ZAGG InvisibleSHIELD Installation

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  1. RainMan77

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    Hi,

    Has anyone ever tried installing the ZAGG InvisibleSHIELD? How easy, or hard was it? I'm really not sure how the liquid that you spray on the shield will affect your mac specially when installing the shield for the wrist rest as well as the track pad.
     
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    I installed an InvisibleShield on my Macbook last year. I would say it was a bit hard, but survivable. Some lessons I learned AFTER I installed the shield were:

    1) Don't stretch the shield or else you would end up with a deformed shield. It will be hard to fit round the edges because of the extra areas resulting from the stretching. You won't get a perfect fit.

    2) Make sure you're working in a dust and dirt free environment. Also your hands should be clean. Or else you'll end up having some specks and dirt under your shield, which is a little hard to get over.

    3) Don't worry so much about the bubbles. They will eventually disappear by themselves after several days.

    The liquid spray is not harmful to your mac as long as you apply the shield with your mac completely off, and be careful not to let the liquid spray get into the openings of your mac. I've read somewhere that the liquid might invite rust into the insides of your mac when it gets inside.
     
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    How much does it cost here in the Philippines, is this thingy available here?
     
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    You can contact mugger wchan. He is an authorized reseller here. I don't know how much it costs nowadays, but when I bought it last year it was about P2,800.
     
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    Do the shield get discolored after months of use just like in Gmask? Thanks!
     
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    codename_ethan: thanks for the pointers... how can you not get the liquid seep into the mac specially when your putting on the shield for the glass track pad?

    motoflux: i ordered mine over the web but i did saw some shields being sold by digital walker for 3k. maybe you can contact charlie for discounts.
     
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    Sadly yes, they do... especially the shield on the wrist rest area. Mine turned yellowish enough that I can clearly distinguish the shield from the surrounding unshielded area.

    But on a happy note, ZAGG (makers of the shield) offers free replacement for discoloration issues. They'll send a new set of shield, and then you have to send them back your old set in order to keep your lifetime warranty valid. However you have to pay for shipping and handling costs.

    I already removed the shield on my wrist rest area. Again I learned my lessons hard... I pulled the shield too quickly so it left some gooey sticky residue behind. I had to painstakingly clean it with alcohol and cotton balls. Now there is still some shadows left. I have yet to try if they can be removed by a plastic eraser.
     
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    of course you can't completely stop the thing from seeping in coz it's liquid. :)
    just be careful not to let large amounts to seep in though.
     
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    there are tons of youtube videos on how to install invisible shields
     
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    Don't worry about the liquid. Just make sure you remove the battery and don't use your mac for at least 24-36 hours.

    Also, don't rush the process. Be patient and look for imperfections while the film is still wet.

    :)
     
  11. RainMan77

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    thanks to all who have responded...
     
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    As from the numerous videos online....

    Remember to also put some of the solution on your fingers so that application would be easier...
     
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    Will there be any effect if the solution will get in contact in the outside surface of the shield i.e. it'll be sticky on the outside?
     
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    Nope. They also suggest that you spray the non-sticky part of the shield with the solution so that it'll be easier to squeeze the solution out.
     
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    Thanks! :) I'm still thinking of purchasing one for my macbook.
     
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    I've just resorted my MBA to Crystal Case which looks more awesome!
     
  17. anglerman

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    Hassle to install the InvisibleShield!!! For the iPhone it will take around 1 hour and with a macbook, 2 hours!!! I had iPhone 3G and Macbook 15" installed for me in the InvisibleShield Kiosk in SM North EDSA Annex Cyberzone. They look awesome! They also have a branch in SM Mega Mall Cyberzone. They will also replace damaged or discolored InvisibleShield for free and you can also have it installed by them! Cool!
     
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    Congrats anglerman! I am too planning to have this installed on my mbp. I'm just hesitating that they will either damage my unit or will install it badly.

    Do you have any problems with your macbook w/zagg now?
     
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    Had the Invisible Shield installed on my N97, so far, so good. The girls who installed them were easy on the eyes as well hehe ;)
     
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    how much did it cost?
     

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