Small dust-particle under screen protector

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Tanax, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Tanax macrumors 6502a

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    Hi!

    I have the Zagg HDX for iPhone 6. Applying it was very easy and getting the air-bubbles out was also easy. However, I have 2 small dust-particles trapped underneath the screen protector.

    Is it viable to try to get it out by using duct-tape to "bend open" the screen protector (not completely off the iPhone but enough to get to the dust-particles), using another duct-tape to get the dust-particles and then press down the screen protector again?

    I did this before on my iPhone 4 with Power Support screen protector but not sure if this will break the "glass-like" screen protector or not. Has anyone else tried this?
     
  2. marlon bishop macrumors member

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    Thats a good way, but try not touching the back of the screen protector or it will look worse!

    if its on the edges of the screen leave it as is!
     
  3. Tanax thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    One of them is on the edge but the other one (there's two) is in the middle (horizontally), on the lower side of the screen.

    If I bend it open to remove the one in the middle, I might just as well remove the one on the edge, don't you think?

    And the screen protector will still stick to the screen of the iPhone, yes?
     
  4. Tgrey macrumors regular

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    Screen protector will still stick to screen no problem, but chances are more dust will stick to screen protector as well
     
  5. Tanax thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Alright. And what about the risk of the screen protector breaking? How much can I "bend" it?
     
  6. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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    Is this a glass protector? So frustrating. I'm usually super good at perfect installations of screen protectors for iPhones and iPads. At work, folks will bring theirs into me for the installs. At home, I attack it like I'm a surgeon. Super clean environment, clean hands and steamy bathroom to keep dust particles down. Then I have my Invisible Glass cleaner, lint roller and shipping tape at hand.

    I have the iPhone 6 plus and this has been the absolutely worst phone to get a perfect install. #1 - there is really no room for the alignment to be off. If you are off even a minuscule bit - it shows and looks bad. And if you need to do a lift up with the glass protector, the lift up corner doesn't adhere perfectly the second time. However, I guess you need to think about which bugs you more - the dust particles underneathe or the corner edge showing some lift. For me, I just can't take dust showing under the protector.

    I searched for a while and found the MIME thinnest .015 glass protector to be the best overall protector for me. I like the cutouts, super thinness and overall feel of it. But alas, for me this was a bear to get a decent install. My first one, even with all my "surgeon operation" technique resulted in a ton of dust underneath. I tried to pull it up and then couldn't get a good alignment the 2nd and 3rd tries - thus even more dust. #. So I ordered a replacement. This morning back to the steamy bathroom. First try perfectly aligned but multiple dust particles underneath. I used shipping tape and very gently lifted it off and used my lint roller on the actual protector back as that's where the dust was - not stuck to the screen. I did get another beautiful alignment with no dust underneath - hooray. However, the very corner edge where I so gently lifted with a clean fingernail has a tiny amount of lift. Tiny enough where it won't bother me - so I'm done.

    So I guess my advice for you is to try gently lifting it off with the edge of your fingernail with tape on the protector to hold it for the re-install. Make sure you get the dust off the protector as well as your screen before reapplying. Also, know that no matter how perfect the reinstall is you'll have some miniscule lift at the edge where you lifted it.

    Sorry for the book but wanted to give you full advice at least from my experience.
     

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