Applying the invisibleSHIELD
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For the best possible results, wash your hands before beginning and perform the installation in a clean area. Make sure your device is clean and free of skin oils.
Alignment is one of the most important aspects to your invisibleSHIELD looking "perfect" once it is on the device, and we recommend checking where each piece goes prior to installation. Please check the product pages on our website, as many of our full body designs have coverage information for each individual design. If the invisibleSHIELD has multiple holes for buttons, we recommend aligning to the top first, then the sides, and finally the bottom. Check the overall alignment as carefully as possible prior to using the squeegee.
Use of a lamp
Using a lamp as a very low source of heat can help speed up the installation process, particularly for some of the more complex invisibleSHIELD designs. A lamp with an extendable arm, such as an office lamp, can be used to slightly heat the invisibleSHIELD and help it to adhere. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND LEAVING YOUR DEVICE UNDER HEAT FOR ANY EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, WHICH COULD DAMAGE THE ELECTRONICS.
Our installers use a technique for securing problematic corners and edges called "palming." Begin by aligning the invisibleSHIELD in the correct position and removing as much of the excess moisture as possible. Then, apply pressure to the tabs and flaps by holding them against the palm of your hand for 30 seconds to 1 minute. This process may need to be repeated several times, but will help secure difficult pieces.
A blow dryer is also very useful for corners, tabs, and edges when installing the invisibleSHIELD. The best method is to put the blow dryer on the lowest and coolest setting, and use a side-to-side sweeping motion to dry the piece or section. If the blow dryer is on a warm or hot setting it can slightly warp the invisibleSHIELD. If this does happen, discontinue using the blow dryer and the invisibleSHIELD should return to the proper shape in 10 to 15 minutes.
Installing the back piece(s) of a full body invisibleSHIELD first can be helpful if you have not done it before. Installation flaws on the back of a device may not be as significant or noticeable as they would on the screen, so you can use it as practice, or to better understand the installation process.
- My SHIELD won't stick on the corners, what do I do?
- My solution bottle came empty or leaked. How can I get more?
- Some of these pieces are so little! How do I put them on?
- How long after installing the invisibleSHIELD can I safely remove and reinstall it?
A: Leave your device (with the SHIELD on it) alone for 10-15 minutes, and then try to stick it down. If it still doesn't stick, give it a few more minutes and try again. Repeat this process as needed. We recommend this 10-15 minute wait period because the invisibleSHIELD will dry out and become more tacky if you wait any longer and you will, most likely, not be able re-apply it at that point.
A: Our SHIELDSpray™ application solution is mostly a water-based solution, so if your bottle doesn't have solution in it, we suggest just filling it up with water. There is usually enough residue left in the bottle from the original solution, so just filling it up with water again should make it work just fine! If you run out during the installation, you can still refill the bottle up to 2-3 more times and still have the same effect.
A: While keeping your fingers moist, carefully pick up the SHIELD on an edge and lightly mist it before laying it down on the device. If these pieces become especially wet, they might not start to stick for a few minutes. If this does happen, please be patient in waiting for them to dry, and stick. See "Special Tips" for more information.
A: Within 3-5 minutes. If you do need to take the SHIELD off for reinstallation, we suggest keeping your fingers wet and very carefully removing the SHIELD (so you don't stretch it). After this, you can reapply it to the device as normal.