09-07-2012 11:47 AM
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  1. jj2339's Avatar
    Has anyone tried out Gelaskins or decalgirls skins before? I am easily bored and thought it would be fun to change up the color on my s3, but not sure if these are hard to put on, or could be reused if I swap them out.

    Also, I saw that decalgirl has them in matte or high gloss, and was leaning to high gloss, but didn't know if anyone had used them and found the high gloss to be distracting.

    Cheers!
    08-10-2012 04:15 PM
  2. funkylogik's Avatar
    yeah im considering one coz i want my phone to be black or carbon fibre looking.
    also what quality is the bit that covers the screen? is it like having a cheap screen protector on?
    08-10-2012 04:17 PM
  3. funkylogik's Avatar
    ....also can u buy just the front part? i dont really care about the back
    08-10-2012 04:19 PM
  4. lv2bsilly's Avatar
    Has anyone tried out Gelaskins or decalgirls skins before? I am easily bored and thought it would be fun to change up the color on my s3, but not sure if these are hard to put on, or could be reused if I swap them out.

    Also, I saw that decalgirl has them in matte or high gloss, and was leaning to high gloss, but didn't know if anyone had used them and found the high gloss to be distracting.

    Cheers!
    I have used Decal Girl in the past on my Ipods and tried it with the S3 and they are great. They are really easy to apply and fairly thin. Once you take it off it is probably not reusable. I have never tried the gloss, only the matte.
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    08-10-2012 08:35 PM
  5. LoveMyPhone's Avatar
    I buy multiple backs for all my phones and different skins to apply to them so I can change the look of my phone. I have purchased probably 20 or more skins each from Dealgirl and SkinIt. They both make excellent skins! They are not reusable though. Once you take one off it's done!
    When you purchase a skin from Decalgirl you get a code to download a screen saver that matches the skin. Both companies include a front skin that covers the "colored" part of the front of the phone (the part of the phone that is blue on the blue phone and white on the white phone ) The front part WILL attach to a screen protector, if you have one on, and it will REMOVE it if you take the skin off. (Just so you know!)
    By the way, I have about 10 battery door covers for the S II (Epic Touch, (Sprint) )that I'd be happy to sell, if anyone needs some! I'll even leave the skins on them, if you don't like the skin just peel it off!
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    08-10-2012 09:13 PM
  6. LoveMyPhone's Avatar
    Has anyone tried out Gelaskins or decalgirls skins before? I am easily bored and thought it would be fun to change up the color on my s3, but not sure if these are hard to put on, or could be reused if I swap them out.

    Also, I saw that decalgirl has them in matte or high gloss, and was leaning to high gloss, but didn't know if anyone had used them and found the high gloss to be distracting.

    Cheers!
    They are pretty easy to put on. Just be patient and make sure you have it lined up properly before you really start "pressing" it down!
    As far as gloss or matte, it depends on the design you select. The high gloss is very shiney!! The matte finish is more "natural" looking and works best on most designs.
    The best carbon fiber one, in my opinion, is from SkinIt. You can find it in their "Textures" section. I like it because it really does have texture!
    jj2339 likes this.
    08-10-2012 09:23 PM
  7. funkylogik's Avatar
    ah right so the front part just goes around the screen and doesnt cover it? id like that.. dont really want plastic over my screen
    08-11-2012 10:46 AM
  8. funkylogik's Avatar
    just discovered Amazon Uk sell the decalgirl skins the skinit ones are prety expensive. hmm do i go black or carbon fibre????
    08-11-2012 02:19 PM
  9. jj2339's Avatar
    just discovered Amazon Uk sell the decalgirl skins the skinit ones are prety expensive. hmm do i go black or carbon fibre????
    i grabbed a few from decal girl.....wasn't sure if I should do a black glossy or black matte, so got both!

