Did you always want a screen protector for your cellphone or other electronics but it cost a little too much for a piece of clear covering? Well here's a guide that will show you how to make your own screen protector for no cost (assuming that you have clear box tape, soap and water in your house)

Dish Soap
Wide clear tape, not the small scotch tape but the wide clear tape you use for sealing boxes.

Make sure you clean the screen free of oil and any small particles.

Step 1: Mix the Soap and Water

Add two or three drops of dish soap into the cup of water and mix

<p>best ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, my fone looks brand new!! (phone)</p>
<p>maybe it doesnt work</p>
<p>maybe it doesnt work</p>
<p>maybe it doesnt work</p>
*ring* *ring* Hello Moto!
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Thanks so much for sharing this! This is the coolest thing I've seen. In the <a href="http://storelocator.bell.ca/bellca/en/AB/Edmonton/Bell-Londonderry-Mall/BC729" rel="nofollow">cell phone stores in Edmonton</a> these things cost and arm and a leg. With this I can make my very own for practically nothing. This is like the best thing I've ever come across on the internet! Thanks again.
Excellent !!!
cool but can u take it of? or does it stay on forever?
thanks i just did this on my lg cosmos hopefully ill get 2 years out of this phone like i did the first generation of the cosmos
I wish i had that cup :(<br>
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can i use it on my psp? and well will it work will it keep it from getting scratches or smuges.
I just tried this on my DS Lite. Works like a charm. On the touch screen and top. And you can't notice the scratches that were there before you put the screen protectors on. Only problem is I couldn't use the soap/water mixture. It turned the glue on my tape a dull white. I couldn't see my screen! :P. So I just put a new one on without the soap and water. Screens' a little sticky after. but still, it comes out with a bit of water.
Worst thing you can do is to smoke around electronic equipment or people or animals. Smoking should all be banned, indoors and out.
http://www.findtape.com/product463/Patco-5560-Polyethylene-Removable-Protective-Film-Tape.aspx?cid=19&amp;idx=8&amp;tid=1&amp;info=Film+Tape screen protector in 36 yard rolls its very cheap and it can be bought in 12'' wide rolls. And it comes in transparent orange!
Is this safe on a touch screen? I&nbsp;just got a new LG&nbsp;Neon.<br />
Umm you should be careful since if the knife strays, it may cut through the tape and onto your screen (owch!)
yeah.. is it safe? i have a new nokia 5530
Yes. The most important part is that you don't get water into the speaker or any other crack.
&nbsp;Could this be done with a 14 inch laptop screen?
if u hav 14 inch tape
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do u think this will work on an ipod touch/
it should if you have wide enough tape, just be careful when cutting the hole for the home button. Because the home button is plastic and it cuts really easily :(
i just got a mp3 nothing would happen right its black so would it discolor it or something
i wonder where you can get packing tape like this that is about 2.5&quot; thick?<br/> for meh psp =)<br/>
Hi, this makes me think... my children always scratch their x box an wii games and I know how to fill the scratches with paste wax, but it doesn't always work. Anyway, at the game store we found a product that is a decal like a screen protector that you apply when the disc is new. The only prob- I can't find them again. I'm thinking that I could use laminating film or clear contact paper with your method!
Sounds like you're referring to <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amazon.com/Disc-Skin-Bulk-Pack-100/dp/B0007P6NX6/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1232255569&sr=8-1">D-Skins</a>.<br/>
i used it on my blackberry curve it works great thanks
No residue, etc after you remove it? Any stickyness on the screen?
Usually won't leave a residue, but if it does, use a drop of Goo-B-Gone and a Q-Tip or tissue and it'll all come right off. I used this method on my RAZRs when I had them, worked like a charm! I'll be trying it on my Blackberry Pearl soon...
hi does your screen turn white (i mean the tape)
Sweet! Now I can put something over my Zune's screen. (It's getting scratched so...yeah..) thanks
ya i keep my iPod in my pocket so the screen gets scratched
While the screen may be protected, your surface is Scotch tape, which picks up the scuffing & damage. This is like protecting your sofa by covering it in plastic - it doesn't look any better, and what you are tying to protect (that looks good) is hidden, never to be seen. Hope the point is appreciated - what you value in looking good, you are obscuring from view by protecting it.
when the tape gets a little scratched you can easily replace it. But if you didn't have the tape then you get a big ol scratch on your screen, which can't be replaced.
He is NOT using scotch tape. he is using CLEAR packaging tape. And isn't it the point of this instructable to make the tape get scratched, not your screen? Just a note, this instructable is to protect your screen, not to make it look good.
That is true and you do make a good point! Scotch tape is soft and scratches easiliy . Scotch tape is cheap and replaceable unlike a scratched cell phone screen. Even though the screen may be replaceable it most likely will cost more than the cell phone itself. Even if the tape gets scratched up you can easily replace it and no one will notice afterwards. Most of the time when you or other view your cell phone the scratches are hidden when the LCD light is on.
this is perfect i use it for any screen that i think will receive damage and it even protected my camera from a minor razor blade scratch
how would you do it with a new 5th generation ipod video 30gig? I ask because the screen and the body is one piece, they put a piece of plastic over the whole face, so i cant cut while its on there...it will scratch it badly, there's no little channel inbetween the screen and body... :[
Just cover the whole ipod DUH!
haha thats true. maybe you can measure it out, cut it and then apply it to the ipod?
I just applied the tape, and now I'm letting it dry. It looks good!
i dont hav the razor wta else should i use to cut it
haha a sharp knife?
If your screen is wider than a normal piece of tape, put one size down, let it dry, the rewet the remaining part of the screen and most of the tape (to overlap the tape.) Then finish as you would normally. Works awesome on my i700 Palm! Thanks for the idea.
haha never really thought about that. this idea may come handy for a psp =D...<br/>

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