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07-03-2009, 10:42 PM #1tips on installing InvisibleShield for 3G S
anybody bad experiences, things to do not to do
do's and donts etc.. which side should I start with first?
do i install the home button piece 1st or last?
07-03-2009, 10:50 PM #2
I do back, then screen...then button.
Just use alot of the spray or windex works good also. The wetter the better...lol. You will probably have bubbles but dont mess with them, they will dry up in a week or two...ya long time but it will look good in the end.
07-03-2009, 11:07 PM #3
Cpjr, have you tried turning the shower all the way on hot to make it really humid before applying it? It seems to help me. I haven't tried it any other way tho.
07-03-2009, 11:12 PM #4
Ya ive tried that, works good. Alot of windex seems to work better for me though.
07-04-2009, 12:21 PM #5
Thanks guys, and here I thought windex all along would ruin the screen or somethin guess thats what the spray basically is?
@SharpieBandit so you let your shield chill on the sink while taking a super steamy shower then apply? lol
WOWW ok I just installed it, is it just me am i missing some pieces or is there some defect - but on the back shield near the bottom and top its got some strange cut outs and doesnt even fully fit the phone?
the box says its for a 3G but the best buy dude said itd fit the 3g(s). its weird it seems it has some cutouts that are V shaped like that shouldnt be there, plus it doesnt fully cover the phone all the way to the bottom nor the top
does anyone else have these issues? i installed the best i could the chrome bezel is covered on both sides but the back of the phone isnt covered from top to bottom
Last edited by bobright; 07-04-2009 at 12:27 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
07-04-2009, 03:28 PM #6
I know in the corners there are places the shield doesn't cover it, but it comes with tiny pieces to go there. I'm not understanding what you mean tho. Can you take some pics? The 3G and the 3GS have the exact same body so yeah a 3G shield will fit. On the Zagg site it actually lists them as one like so "3G/3GS InvisibleSHIELD".
07-04-2009, 03:31 PM #7
And ya the invisible shield doesnt stretch all the way to top and bottom of the bezel. It kinda stops on the housing. But like SharpieBandit said, should have some filler strips included.
07-04-2009, 03:33 PM #8
Btw, I only have a screen shield on my 3GS. I ordered a full body and it should be in soon so that's y I don't know what you're describing. I had a full body on my first gen iPhone though.
Cpjr, so do you use Windex in place of the Shield spray? I thought Windex was bad for the touch screen??
Last edited by SharpieBandit; 07-04-2009 at 03:33 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
07-06-2009, 07:58 AM #9
thats how ALL the new ones r made. The v shape cutouts are designed so they kinda wrap or at least roung the corner. if you r worries use left over shield to make your own custom pieces to go where you want them.
07-07-2009, 01:50 AM #10
i just used solution
07-07-2009, 09:40 AM #11
i bought 2 BSE... and my first application sucked.. well still sucks... i need to do it over. but might wait till this oNe gets uglier
07-08-2009, 09:22 AM #12
One good tip I found for installing the shield onto the back side of the iPhone is that once you have the shield in place, wrap a rubberband (preferably a wider one) around the bezel overnight. This will help with the thin pieces around the edges stay stuck down to the phone while the spray dries.
07-08-2009, 09:29 AM #13
be careful when putting on the spray, i installed the shield on my phone really well, like all aligned well, but somehow, a bit of the spray must have dripped down the dock, and now apparently my iPhone has water damage :@. lol alwal its still working fine 7 months later . Just make sure you dont let the spray go down the headphone jack or dock connector.
07-08-2009, 03:06 PM #143gs Invsishield
I also do the back then front then the button. If you don't want to do it yourself themall will do a full body for $30. I also heard it was good to turn the phone off before you start but why pay when you can do it yourself haha
Last edited by devro_85; 07-08-2009 at 03:10 PM.
07-11-2009, 04:20 PM #15
ive managed to get it on ok thanks for the tips, but here is what im talking about regarding the shield not fully covering my phone:
Are your guys shields this way? thats a pretty good amount of area prone to scratches
07-13-2009, 01:25 AM #16
I have a BSE and it doesnt leave that much of the phone exposed... it is not seamless, but it covers more than that.