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    Quote Originally Posted by madhatter61
    It is not technically correct to use generalities like glass and metal. Gorilla Glass is one of the hardest of glasses. Anandtech reviewed the glass it is tougher and has additives to make it better than the original ipad. Now diamond will scratch ... copper won't, neither will most car keys.
    Yet there are users who have scratched iPad 2 screens, some of them out of the box as a manufacturing defect, let alone shattered ones because they were dropped - no matter how tough 'gorilla glass' claims to be. It only take one small particle applied with pressure to deface the screen, like a random speck of dirt, or an accidental drop onto a hard surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tzimisce View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by madhatter61
    It is not technically correct to use generalities like glass and metal. Gorilla Glass is one of the hardest of glasses. Anandtech reviewed the glass it is tougher and has additives to make it better than the original ipad. Now diamond will scratch ... copper won't, neither will most car keys.
    Yet there are users who have scratched iPad 2 screens, some of them out of the box as a manufacturing defect, let alone shattered ones because they were dropped - no matter how tough 'gorilla glass' claims to be. It only take one small particle applied with pressure to deface the screen, like a random speck of dirt, or an accidental drop onto a hard surface.
    Whatever the glass is made from, It's tough as nails. I'm on my second generation iPad and a year of heavy use. I'm not particularly careful and both iPad screens have remained unscratched and perfect.

    Particles simply brush off. Use a soft microfiber cloth and gently rub the screen.

    Manufacturing defects and dropping the glass iPad on a hard surface is beyond the scope of what's considered normal use.

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    Don't ever bother to protect your iPad with a scratch guard. I is like using a latex contraceptive. You will enjoy more without them.

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    I bought the Zagg invisible for my IP4 and removed it after a week of testing. The screen looked bumpy and had an orange peel effect. Not to mention that the BB guy sprayed chemicals on his hands and lightly on the IP screen to install this hideous film. Don't waist your money.

    I have had my IPad for about 8 months with no screen film and no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbelt
    I bought the Zagg invisible for my IP4 and removed it after a week of testing. The screen looked bumpy and had an orange peel effect. Not to mention that the BB guy sprayed chemicals on his hands and lightly on the IP screen to install this hideous film. .
    The "chemicals" the BB guy used was H2O....aka water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mav777 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbelt
    I bought the Zagg invisible for my IP4 and removed it after a week of testing. The screen looked bumpy and had an orange peel effect. Not to mention that the BB guy sprayed chemicals on his hands and lightly on the IP screen to install this hideous film. .
    The "chemicals" the BB guy used was H2O....aka water.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
    So that should make me feel better that the guy sprayed H2o on my screen?

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    Originally Posted by Mav777
    Originally Posted by Blackbelt
    I bought the Zagg invisible for my IP4 and removed it after a week of testing. The screen looked bumpy and had an orange peel effect. Not to mention that the BB guy sprayed chemicals on his hands and lightly on the IP screen to install this hideous film. .
    The "chemicals" the BB guy used was H2O....aka water.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
    So that should make me feel better that the guy sprayed H2o on my screen?

    The instructions on the screen protector state to spray your hands and the screen with the supplied liquid. So he just did what the instructions say to do. There have been no issues of water damage from this that I have heard.

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    I researched the screen protectors Before I purchased so I knew that "wet and dry" were my options, and searching showed no one reported issues with the wet application. I chose to apply one not due to scratches but because I'm around a lot of industrial adhesives with work, much easier to replace a protector than the glass if it gets on there. And Yes, these adhesives would be difficult if not impossible to remove from the screen if it were bare.

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    I initially added a Zaggs InvisibleShield to both sides of the iPad and removed the screen cover when I noticed a few flecks of dirt underneath the cover. I was worried the trapped dirt would cause harm.

    I left the back one on since that's the part that will be sliding against tables -- cheers to the "Grandmother's Couches" statements. I figure that the smart cover is enough for the front.

    Like others suggested, just be careful that your microfiber cloth is clean of grit. I screwed up my iPod because my microfiber cloth picked up some apparently sharp dust.

    I suppose at the end of the day it's all up to preference and one's typical usage environment. Thanks for the feedback here..

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    I have just taken the front off my Bodyguardz because I wasnt happy with the end result. The only thing that was better was the lack of fingerprints.

    However I have left the back on because it looks and feels great & I think that is more likely to pick up scratches etc.
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