How do you remove screen protector??

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Feb 15, 2007
  1. WongD
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    How do you remove screen protector without damaging/ leave scratches on the screen?
     
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    Scotch tape, of course! Get a nice long piece, stick it on, and pull. A long piece is needed to increase surface area of adhesive to screen protector, thus increasing the amount possible "pressure" to pull out the screen protector. Also have your stylus ready to put under the screen protector when it's coming out. No damage, you're working only with plastic!!
     
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    yep scotch tape always works for me.
     
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    Thanks for your tips!! I scratched the corner a bit, not a deep scratch though ..... should ask before I do this ...
     
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    Man! I made the mistake of putting one of those Pelican screen protectors on my touch screen and I can't get it off of there. I tried scotch tape....didn't work. I tried DUCT tape, still didn't work. It's stuck tight. I have 2 sets of Hori protectors and I put the top screen one on after cleaning the glue the crappy Pelican brand left on it, but I can't move the bottom one at all.

    Quite annoying.
     
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    Is this what you had?
    http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/4,4032.htm
    Its HORI ds lite screen protector I was wondering if it was good seeing I already ordered it and I dont want to screw of my screen of a crappy protector.
     
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    I had a pelican, and I hated it. Scotch tape worked for me as an initial pull, then you use your stylus or a soft plastic card to finish the job. Or even better, you can get creative with two pieces of scotch tape! :-)

    anyway, adhesive can be removed with a soft lens cloth (research, please!) and water. yes! Nintendo tech guys recommend water! ... but customer service told me to use a very very very dry wet cloth if that makes sense. in other words, have your cloth wet, but get it barely wet.

    I also got the tip of using scotch tap to remove adhesive, but I don't trust the tech guy that much. you can't tell who it is when your conversation is on the phone.
     
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    Yep, those are the ones.
     
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    Just don't use corrosive substances to try remove the screen protector (eg. methylated spirits). Won't work anyway [​IMG]
     

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