48-hour Thanksgiving sale – 45% off Origin home sound system

Installation Tips

From our professional installers
Cleanliness

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

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.

"Palming"

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.

Blow Dryer

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.

Installation Order

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.