Steinheil anti-fingerprint film for 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by derek1984, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

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    I recently purchased the Steinheil anti-fingerprint film for my 3GS. I am still waiting for the film to arrive in the mail. I am wondering if it would be a good idea to put this film on my iPhone with the new screen. I know there are other threads on this subject, but I don't see anything yet for this particular film. What should I do? Thanks
     
  2. gloss macrumors 601

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    I feel like the screen itself is already anti-fingerprint. Surely this is a little redundant?
     
  3. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    As i only own an iPhone 3G, and not a 3GS, i don't know what this anti-fingerprint coating on the 3GS is really like, but i have a anti-glare Power Support screen protector on my 3G, which mainly is to protect against scratches and not fingerprints. I'm not bothered about fingerprints that much , as one wipe and they are gone, but its a different story with scratches that you will see every time you use your iPhone.
     
  4. derek1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I really like the screen. Fingerprints are not that bad on it at all. I got this to protect the screen from scratches. I don't want to potentially ruin the finish on the new screen. That's what I am wondering about...
     
  5. w00tme macrumors member

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    i just got mine in the mail today. i currently have the power support anti-glare on, but i heard the steinheil offered a little more clarity. from first glance, it goes look less grainy right out of the packaging, but i haven't put it on yet. off to work i go!
     
  6. BLACK MAC macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it will harm it at all. The reason why is because the film is probably "baked" into the glass. The screen protectors aren't the same type as ZAGG or Bodguardz. I think you will be fine. Remember the screen protector clings by static, not by an actual adhesive.
     
  7. derek1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know if the Steinheil film is static-cling? For some reason, I just went to their website and these are currently not found anymore. I never really looked into that when I bought them. I'm really worried about ruining the new finish on the screens but I am afraid of scratches...
     
  8. derek1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, I just got this in the mail. It's doesn't say that it is static cling, it says that it has silicon adhesive. Should I try this or would I be better not trying? I don't want to ruin the coating on the screen....Not sure what to do:(
     
  9. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    It's been said that you should not use adhesive protectors on the new 3G S. Static cling was okay though. I personally wouldn't and would use something like the Power Support Anti-Glare. It's your call though.
     
  10. derek1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'd rather be safe than sorry. I am going to hold off on putting this on for right now. I thought this was static-cling. I am not taking the chance right now until I hear more about other people trying something like this.
     
  11. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a

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    I'd sell that off to someone else, and then I'd buy the anti-glare film. It is matte so is fingerprint-less, basically.
     
  12. derek1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So now Steinheil says on their site that this film can be used on the 3GS. However, it is an adhesive. I have no clue what to do! I want to protect my screen and this is supposed to be a very good film, but I also don't want to ruin the oleophobic screen:cool:


    http://www.sgpstore.com/product_info.php/products_id/177
     
  13. w00tme macrumors member

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    i'm pretty sure its just static cling... the site shows a guy removing it with just a piece of tape.
     
  14. derek1984 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just went to the Apple Store and bought the Power Support Anti-Glare and I now have it on. I like it. I might have liked the Steinheil better but I am just going to play if safe. If I ever change my mind, I'll always have the Steinheil film...But for now, I am using the Power Support.
     
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    I would bet it's just static. Why not just call them and see what they say.
     
  17. Ben C. macrumors member

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    Well, it's not just static... but it still may be safe... will email SGP later (I'm in no rush to apply it).

    FWIW, the copy on the package itself says 2 things (as others have noted):

    "Premium silicon adhesive"

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    "Non-tacky adhesive removes easily with no residue"

    Additionally, the website mentions: "You might see thin white lines on the adhesive side. In this case, it is not scratch or dust and it will disappear after 24 hour of attachment."
     
  18. krick macrumors regular

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    SGP is out of stock. Is there anywhere else to get these other than the SGP store?
     
  19. jblock macrumors regular

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    I just received my Steinheil films yesterday but am holding off putting it on my 3GS. I've emailed them to find out if "silicon adhesive" is just a fancy way of saying static cling.
     
  20. Apple Guru macrumors member

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    I would stick with the Power Support. I was at the apple store and he said that everything they sell in their store is compatible and they will honor the warranty if it damages the iPhone. That was good enough for me to buy the Power Support Anti-glare.
     
  21. Caris macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know where i can buy a PS Anti Glare film? Apple are out of stock and I don't have a Apple store near me :(
     
  22. Johnnybrav0 macrumors member

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    You can use it...but remember the static cling is better because it doesn't leave that glue sticky thingy to your screen when you remove the screen protector....

    I would go to the apple store and buy the Power Support Crystal...it doesn't protect you from finger prints...but it's like having the nake iphone screen....anti glare will protect you from finger prints but you don't get the iphone natural screen look and feel......
     
  23. threezero macrumors 6502

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    I cant not say enough godd things about SGP screen protector

    I have use both the anti glare and the color enchance and they are AMAZING. the Antiglare i feel is the best in market. Even better than PS cause its thinner, clearer and feel better.

    And its static cling have no worries.


    If you get convince by the above ppl that have never use the SGP screen protector. WHen you receive it sell it to me for 50% off and go buy an inferior quality PS from the apple store for $20 :p
     
  24. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    I have the steinheil antiglare on 3 different iPhone 3GS's and it's fine. No issues so far with the screen. I just personally like the texture and feeling of the screen shield more then the bare glass.

    And having used both the PowerSupport and the Steilheil, the Steinheil is certainly superior in clarity.
     
  25. krick macrumors regular

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    Is the Steinheil available only through the SGP store? They're out of stock and there's no indication of when they'll have more.
     

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