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Application Instructions and Tips

RC Screen Protectors

Hello… Bill and Chuck here. Thank you for purchasing from RC Screen Protectors. We’re certain you’ll be happy with your choice.


This page of our site includes application instructions and tips. Your Screen Protectors come with instructions but because of the size of the packaging, it’s not possible to include very much detail.  That’s what this page is for.

Here’s the short version:


· Clean your transmitter screen.

· Peel the backing off your new Screen Protector.

· Position the Screen Protector and let it apply itself.

· Job done!


That’s it. Peel and stick. Below are some tips that may help.

1. Wash your hands.  The idea here is that it’s not really the touching of the back of the film that can leave a finger print. The problem comes from the oils, dirt and dust that might be left on the film from the touching. These oils on the back of the film will prevent the adhesive from wetting out properly and leave a finger print. Simply cleaning your hands thoroughly before starting will eliminate 99% of the problems.

2.  Before removing the backing, lay the Screen Protector on the transmitter to test the fit.  Notice there is a gap around the edges. This is intentional and it’s to make the Screen Protector easier to apply.  Without this clearance, the Protectors become very difficult to apply without one or more edges  hanging off the side or interfering with a button.  Placing the Screen Protector on the TX LCD first will give you some idea of this clearance.

3. Clean your transmitter screen.  Dust particles will prevent  the film from laying down correctly and leave what appears to be a bubble that will not go away with time.  We use and recommend eye glasses cleaner and a micro-fiber towel.  Eye glass cleaner is generally very mild and safe for use on our plastic LCD filters and micro-fiber towels are nearly magic at picking up dust and polishing plastic.  Also a bit of compressed air, either from an air compressor or can, is handy for blowing away that last bit of dust before applying the film.

4. Peel the backing part-way off the Screen Protector.  Yes there is a backing (or liner) on the film!  The film and liner together are extremely clear. We have had customers swear their Protectors came without a backing, or try and apply the Screen Protector without removing the backing, or try and apply the backing instead of the Screen Protector.


If your Screen Protectors arrived with a slight cup or arch, the liner is the inside of the cup.  Further, the film side is the slightly sticky, slightly thicker side. This is where the washing your hands part is handy (pun intended) - Just lightly touch the back of the film. It will be obvious which is slightly sticky.  Some Screen Protectors are not symmetrical, or “handed”, and in this case there is only one way the film/liner could go.


You can usually gently tease a corner of the film and roll the backing off.  Sometimes it’s harder.  If you are having trouble getting the film started, try using a few pieces of tape applied to opposite sides of the Protector. See picture.  In this case I’ve painted the Protector black so it would show up better.

5. Position the Screen Protector and let it apply itself. With the backing half removed and starting at a corner, place the Screen Protector on the LCD.  This is where the test fitting in step two is helpful. The film will begin to “wet out” and apply itself.  Starting at the corner, let the film “melt” across the screen.  If an air bubble begins to form, touch the bubble and let the film continue to wet out.  Some modelers have told us that the tape you might have used to help start removing the liner in step 4, is now helpful as a “handle” for positioning the film.

A few other pointers…


· After applying your Screen Protectors, wait a day or two. Air bubbles will migrate out and the film will continue to wet out. Your Protectors will not look their best for a day.

· If you do happen to get a spot of dust under the film it won’t go away with time... but there is a solution.  Using a piece of tape to lift the film to where the dust is, touch the piece of dust with the sticky part of a piece of tape. The dust will leave the Protector and stick to the tape.



Finally and most importantly, if you’ve used both of your included Screen Protectors and still don’t have one on your transmitter you are happy with, drop us an e-mail.  We really are modelers ourselves and will do what it takes to make you happy with your purchase.