Wrapsol Protective Film pics and mini review

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by slipper, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    Just got a new baby, a new 13" MacBook Air. I've used Wrapsol previously with great success, so when i bought my new MBA 13", i didn't consider anything else. Here's a few pros and cons i noticed.

    Pros:
    -Very similar texture to the MacBook aluminum finish.
    -Matte finish looks much better than the shiny finish of some other protective wraps
    -Installation overall was very simple

    Cons:
    -Seems very over priced, as are most other protective films currently available.
    -Wet installation may damage electronics. Just be very careful. It's impossible to keep all liquids from getting into the cracks.
    -Film on trackpad compromises sensitivity, responsiveness, and feel. I have "Tap to Click" enabled. With film installed, more than half the time i tap, i don't get a response. I'll be removing the trackpad film after typing this review.
    -I wish there were cut-outs for the bottom cover screw holes. During wet installation, soapy water solution gets trapped in the screw holes and stays there. I can no longer remove the bottom cover without removing the film.

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  2. glen e macrumors 68030

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    Looks nice but I'll do a 3m faux-alum skin from sticker boy ....totally dry install....
     
  3. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I always use BSE - bestskinsever.com and they are in my opinion the cheapest and the best. I also never install the trackpad piece as I don't want to compromise the trackpad. Top and bottom covers and wrist rests only.
     
  4. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    I wish BSE had matte skins. In my opinion, like the OP, matte is perfect on Apple's aluminum surfaces.
     
  5. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

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    What are you doing with your computers that you get your ALUMINUM MBA to get scratches? I get it almost impossible to scratch my MBA not intentionally
     
  6. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I take exceptional care of anything i own. That's a big reason i got the Wrapsol. Carrying the MacBook in the backpack with coins, keys, or anything metal in the wrong pocket can easily damage the finish.
     
  7. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

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    I think a sleeve would do the job.
     
  8. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    That would also be a great option but i prefer not to have the added bulk and the MacBook is still unprotected when outside the sleeve.
     
  9. infectedfall macrumors newbie

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    Thast looks awesome man! Im actually considering getting it. What exactly is wet installastion?
     
  10. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    I had a phantomskinz matte skin on my 2011 MBA. It lasted about 3 months before beginning to peel. I think it may have been because the case I have is pretty tight and taking it in and out of the case 5x a day did it.
     
  11. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000

    slipper

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    It involves spraying a soapy solution on the adhesive before installation. It's the exact same way window tint is installed.
     
  12. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    i have had a wrapsol on my mbp since mid 2010 and it hasnt peeled at all. i just put a new wrapsol on my air bc i had the screen replaced. for the trackpad i chose the moshi track guard bc it doesnt take away from the feel of the glass as bad.
     

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