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Old 12-28-2006, 02:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How noticeable are the BSE skins and how protective are they? I went to the link and it seems that it would be hard to take off the battery and back of the bb battery cover without having to take off the skin and reapplying it. also... is it reapplyable too ? I had this cheap plasticy screen protector *only screen* and it was sort of adhesive, I tried to reapply it and it got messed up right away. Are these reapplying able, like if I put it on.. got a spec of dust and noticed it, would I be able to clean it or would it be too hard to clean and it would be useless.
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The BSE skin is an invisible protective shield that is applied on the surface of the phone. It should not be mistaken for a case skin which is real case which surrounds the sides and back of the phone.

Using a BSE skin will not obstruct anything. However, using a skin case will keep you from accessing the battery compartment.

The BSE skin can be only applied once. Once it is set it's on forever, until you decide to remove and throw it away. So it's important to fix all imperfections before you let it set. However, a skin case can be used and removed over and over again.

The BSE skin will give the Pearl a glossy finish. It isn't noticeable at all unless you look for it. Also, the skin gives the Pearl a more grippy finish. The skin will protect the surface from scratches and the like. I haven't experienced any scratching so far so that's good. You can check out videos on how well it does its job on the ShieldZone website here. The ShieldZone and BestSkinsEver skins are basically the same product with differences in coverage and price.

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I just put mine on...got it like 3 days after ordering it...and I am VERY impressed with it, I was doing what you were doing, I used a cling plastic thing that just almost fell off after just a couple days. This thing is great though...as it drys it looks soooo good...almost to the point where I have a hard time noticing it.

You apply it with water...yeah I know it sounds bad but as long as you do it properly you will have no problems...their instructions have you do it in a steamy room which suprisingly really helped...if you follow their instructions well, you will have little to no problems with dust...at least I didnt with my phone.

I was really scared when doing it but if I had to do it all over again, I would do it in a heart beat. They are putting out a good product.

As for how well it protects...I have no scratches where the skins are...and my phone has been riding in the pocket that I keep change in. I was worried about how well it would stay on and I have noticed any peeling in the week I have had it, and I was using it in some really tight pockets for a few days.

Hopefully I have helped answer alot of questions...
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i'm on the verge of ordering 2 right now *one just in case i **** up* i want to know how putting the back of the shield works, hopefully it isn't one big piece that i have to wrap around the phone and that it is seperated in a few places. so from what i'm hearing you can take the battery cover off without any trouble?

oh and do you have to sign for it? i might not be home in the hours *at work* i'm afraid of that

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Yes, the BSE skin comes in five separate pieces I believe. Also, it comes in a regular letter envelope delivered by USPS. There is no signature required.
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One further tip when applying (to make clear): You want to get air bubbles out and smooth the skin down, but you *don't* have to get every last tiny water bubble out. These dry up in a day or so and disappear on their own!

I tried a bit too hard to get rid of a few water bubbles using a credit card, and was left with a couple of tiny stretch marks, which aren't significant. If I had ignored them, my BSE would be damned near perfect!
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I just put mine on yesterday and it went pretty quick and simple. I was worried about battery access too but since it comes in separate pre-cut pieces the skin doesn't interfere at all. There is a slightly boxy feel around the edges of the skin. But I'm no longer so paranoid about screen scratches now!
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great, i just ordered 2 skins from bse. i have to keep my blackberry clothed and clean and make sure i get no scratches before my skin comes... when it does i'm going to probably take FOREVER to put the skin on making sure it is ABSOLUTELY ****ING PERFECT excuse my language
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Here's the review and instructions on Best Skins Ever and Shield Zone.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...kin-pearl.html
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ld-8100-a.html
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I know it says to give 24-48 hours to evaporate and set. If you say gave it 6-8 hours and used a hairdryer from 1-2 ft away to help dry it (NOT close enough to burn it of course but lightly apply heat) would this work and not force the wait for 24-48 hours?

Thoughts out there?
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I know it says to give 24-48 hours to evaporate and set. If you say gave it 6-8 hours and used a hairdryer from 1-2 ft away to help dry it (NOT close enough to burn it of course but lightly apply heat) would this work and not force the wait for 24-48 hours?

Thoughts out there?

The 48 hours is something started by someone in here who does not know what they are talking about.

See my instructions.

You can handle the skin after about 1/2 hour and in about two to three hours it's safe to use the phone, but don't get aggressive with it. 24 hours and it can take anything.

Don't use a hair dryer.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...?highlight=bse

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i'm on the verge of ordering 2 right now *one just in case i **** up* i want to know how putting the back of the shield works, hopefully it isn't one big piece that i have to wrap around the phone and that it is seperated in a few places. so from what i'm hearing you can take the battery cover off without any trouble?

oh and do you have to sign for it? i might not be home in the hours *at work* i'm afraid of that
Buy 3 and you get free shipping. So it's about $21.
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Blackberry.com's rubber skins are badass. They have saved mine a few times!
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The 48 hours is something started by someone in here who does not know what they are talking about.

See my instructions.

You can handle the skin after about 1/2 hour and in about two to three hours it's safe to use the phone, but don't get aggressive with it. 24 hours and it can take anything.

Don't use a hair dryer.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...?highlight=bse
Thank you. I will try this tomorrow. Not that I want to mess this up but I am curious why a light dose from a distance of warm air from a hair dryer would not assist the process???? Has anyone tried it with negative experience?

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Thank you. I will try this tomorrow. Not that I want to mess this up but I am curious why a light dose from a distance of warm air from a hair dryer would not assist the process???? Has anyone tried it with negative experience?

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It does not need it at all. It sets fast. And you will probably fry it with a hair dryer.

But go ahead if you want.
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It does not need it at all. It sets fast.
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I was using mine within less than an hour after applying the skin. I could not be more satisfied with the BSE. It was inexpensive, and it went on remarkably easily. I like that it makes the pearl slightly more grippy, so I'm less likely to drop it.

I don't like cases because I purposely bought the pearl for its small size; the BSE is perfect for me.

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Blackberry.com's rubber skins are badass. They have saved mine a few times!
Yes, but those are NOT the same as the BSE skin, which is the subject of this thread.

Many new members have gotten confused when talking about skins because they think the BSE skin is that same as the "rubber cases" that people refer to as skins or rubber skins.

The BSE skin protects against scratches and marks whereas the rubber skin/case protects against harsher hazards such as dropping the phone.
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