Originally Posted by shoppergirl
How hard is it to get these that cover the screen and/or the whole BB to go on without bubbles and to get it lined up?
I just put the InvisibleSkin on my 8830 today; I got the skin to cover the entire phone because I'm getting tired of using a case to protect it.
It didn't take as long as I thought it would to install the skin, although I didn't notice what time I started. I was able to get it all lined up fairly well, you can move it around while it's still wet or you can peel it off and start again. It gets "tacky" fairly quickly, but it's easy to reapply it with the spray solution they include with the skin (which is basically water).
I have to admit that lining it all up was a bit of a challenge, but it got easier as I went along. My 8830 is silver and the skin is clear, so I couldn't always see exactly where the skin was going when I placed it on the phone---I was doing a lot of squinting (I wear reading glasses, which added to my difficulty seeing the skin).
The bubbles weren't too much of a problem, I was able to get most of them out with the squeegee thing they include with the kit. If a bubble was too large, I just lifted up the skin and reapplied it.
You can't turn on your BB for 24 hours after installing the skin so it can "set" properly. It's been about 8 hours since I installed the skin and it already looks better than it did right after the installation. According to the directions, any "microbubbles" should work themselves out after a couple of days.
Overall, as of now I'm happy with the skin, but I really haven't given it a work-out yet. It doesn't add bulk to the BB, but it feels like it's substantial and will protect the BB well. Applying the skin to the entire BB or just to the screen is very doable, you just need a little patience.
I didn't apply the skin to the upper back of the BB because I attached a Krussel multidapt clip-holder there. I want to be able to use the Krussel clip as needed, particularly in my car (I have the Krussel windshield phone holder and I love it).