    May try the ones from SkinIt too for the texture...they grey and blue textured looked pretty cool....course it's a bit like throwing your money away....if you like how one looks, once you remove it's wasted.....but i get bored easily, so I"m sure i'll want to do something different in a few weeks regardless....
    08-11-2012 02:28 PM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    lol well i orderd the carbon one from amazon uk then it said it would take 2-3wks delivery lol theres a warehouse 5miles away from me! cancelled it.. it would prob be quicker ordering from US lol
    08-11-2012 02:36 PM
  11. lesorkim's Avatar
    I've bought from DecaGirl. Very satisfied. Got clear cover so my back would show through. Plus the chrome trim on the SGS3. They are the least expensive. Went on easy. Also, matching wall paper is awesome. Always have people commenting about how the wall paper matches the phone cover.
    08-13-2012 07:14 PM
  12. funkylogik's Avatar
    i ended up just ordering the decalgirl one from amazon.. its gona take a couple of weeks to arrive but should be worth it
    08-13-2012 08:00 PM
  13. funkylogik's Avatar
    is there a certain way to clean the phone before applying these skins? do the DecalGirl ones come with a cleaning fluid or wipe or something?
    08-15-2012 05:27 PM
  14. LoveMyPhone's Avatar
    i grabbed a few from decal girl.....wasn't sure if I should do a black glossy or black matte, so got both!

    May try the ones from SkinIt too for the texture...they grey and blue textured looked pretty cool....course it's a bit like throwing your money away....if you like how one looks, once you remove it's wasted.....but i get bored easily, so I"m sure i'll want to do something different in a few weeks regardless....
    Stock up on multipile backs and apply different skins to each one and you can change them to your hearts content! When I get bored I just change it to something different for a while!
    08-15-2012 06:53 PM
  15. LoveMyPhone's Avatar
    is there a certain way to clean the phone before applying these skins? do the DecalGirl ones come with a cleaning fluid or wipe or something?
    I just give mine a good alcohol rub before I apply and wipe off with a microfiber cloth. It's a good idea to give your fingertips a good cleaning with the alcohol too!
    08-15-2012 06:56 PM
  16. funkylogik's Avatar
    cool my fiance is diabetic and uses white spirits on her finger before testing her blood. will that work?
    08-15-2012 07:02 PM
  17. LoveMyPhone's Avatar
    cool my fiance is diabetic and uses white spirits on her finger before testing her blood. will that work?
    I am diabetic too but not sure what white spirits is. It should work though, as long as it doesn't have any kind of oils in it. I use one of my alcohol wipes.
    08-15-2012 07:25 PM
  18. funkylogik's Avatar
    not sure what it is mate. it comes in a bottle and i think its like a surgical strength alcohol. it smells like a mix of hospital and vodka lol
    08-15-2012 07:29 PM
  19. sfrrr's Avatar
    Just spent the last hour trying to put an all black DecalGirl skin onto my white 32 gig international GS 3 ( GT I9300). The front took me only about 5 minutes to get right., although I *did* have to use a very thin scissors in one corner to make it lie flat. But I never did get the backside on right. It simply isn't big enough to cover the white back (battery) door. The packaging says it's for an S3, but it's not for *this* S3. I've decided to keep the front skin on, but just not use the back one. Inside the case, you can't see much of the backside anyway.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    08-19-2012 07:55 PM
  20. funkylogik's Avatar
    yeah i dont plan to use the battery cover one coz one of my cases would probably just pull it of anyway plus black and white is a good look. so how easy/hard is it to put the front one on mate? does it sink below the lip of the chrome bezel so that the edges dont get caught on anything? did u get any bubbles?
    08-19-2012 07:59 PM
  21. funkylogik's Avatar
    ps id email decalgirl or the 3rd party u bought it from and they might send u another one
    08-19-2012 08:01 PM
  22. funkylogik's Avatar
    ....ive just searched youtube for a vid of someone applying a decalgirl to the s3 but best i could find was a pair of kids' dad putting one on a galaxy ace lol.
    any1 got a link?
    08-19-2012 08:23 PM
  23. sfrrr's Avatar
    The front part, which really is just the outline of a rectangle with cut-outs for home button, etc. was difficult at first but it slid (barely) under the chrome bezel and sort of slipped into place. Except for a bulge I had to trim with a scissors. I could have stretched part of the skin. But the backside skin was definitely too small to begin with.

    I'm not emailing them because I really don't need the back panel skin--once I put the S3 back into the Piel Drama case, one can't see the back skin anyway.

    sfrrr

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    08-19-2012 10:06 PM
  24. funkylogik's Avatar
    cool. can u post a pic of the front when u get a chance please mate? think im gona regret not gettin the plain black one lol.
    yeah i dont care much about the back either. i tend to use a case lately anyway but apart from that, i want it to look good for me and i dont look at the back lol
    08-19-2012 10:29 PM
  25. funkylogik's Avatar
    ...ps if u emailed them theyd prob send u the whole pack so you'd have a spare front one how long would u estimate it will stay on and still look good for?
    08-19-2012 10:35 PM
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