Wet installs - do you actually wait as instructed ?

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  1. sbojevets macrumors member

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    i just did a wet install with my phantom skinz and it said to wait for 2-4 hours.
    im feeling so disconnected from the world already!

    do you guys wait as instructed? i think i did quite ok removing the liquid the moment it was squeegeed out to the edges. nothing was trickling or overflowing all over the place. my buddy told me that the drying process was for any liquid that might have seeped into the phone itself. im pretty sure no liquid went into the ports and speaker holes. can i turn it on and start using? :p
     
  2. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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  3. offcamber macrumors 6502

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    I use bestskinsever wet application and let the skins cure on the phone overnight.
    You can use within a couple hours but be careful with cases or bumpers.
    Better to attach those a day later.
     
  4. bdoople macrumors member

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    I did the Xtremeguards back and I didn't wait, I turned it on after about 10 minutes. I would recommend waiting to use a case though, I let it cure overnight.
     
  5. Six8 macrumors 65816

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    I turn my phone on about 10 minutes afterward. Put it back into a case an hour or so later
     
  6. procrastinasn macrumors regular

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    Anyone know what the idea is of waiting? If I know that the gel didn't get into the open sockets, does it matter?
     
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  8. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    I wait 2 hours max. The important thing really is to get all the liquid out. Once you do that you're good to go because when you use it, it won't slide around..
     
  9. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    I never wait ever, whats the point? I've had every iPhone, never waited to turn back on after a wet install.....
     
  10. bAllllAd macrumors newbie

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    i've never wait after install and in last time my phone still turn on when i install screen protector.

    so far everything still fine :D:D
     
  11. bobright macrumors 601

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    Wet installs on the front I'd wait at least an hour 1/2
     

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