Have your device ready on a soft, lint-free towel. Make sure the device is OFF. Unpack your Clear-Coat box so that your squeegee, spray bottle, and Clear-Coat are ready to go.
Spray your fingers with the application solution – your fingers should always be wet when handling Clear-Coat.
Carefully remove 1 of the Clear-Coat pieces – we recommend starting with the screen or back battery cover.
With the application solution, spray the sticky side of Clear-Coat so that it is completely wet. Carefully lay the Clear-Coat on your device, going edge-to-edge when laying it down, and slide it into place. We recommend using any cut-outs and edges as a guide for correct placement.
Keeping Clear-Coat steady with 1 hand, LIGHTLY squeegee from the center outwards, to remove excess solution and air. Do not squeegee towards openings such as the microphone or speaker. If fluid does get into these areas, blot the fluid out with a Q-Tip or towel. Using your towel, lightly pat around the edges to remove any solution that was squeegeed out.
Wet the tip of your squeegee using the solution, and then squeegee Clear-Coat again, applying slightly more pressure this time. Gently wipe away excess fluid.
Let that piece sit for a few minutes to bond to your device before moving onto the next piece. Repeat steps 2-6 until all Clear-Coat pieces are installed.
Let your device sit for 3-4 hours with the power OFF. It is normal during this curing process to see corners or edges lift up – simply push them back down, and hold them for 15 seconds with moderate pressure using your thumb or palm. After 3-4 hours your Clear-Coat will be fully cured, and you can use your device normally.
Once all pieces are applied, you can lightly dry the unit and lightly polish it with your towel. Do not exert too much pressure on the shield for 3 hours – until that time, the adhesive is still curing, and it is possible to have a piece come off. After 3 hours, you can treat the phone however you wish – it will be nearly impossible to accidentally remove any shield pieces.
Try not to get any moisture near openings on the device, such as speaker holes and microphones. If solution does get into these areas, simply blot it off with the towel.
Sometimes, there are edges and curves on the device that the shield will not stick to when wet. If this happens, apply the shield to the flat areas, squeegee, and then wait for the edges to dry (5-10 minutes). Then push down the edges – they will stick better.
In Step #7, to speed up the process, apply heat to the shield using a hair dryer. Only 1 minute should be needed with a hair dryer, but be careful! Hair dryers can make your device very hot, and risk damage.
Problem: There is still some moisture under the shield after I’ve applied it.
Solution: Moisture should dissipate after 2-3 days. If it does not, you can also use a hairdryer to help remove it.
Problem: My edges aren’t staying down – the adhesive isn’t sticking to the phone in curvy areas.
Solution: Set the ph one aside for 5-10 minutes, letting the shield dry a bit, and then try pushing the edges down again, or use a hair dryer to dry and soften the material.
Problem: I ran out of solution in the spray bottle!
Solution: Don’t worry about it – you can make your own solution.
In an 8-12 ounce cup, mix 6-8 ounces of water with 10 drops of baby shampoo, or ¼ teaspoon. Stir until soap is dissolved, trying not to create too many bubbles on the surface. Once mixed, add 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol, and stir. This solution can be changed once application begins – if you find the shield doesn’t slide on the phone during application and sticks immediately to the surface, add a few drops of soap (a little goes a long way!).