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  1. sfla99's Avatar
    For those looking for a real tempered glass with full adhesive, incredible clarity , that buttery smooth glass feel you are used to and a killer oleophobic coating look no further, this is the one.

    We finally have a glass for a Samsung phone that feels like what I am used to from Zagg on my iPhones or flat screen devices.

    Let me also say I have ZERO touch issues as well and the fit is great on my S8!

    Installation was a breeze and it looks amazing, only currrnt issue I have is my Incipio NGP Advanced does not fit since it's a very small and tight case, it's just a tad too tight on the power button side.

    I am using a Spigen thin fit in the meantime, but holy hell this thing is great.

    If you want a real glass screen protector that has full screen adhesive, this is the best you will find right now and to be honest it's so good I expect all manufacturers to be copying this method as we go forward since it's the best to date.

    Cheers!
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    05-13-2017 09:15 PM
  2. dejanh's Avatar
    Can you post some high-res pictures? I'm especially interested in seeing how it fits around the edges. Also, did you have any challenge with bubbling underneath? Is the protector removable without damage to the device?
    05-13-2017 09:50 PM
  3. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    This is one of the one's that my company tested that got the highest results, along with the Tech Armor 3D.
    05-13-2017 09:58 PM
  4. sfla99's Avatar
    Don't have any images yet, no bubbles either it's super easy to install so it comes out perfect.
    05-13-2017 10:25 PM
  5. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Don't have any images yet, no bubbles either it's super easy to install so it comes out perfect.
    Can it be removed without damaging the phone?
    05-13-2017 10:31 PM
  6. dejanh's Avatar
    Can it be removed without damaging the phone?
    That's my biggest concern. Glue that is UV hardened may get very hard over time. Either it will become an issue to remove or it will come off on its own.

    I'm afraid that it will be a while before somebody properly tests this. Not to mention this this is a one-shot deal. No removal and reinstall is possible.
    05-13-2017 10:57 PM
  7. jeffmd's Avatar
    The glue does not become a solid, it becomes a jelly. The uv method is used because it is hard for the solution to dry on its own through evaporation with glass. I imagine down the road a solution mixed with a catalyst will be used.

    I'm going to wait to see some of my favorite brands release their own at better prices.
    05-13-2017 11:08 PM
  8. BeyondtheTech's Avatar
    Installed the Whitestone dome glass - it's amazing..-img_1351.jpg

    Here's my Whitestone Dome glass installed on my S8+ in a Tech21 case.
    05-13-2017 11:24 PM
  9. sfla99's Avatar
    I have only seen one review where they remove it, seems normal in it's removal but for $45, I am not going to test it till the time is needed.

    The feel of this glass just is great though, I tried Zagg's at first and it was terrible, felt like plastic , looked cloudy, was earliest and showed the glue ring around the glass and had numerous dead spots where I lost touch.

    This however is everything the Zagg is not

    Still amazing , if you can find it, this is a go.
    blaine07 likes this.
    05-13-2017 11:25 PM
  10. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I viewed the installation videos and it looks good although like others I did wonder about the Uv bit.

    One I'll be watching for further reviews from owners.

    I'm using the Official Samsung film screen protector which works fine with my RhinoShield Bumper.
    05-14-2017 01:32 AM
  11. the_munc_e's Avatar
    I was doing some reading on a YouTube review and someone said it looks like LOCA glue. You can get it for like 15 bucks with a UV light and use it with any screen protector for the same effect.

    Does it work well with OtterBox defender?

    I'm thinking either the Whitestone or bodyguardz. Might even try something else and use the LOCA glue.
    05-14-2017 02:46 AM
  12. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Can you post some high-res pictures? I'm especially interested in seeing how it fits around the edges. Also, did you have any challenge with bubbling underneath? Is the protector removable without damage to the device?
    Yes, some high-rez pictures would be nice.

    I'm just a little scared of the "Sticky & Stinky" glue.
    blaine07 likes this.
    05-14-2017 09:59 AM
  13. jeffmd's Avatar
    Soooooooo, I discovered that this LOCA glue is no stranger to the mobile market in any way. It has been used in repairing and rebonding LCD panels to Glass for many years now, and is one of the more exclusive choices thanks due to its clear optical properties and no color changing over time.

    It does seem however after the glue has been properly cured, it becomes a hard jelly. Now in the case we saw on youtube it came off clean but this may either have been due to a poor cure job (he did keep pulling the light off before it turned off) or that the gorilla glasses oleophobic coating simply offered up less resistance than the tempered glass, but under normal use it has been known to need cleanup, either using a plastic scraper, heated blade edge, or a degreaser like goo-b-gone.

