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Screen protector installer in Scarborough or surrounding

Anyone know of a good screen protector installer in Scarborough. I have messed up a few installs myself because I get too anxious.

I know of the ABC place at Pacific mall but trying to avoid that mall if at all possible. It's for a Samsung S9+.

Thanks in advance.
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Almost impossible to screw up a tempered glass screen protector. It usually takes me less than a minute to install one on my S8.
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Yeah, with tempered glass, because it is stiff, you don't really have to worry about air bubbles, so it's very easy

- practice lining it up
- peel off protective skin, then start with one side and apply lightly
- if not perfectly aligned, lift it up a bit until you can align it perfectly
- repeat as necessary
- once aligned 100%, apply pressure, starting from the middle, to "permanently" bond it to the screen
- if there are any big air bubbles, you can lift it from the edge closest to the bubble, then redo it
- if it's just small bubbles, they go away after a day or two
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Watch a few YouTube videos. Practice. Always buy a spare screen protector. My preferred method is to start with the stock plastic in place on the screen. I line up the protector over top. Use two short pieces of tape to locate the protector. A third piece of tape is used to flip the protector over. This avoids finger print smudges. Once the protector is all set up, I carefully remove the plastic on the screen and the protector and inspect the screen for dust. If there's any dust, I use scotch tape to remove it. I flip the protector over the screen and ensure alignment before dropping it on the screen. I got this technique off of studying YouTube videos and learning from past installations.
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The key to any screen protector is prep.

Make sure the screen is clean and dust free. Most decent glass protectors come with a cleaning wipe, microfibre cloth, sticker to capture all the dust and tabs to put on the screen protector to help you line it up. As others have said, glass is pretty easy. and the stores like staples/best buy will charge you $40 for something you can get from Amazon for $10 for 2. :)
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Pacific mall... $10 installed
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hightech wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 6:32 pm
The key to any screen protector is prep.

Make sure the screen is clean and dust free. Most decent glass protectors come with a cleaning wipe, microfibre cloth, sticker to capture all the dust and tabs to put on the screen protector to help you line it up. As others have said, glass is pretty easy. and the stores like staples/best buy will charge you $40 for something you can get from Amazon for $10 for 2. :)
Personally I find scotch tape to be the best dust free wipe. Those little dry towels are abrasive. Even the wet one is dry.
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will888 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 10:53 pm
Personally I find scotch tape to be the best dust free wipe. Those little dry towels are abrasive. Even the wet one is dry.
Depends on what you get. The screen protector I put on the other day came with a microfibre cloth and a very wet alcohol wipe
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hightech wrote:
Jan 13th, 2019 6:43 am
Depends on what you get. The screen protector I put on the other day came with a microfibre cloth and a very wet alcohol wipe
I keep the factory plastic on the screen until the glass protector is about to go on. I don't smudge the screen and so alcohol wipes aren't necessary. Dust pick up is best done with Scotch tape. In reapplication, I do use alcohol remove any smudges and build up on the screen. I have found even gentle wiping can sometimes lead to micro scratches.
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If the glass protector gets any kind of marks from an alcohol wipe, then what you bought is a PoS.
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Also it helps to do it in a washroom where you (or someone else) has just taken a hot shower - The steam will make all the dust particles settle so there should be no dust flying around (hopefully)

Also wash your hands before (with soap) just in case your hands are oily

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