How to Make Your Own Screen Protector.

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

Step 2: Apply the Soap/water Solution Onto the Screen.

Put a dab or two of the soap/water solution onto the screen, then spread it around the screen. Try your best to get rid of the white soap bubbles. Do not wipe the soap/water solution off. The solution makes it easier to get rid of the air bubbles under the tape.

Step 3: Apply the Strip of Tape Onto the Wet Screen.

Put a strip of tape on the screen and then press against the screen like crazy>=] to get rid of the air bubbles. Make sure the tape touches the outside part of the screen (in this picture, the silver part of the razr) so it wont move when you cut the the tape.

Step 4: Cutting the Tape

Cut the outline of the screen. Some devices has small gaps between the screen and the body so it will guide your razor. If it does not have a gap then use a ruler to guide the razor. Make sure your cutting it slowly and lightly. When your done then pull off the outside scraps slowly..

Step 5: Be Patient..

Do not touch the screen or you will move the tape around (dont forget there's slippery soap solution under the tape and it will move if you touch it). Let it dry for an hour or two =D and then you can touch the screen all want.. =D.



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    61 Discussions


    Question 1 year ago on Step 4

    What's the scientific analysis for this?


    3 years ago on Introduction

    best ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, my fone looks brand new!! (phone)


    7 years ago on Step 5

    cool but can u take it of? or does it stay on forever?


    7 years ago on Introduction

    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

    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.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Worst thing you can do is to smoke around electronic equipment or people or animals. Smoking should all be banned, indoors and out.


    8 years ago on Introduction screen protector in 36 yard rolls its very cheap and it can be bought in 12'' wide rolls. And it comes in transparent orange!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Umm you should be careful since if the knife strays, it may cut through the tape and onto your screen (owch!)


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Yes. The most important part is that you don't get water into the speaker or any other crack.