    Plenty of info here; LOCA Glue is The Best Adhesive You Have Never Heard Of
    05-14-2017 11:15 AM
  14. CDH's Avatar
    Have one on order, should be here Tuesday, looking forward to getting it on screen, will share thoughts after.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-14-2017 11:33 AM
  15. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Soooooooo, I discovered that this LOCA glue is no stranger to the mobile market in any way. It has been used in repairing and rebonding LCD panels to Glass for many years now, and is one of the more exclusive choices thanks due to its clear optical properties and no color changing over time.

    It does seem however after the glue has been properly cured, it becomes a hard jelly. Now in the case we saw on youtube it came off clean but this may either have been due to a poor cure job (he did keep pulling the light off before it turned off) or that the gorilla glasses oleophobic coating simply offered up less resistance than the tempered glass, but under normal use it has been known to need cleanup, either using a plastic scraper, heated blade edge, or a degreaser like goo-b-gone.

    Plenty of info here; LOCA Glue is The Best Adhesive You Have Never Heard Of
    Sure don't want to use a hot soldering iron to get the glue off my display after it has cured.
    05-14-2017 12:14 PM
  16. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    The process for this is entirely too much as is the cost. I'll pass. Thank you for the info though.
    Mr_Spencer likes this.
    05-14-2017 12:22 PM
  17. jeffmd's Avatar
    Sure don't want to use a hot soldering iron to get the glue off my display after it has cured.
    haha, yea the whole sharp edge process was like.. "nah... i'll squirt some goo-b-gone and be done with it". Seriously though I shouldn't expect any steel edge to be able to mark up the glass at all.. so it probably just sounds worse then it actually is.
    felloffthetruck likes this.
    05-14-2017 12:51 PM
  18. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Seriously though I shouldn't expect any steel edge to be able to mark up the glass at all.
    Seriously? Have you ever seen a glass cutter?
    felloffthetruck likes this.
    05-14-2017 01:29 PM
  19. jeffmd's Avatar
    Seriously? Have you ever seen a glass cutter?
    Aren't glass cutter tipped with a hard stone? Not exactly a razor blade which you can use on glass safely, let alone gorilla glass.
    05-14-2017 03:38 PM
  20. PJRed2008's Avatar
    Not that I've used, a small metal wheel. Agree that a razor blade would be okay is used lightly, but your original statement was a little overly encompassing I'm also not so sure about the hardness of the gorilla glass, I get the impression it's more tough than hard.
    05-14-2017 03:46 PM
  21. Mr_Spencer's Avatar
    The process for this is entirely too much as is the cost. I'll pass. Thank you for the info though.
    My sentiments exactly.
    Even reading you guys talking about it seems like it's still too much of a guessing game. Is having a glass protector worth it when you have to go through that much trouble? Especially when there are alternatives that are easier and cheaper.
    05-14-2017 08:32 PM
  22. the_munc_e's Avatar
    My sentiments exactly.
    Even reading you guys talking about it seems like it's still too much of a guessing game. Is having a glass protector worth it when you have to go through that much trouble? Especially when there are alternatives that are easier and cheaper.
    Might be easier and cheaper, doesn't mean they are better. This protectors downfall is it isn't very case friendly.

    From what I've read it's a lot easier than it seems and almost fool proof.
    Mr_Spencer likes this.
    05-14-2017 10:06 PM
  23. y2jdmbfan's Avatar
    I removed mine after a week, and had no issues. The adhesive stayed attached to the protector and from what I can tell, the oleophobic coating is still intact on the S8. I compared next to an S8+ that had no screen protector ever applied.
    05-15-2017 10:57 AM
  24. sfla99's Avatar
    Why did you choose to remove it, so far none is great the clarity is amazing and it it's feels wonderful, I did have to order another case but that's the price of admission I guess . From a feel perspective it is just nice compared to my previous Zagg HD.
    05-15-2017 01:57 PM
  25. y2jdmbfan's Avatar
    Why did you choose to remove it, so far none is great the clarity is amazing and it it's feels wonderful, I did have to order another case but that's the price of admission I guess . From a feel perspective it is just nice compared to my previous Zagg HD.
    I had wiped away too much adhesive from the sides thinking it was lint and the sides started to lift.
    05-22-2017 05:42 PM
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