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Slickwraps install on iPhone X

BigDO

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I just ordered a set as I can't stand using a cover anymore, and I think it's the stainless steel edge which makes the phone so slippery, so I'm hoping that applying this will make it easier to use.

Has anyone managed to install this perfectly? I only saw after I ordered that the install, especially the corners, is quote difficult.

Those that did install it, did it help with the grip on the sides?

Thanks.
 

1rottenapple

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I just ordered a set as I can't stand using a cover anymore, and I think it's the stainless steel edge which makes the phone so slippery, so I'm hoping that applying this will make it easier to use.

Has anyone managed to install this perfectly? I only saw after I ordered that the install, especially the corners, is quote difficult.

Those that did install it, did it help with the grip on the sides?

Thanks.
I haven’t been able to. It looks janky where the edges looks... crumpled. I would even pay a pro to do this for me but i haven’t found one. I recommend going for a slim case that’s 0.35 mm thickness.
 
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Gator1pk

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What you are doing is applying a vinyl wrap to your phone. Vinyl wraps are popular as car mods. I did my car’s dashboard with a dark carbon fiber wrap over the wood trim and updated the look of the interior. You MUST use the heat gun (hair dryer). It makes the vinyl piable and really activates the adhesive. Push down with the microfiber over your finger. If you mess up, you can gently reheat, pull off and apply again. Careful not to stretch the vinyl out of shape. You get better with practice. Recommend get a vinyl wrap used for car to practice technique. When your are ready, then apply this product that appears to be cut with precision for each phone. The wrap will make the phone much less slick but offer no drop protection.
 
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OneMike

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The heat gun as said above is key. With that you can achieve a perfect install.
 
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BigDO

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Thanks guys. Will use the hair dryer and lots of patience. Really hope it works. If I achieve less slipperiness I am not worried about drop protection.
 
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Knowlege Bomb

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Thanks guys. Will use the hair dryer and lots of patience. Really hope it works. If I achieve less slipperiness I am not worried about drop protection.
I wouldn't worry too much. I'm a perfectionist and I installed a dbrand skin to my satisfaction pretty easily on my first attempt. As has been said, the heat is the most important part.
 
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BigDO

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Done. I'd say I got it 99% perfect and I'm quite happy with the result and the texture. Got a little bit worried when I overheated the phone and the flash wouldn't work, but it came back when the phone cooled down.

The only potential problem I can see is tha wrap lifting on the sides (next to the screen). Am I correct in assuming that if that happens a blast of heat and some pushing down should stick it back again?
 
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alpi123

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A life hack is to put the phone with the skin in a case for a day or so. Not only it forces it to stick, but also smooths down any bumps from the edges.
 
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