You CAN re-use tempered glass screen protectors

Dld23

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Original poster
Sep 14, 2018
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I have experimented and have this process perfected.

First remove the tempered glass carefully

Have a bowl of water with dish soap in it(dawn etc...)

Dip the protector in the liquid while rubbing it with your fingers while under soapy water

Remove it from the bowl holding only by the sides and making note of which side is the screen side

Run it under a faucet to remove suds

Sit down with a hair dryer and blow dry it on high blower and medium heat while shaking water off. It should only have a few drops of water on it when done and not totally dry.

Place it on a clean phone screen then apply as normal and push any air toward the side or bottom. I have re-used one of these 5 times before without issue with great results
 

Gregintosh

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Jan 29, 2008
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That’s pretty cool. Good if all you got is one left and mess up the application I suppose. Not sure why I’d wanna reuse a screen protector that’s used up already and scratched up and stuff.
 

Dld23

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 14, 2018
66
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Ohio
That’s pretty cool. Good if all you got is one left and mess up the application I suppose. Not sure why I’d wanna reuse a screen protector that’s used up already and scratched up and stuff.
I only do that when rthey are perfect shap but not placed right
 
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