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Lightrod

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Any one use the Amazon 9H screen protector? Looks like its the same part that others are selling for 3x higher:

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Just ordered. Any one use a humidifier in their car during install. I've had terrible experiences trying to do cell phone protectors in the past. Will watch a few videos.
Yes, I order and installed one from them. It is working well. After installing I thought the corners on one side could have been a little closer to the edge but have not noticed it since I installed it.

I did not use a humidifier. I turned off the air because I did want dust floating around. I put the screen in wipe mode, cleaned with the supplied wipes, positioned the screen saver, taped the top edge with a few pieces of painters tape, lifted it up to remove the rear film, used the dust stickers and carelfully check for in specks of dust, and layed protector back down slowly pressing it against the screen moving out from the top center out, then remove the tape pulling up to the top edge. I have used this method on several tablets in the past and it worked out well.
 

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@Lightrod thanks you’ve given me some confidence. I see the same edge comments from others that paid ~$50 from other vendors so I’m confident it’s the same MFG.
 

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I have had an AO matte film screen protector on my car for almost a year and have been pretty pleased with it( a few air bubbles I can't get rid of). Now it's time to accessorize my wife's new M3. She has decided that she wants clear, not matte. I'm leaning toward AO tempered glass for her, but I'm not sure of the pros and cons. What does glass provide that the film does not? The price difference is too small to be a factor, but what justifies the small additional expense? Anyone with experience with both want to weigh in? Thanks.
 

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I have had an AO matte film screen protector on my car for almost a year and have been pretty pleased with it( a few air bubbles I can't get rid of). Now it's time to accessorize my wife's new M3. She has decided that she wants clear, not matte. I'm leaning toward AO tempered glass for her, but I'm not sure of the pros and cons. What does glass provide that the film does not? The price difference is too small to be a factor, but what justifies the small additional expense? Anyone with experience with both want to weigh in? Thanks.
I've used both film and glass (matte). I currently have a glass one (the film one was accidentally remove by the service center, thinking it was the factory installed one).
I prefer the glass for the following reasons:
  • Easier install
  • No bubbles
 

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I have the AO 9H Glass protector on my screen. I prefer the glass because of the much less likelihood of bubbles underneath, but I also don't like how the matte film doesn't make the screen as sharp. Yeah, the glass might have reflections issues, but to me, the reflections very rarely bother me.

--Cintoman
 

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My AbstractOcean matte screen protector received a tiny nick along the bottom edge. Over the next few weeks, it started to crack and has reached the right edge. Absolutely nothing wrong - and I can't see the crack from the driver's seat angle. But... I believe I'm going to go ahead and replace it with the same item from AO. Any thoughts?

Update: I just placed my replacement order with AO. Support replied back to me very quickly. No warranty, but they did offer a nice coupon code since I'm a repeat customer.
 
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I put the Abstract Ocean clear 9H screen on mine. Their corners are an almost perfect match, and their install instructions make for an expert install with no bubbles. It's just a high quality product. I've seen other 3's with matt protectors and none of them impressed me.
 

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AO now offers a gen 3 screen protector... comes with a sacrificial frame to ease installs and alignment.

 
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Mr. Spacely

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1) Protect your screen from expensive damage

2) Glare reduction

3) Fingerprint reduction
1. Not sure how a thin layer of plastic will help if you (somehow) bang into the screen with a hammer or something
2. I have no problems with glare
3. I use the Tesla supplied cloth about once a month to remove fingerprints
 

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I don't see a need for a screen protector...
I don't normally either, for my phones especially. But since the M3 screen is an expensive item to replace, a $15 item doesn't hurt. And as I've found out - a tiny nick on the edge can turn into a crack across to the other side. Fortunately this was on the protector and not the real screen.
 

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I don't normally either, for my phones especially. But since the M3 screen is an expensive item to replace, a $15 item doesn't hurt. And as I've found out - a tiny nick on the edge can turn into a crack across to the other side. Fortunately this was on the protector and not the real screen.
Virtually everyone who has had to buy a new screen, be it on their cell phone or their Model3, now uses a screen protector.
 

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1. Not sure how a thin layer of plastic will help if you (somehow) bang into the screen with a hammer or something
2. I have no problems with glare
3. I use the Tesla supplied cloth about once a month to remove fingerprints
1) is this not a glass protector? Similar tempered glass to the outer screen...
 

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The AO referenced in the video above is tempered glass, but plastic film protectors are also available.
 

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I used to have a matte screen protector on every device I owned. Recently I quit buying them and my M3 was no different.

Yesterday, while watching Netflix and YouTube in my M3, the glare (when not in my garage) was terrible. I'm now considering a matte screen protector.