Scratches suck. They make your gorgeous touch-screen device look like crap. Luckily, you can get a screen protector on the cheap. PET screen protectors are especially convenient because they don’t require any adhesive to stick on, using only static electricity. A lot of people are hesitant to do it themselves though because they’re afraid of air bubbles; a poorly applied screen protector looks just as bad as a bunch of scratches. But with the right technique, you’ll end up with something that’s almost invisible and will keep your screen looking beautiful for as long as possible. And really, it’s not as hard as it looks. The secret? Cellotape.
That’s all there is to it. Key points to remember:
- make sure your working space isn’t dusty
- clean your screen as much as possible beforehand
- don’t touch the exposed screen protector once you take the first layer off
- if a bubble isn’t going away, that means there’s dust underneath
- use the tape to pull off any debris that work their way in there
- be careful when you’re smoothing out the bubbles, you don’t want to scratch it right away and have to start all over