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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)

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

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

Step 1: Mix the Soap and Water

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

 
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rodolfog110 months ago

maybe it doesnt work

rodolfog110 months ago

maybe it doesnt work

rodolfog110 months ago

maybe it doesnt work

acabrera72 years ago
*ring* *ring* Hello Moto!
georion3 years ago
Excellent !!!
ppaulson4 years ago
cool but can u take it of? or does it stay on forever?
abadfart4 years ago
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
zero8386 years ago
OMG I HAVE THAT CUP!
I wish i had that cup :(
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.
RF29295 years ago
Worst thing you can do is to smoke around electronic equipment or people or animals. Smoking should all be banned, indoors and out.
rownhunt5 years ago
http://www.findtape.com/product463/Patco-5560-Polyethylene-Removable-Protective-Film-Tape.aspx?cid=19&idx=8&tid=1&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!
CapnTac5 years ago
Is this safe on a touch screen? I just got a new LG Neon.
D@V1D CapnTac5 years ago
Umm you should be careful since if the knife strays, it may cut through the tape and onto your screen (owch!)
Tonocm CapnTac5 years ago
yeah.. is it safe? i have a new nokia 5530
ERCBIENG Tonocm5 years ago
Yes. The most important part is that you don't get water into the speaker or any other crack.
abaneyone5 years ago
 Could this be done with a 14 inch laptop screen?
if u hav 14 inch tape
wehe-tehe5 years ago
NO WAY ME TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dhuynh2896 years ago
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" thick?
for meh psp =)
valr7 years ago
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!
Jason_G valr6 years ago
Sounds like you're referring to D-Skins.
rwyoanng6 years ago
i used it on my blackberry curve it works great thanks
davidbacsik8 years ago
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...
zetlin6 years ago
hi does your screen turn white (i mean the tape)
sglider127 years ago
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
lemonie8 years ago
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.
temp lemonie7 years ago
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.
minfu2 lemonie7 years ago
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.
finallytomorrow (author)  lemonie8 years ago
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.
Mr.Pancoast7 years ago
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
iantwiddy8 years ago
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!
finallytomorrow (author)  iantwiddy8 years ago
haha thats true. maybe you can measure it out, cut it and then apply it to the ipod?
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