's a good idea to risk getting water into the ports/buttons. What do you guys do to keep the water out?
     
  8. Kisey macrumors 6502a

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    I use those little silicone covers for the headphone and lightning ports. As far as the speaker and mic holes, I just try to be as careful as I can. I have installed tons of these wet shields and have not had any problems with my devices getting water damaged.
     
  9. mavis macrumors 68040

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    I push most of it out when I install (work it out from the center); it obviously drips down the sides of the device but I immediately mop it up with a lint-free rag. I was nervous too, my first time, but since then I've done it probably 20+ times (no joke!) and I've never had a problem, so whatever. Of course, YMMV :D
     

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