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Old 02-16-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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Q: good screen protector for 276c/478

Anyone got a recommendation?

I bought two from navprotector.com for my 478. It all seemed good ahead of time, made from thin P.E.T, silicon coated with no adhesive so they can be removed without leaving any residue. Also anti-glare.

Unfortunately, a) they were sized 3/4mm too large on the height and with the LCD being recessed it would bend up the side b) the idiots put them on a backing which is 1/2" larger than the protector on all sides which makes it a pita to apply as you can't drop it down to test fit.

But I like the idea of the non-adhesive silicon coating.

Anyone got any suggestions on one that actually works.

Every screen protector I've ever applied has a backing which is the same size as the protector itself and tabs attached to remove the backing. No clue why these clowns can't get it right.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:40 PM   #2
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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is that $14.99 for just one?

The nice thing about the navprotectors were that they were like $12 for 2, of course they didn't fit and the backing was stupid.

Also, anyone have any tips for applying? The fact that the screen is recessed makes it harder. Usually what I'll do is leave the backing on, drop it into place, secure at one end with some masking tape so it stays square and won't move.

Then peel 2" off the backing off the other end, cut 1" of that backing off and drop that end down sticking it in place. Then you can remove the masking tape, hold the end thats stuck down, remove the rest of the backing and slowly press it down removing the air bubbles.

I've never had much luck just peeling back 1" of the backing and applying it freehand, I'll always be slightly off square by the time all the overlay is applied.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:09 AM   #4
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Scissors?

I just use the ones for a Palm and trim them. No biggie. I get some bubbles some times, but it protects the screen well.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:58 PM   #5
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Correct,but includes free lifetime replacement for life of the unit.

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is that $14.99 for just one?

The nice thing about the navprotectors were that they were like $12 for 2, of course they didn't fit and the backing was stupid.

Also, anyone have any tips for applying? The fact that the screen is recessed makes it harder. Usually what I'll do is leave the backing on, drop it into place, secure at one end with some masking tape so it stays square and won't move.

Then peel 2" off the backing off the other end, cut 1" of that backing off and drop that end down sticking it in place. Then you can remove the masking tape, hold the end thats stuck down, remove the rest of the backing and slowly press it down removing the air bubbles.

I've never had much luck just peeling back 1" of the backing and applying it freehand, I'll always be slightly off square by the time all the overlay is applied.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:52 PM   #6
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WriteRight screen protectors from Amazon, they sell 'em in 5- and 10-packs. They're about 3"x5", cut-to-fit. Got one on my DMM, GPS, phone, ipod, camera...

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