Using klear screen wipes when installing PS screen protector

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by iSIILENT, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. iSIILENT macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2008
    Finally received my power support 3 pack for my ip4s and crystal clear for my iPad 2, in the box they included the klear screen wet and dry cloths to use.

    Has anybody tried them or feel it's not worth using since it may leave some sort of chemical laying on screen
  2. iSIILENT thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2008
    Anybody , 200 views and no answer or advice ..:confused:
  3. eg2007 macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2007
    I use SGP Oleophobic screen protectors and just wipe my screen with the cloth that came with the screen protectors before applying. Never had a problem. I use Klear on my MBA screen and have never had a problem.
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Either way works. If there are no smudges I generally just wipe with dry microfiber.

    No need to overthink it. If you can't wait for an answer then take some initiative and Google around.
  5. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    i have those wipes, i use it to clean my macbook screen and iPhone screen.

    works great.

    then i wipe it with a micro fiber.
  6. Saturn007 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    Ah, but a good reason to overthink it! We "Nervous Nellies" want to make sure that we're not doing anything to ruin our expensive, precious devices!

    I wish PS would mark which is the clear and which the anti-glare in their 2 pack set, e.g. At first, it looked as if the anti-glare were the clear one! It's only until you press it against the screen that you realize you're going to get the rainbow, text distorting effects! Fortunately, you can do that without opening either.

    I had the same dilemma that the OP had-- do I really want to put something wet on my new old iPhone 4?!!

    Now, PS sent it with the protector set, so that says, Go Ahead! OTOH, perhaps they're just being generous for future cleaning of the protectors.

    Plus, their installation video does NOT include using it!

    I'm probably going to go ahead and use the Klear Screen wipes (unless Google unearths probs). I figure it will remove anything that I just missed looking at it. Plus, I also figured their cloths will be better than the now less lint-free micro fiber cloths we have around the house collecting dust!

    And, one plus, is that it's well known in optics circles that you should use moisture when cleaning off dust because otherwise you can rub the dust into the lens and scratch it. Air first (camera lenses, eyepieces) or wet first (telescope mirrors).
  7. Saturn007 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    iPhone installation report

    Well, I just did this!

    I used the KlearScreen wet wipe, then the dry wipe. I'm not particularly enamored of the dry wipe as I later discovered it is hardly lint-free!

    In any event, that combo does clean the screen well. But even better is PS's white pre-installation film that picks up any lingering dust nibbies. Quite effective!

    I strongly recommend working on a clean, wooden desk or table (dining room), where there is little lint or dust. (Don't do this in your flannel pajamas and bathrobe!) At the same, though, that presents problems as you don't want the glass back of, say, an iPhone 4 to be rubbing against the wood. I ended up doing this on a cloth placemat, although that had some of its own fibers.

    You should also have a bright light shining on the device and work area.

    I ran into major problems-- no fault of Power Supply's, their installation video is excellent. The darn thing just wasn't lined up that well. You really want to leave a bit of exposed edge around the top and left-right edges when you start the peel back. Also, make sure that the button hole is lined up perfectly--that's really important. Also, do the peeling back slowly, always making sure that the edges are lined up--that's really key. otherwise, you'll rotate the protector and it will end up off the device. In any event, be careful. With all the sticky stuff laying around, everything starts clinging to everything else.

    I highly recommend having a nice scotch tape dispenser on the table, with several pre-folded nibs of tape. They are essential for picking up the corner and removing dust particles. I ended up with one tape on left-hand finger and one on right-hand finger.

    That's what PS really needs to show-- not just a clean, simple, masterful installation, but how to recover from disaster.

    I ended up with the entire screen protector off and having to reposition it several times. It's all too easy to not get the button lined up or the mic, sensor holes lined up. You can, eventually, however, get it just about perfect.

    Of course, that's when you'll discover a couple of dust particles and bubbles at choice spots--and when the scotch tape, lift and peel back, and spot remove works wonders. Mine is now on, front and back, and it looks great.

    Oh, wait! Darn! I just spotted a tiny dust particle under the front protector close to the button and near the edge. I'm going to ignore it! 97% perfect is close enough for me.
  8. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    I always recommend just lining up the screen protector on your device before even removing the backing to get an idea of what the protector looks like when properly aligned.

    As always, consider the shower trick if there's dust in the air.
  9. Saturn007 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    Saga and disasters continue with installation!

    The shower trick is great for removing dust... but I'm not sure I'd want my $$ iPhone in the midst of the sauna!!

    You are right about lining the thing up. While they recommend starting at one end, it's all too easy to end up with it akilter.


    ARRGHHH! Just discovered that I put the wrong screen protector on!

    I put the anti-glare on by mistake. Ticks me off! I had actually compared the two against the screen. I picked the one that did not do the rainbow effect against the screen. Wrong choice!

    IIRC, the trick is to get next to a window or a light and see which produces reflections. PS really should label these things! Oh, well. I'm now a veteran of putting these things on.

    Of course, I dropped the crystal clear one sticky side down on the study rug--what a disaster! I ended up with a lint, dust-filled screen protector! I washed it off, then shook it out to dry. Got most of the water droplets off and put it on. This time I had many air bubbles.

    Oh, well. It's a fantastic product and the crystal clear is just perfect on the iPhone screen.
  10. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    I found that the included drying cloth was too low quality and left behind a lot of lint. The wet cloth was good, but I'd recommend using a good quality microfiber to dry it

    However, you don't need it at all. The same good quality microfiber I suggested above will be more than enough to clean it off well before the protector installation

    One more tip: it is VERY important you install the protector in a dust free area. Can't stress that enough
  11. The Toddler macrumors member

    The Toddler

    Oct 17, 2011
    I have had good luck with the new Bausch & Lomb Clens product that Apple now sells. It comes with a spray and microfiber cloth.

    On the crystal film, it leaves streaks, but you can buff those out with the cloth.

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