slick wraps polka dot skin

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  1. caligurl macrumors 68030

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  4. caligurl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yes
     
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    Very good job.

    Are these things hard to install? Was it wet or dry application?
     
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    Looks like an awesome installation. Very fun look.

    Was it hard to get the corner tabs to stick and look good? I've installed a skin on my iPad and the install was actually easier than I would have thought. My corner edges were decent but after a few months of handling, they started to lift at the edges and collect dust. I ended up pulling up the little tabs on the edges and cutting them off.
     
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    I installed an Alligator Leather wrap on my 6S Plus yesterday. The install is not as perfect as yours. :)
     
  8. caligurl, Oct 4, 2015
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    thank you!

    so-so it took me about an hour and i always do wet. i dip it in a bowl of water with a bit of soap in it... just enough so it slides around a bit. i think the wet makes the edges take longer to stay down until the water is mostly gone.

    the corners are a bit tricky... my very first one i ever did wasn't so great! haha i... uhm... swear a lot during installation! :confused:

    i also use a dryer to heat it up and that way i can stretch it a tiny bit if it needs it.

    on this one i kept coming back to the corners throughout the night making sure they were smooth... no "crinkles", bumps, or overlap.... cuz on my last phone i had a high spot that didn't stick down good but found after it was too late to fix and it always annoyed me!

    the corners take a LOT of finessing! each time i put one on, i think i get a little better at it! maybe by the 7s or 8 it will be easy! haha!

    the area that came off my last phone was the little spots by the charging port and around the speakers. those same spots (bottom areas) came off my iPad mini and i had to clip the pieces, but the rest of the skin stayed great and was on it until we pulled it off the other day when we sold it..... three generations later!

    awwww thanx... i'm sure yours looks great!
     
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    I honestly hate the idea of putting stickers on my phone, I would rather mod the case.
     
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    i don't want the added bulk of a case...

    I guess that's why there are so many choices! everyone can do what they like to their devices!
     
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    I don't mean like a case like Otter Box or something, I mean the phone itself.

    On my 4S, I added a transparent glass back on to it. I am also planning to change the glass color.
     
  12. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    i found a neat trick when installing my latest Best Skins Ever (the matte skins are notoriously difficult to get to adhere, especially around the sides of the new iPhones) - Saran Wrap. you can pull it around the corners in order to get the skin/wrap to stay in position, and then leave it on until everything dries.
     
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    oh that's a good tip! i'll try that the next time I install one!!!
     
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    Awesome choice on design and like everyone else said, great installation as well. I've got some lying around and haven't had the time to properly install them, as the process does seem daunting.
     
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    Does the Best Skins Ever matte skin actually provide some grip or is the phone just as slippery as it is naked?
     
  16. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    I personally think it's just as slippery. Maybe slightly less, but fairly negligible.
     
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    Oh that's a bummer. I was so hoping for some additional grip. Would you probably say all the matte ones are the same or do you know of another brand that provides some grip?
     
  18. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    They are the only ones I've used. I imagine some of the others are designed to be more grippy but I don't know which ones. Someone else would need to chime in there.
     

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