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Mr. Sticky the Best Way to Remove Dust Beneath the Glass?

Howdy iFixit!

I've done lots of Apple display glass replacements in the past whether they're iPads, MacBook Pros, or iMacs, but the one thing that's a pain every time is the dust that you have to battle when putting the glass back.

I've been looking into using a silicone roller like Rebecca K. uses in this video.

I've just done a bunch of research on this this morning, and it looks to me that the infomercial-esque Mr. Sticky is more or less the exact same thing.

I'm just curious what everyone else out there uses? I've been using compressed air until I'm satisfied with the result, but I can literally be at it for hours before I'm finally happy and able to place the glass back down.

So what would you recommend? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! :D

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I used to have a similar issue, but then I started to use these screen covers. Basically, what I do before I put the glass on is wipe the screen, making sure that no oil or grime is on it, then I stick a plastic protector sheet, similar to those that come covering the iMac to protect it during shipping, on the screen (the sheet must also be free of oils and grime, but not always dust). Because the sheet is sticky on one side, you can do this with the inside of the glass panel too. Then, right before I put then together, I pull the covers off and all the dust comes off with it. Normally, I can do this with a cover anywhere from 5-10 times before the sheet has too much debris on it to effectively get the dust off. I am normally able to get these covers off of eBay and some other sellers, and some local computer stores may have them for wrapping things to ship. (I am talking about the same thing that you pull off the the glass when you take the iMac out of the box.) You can try that DIY solution and see how effective it is for you, and if it doesn't work, then I would invest in a silicon roller, because they are great for getting all the dirt off of the screen for installation. I had one, and used it quite often till it broke, then I decided to try some home solutions, which led me to using the covers.

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Thank you so much for this advice! That is a very interesting way to go about doing it. I will keep it in mind! Do you happen to have a link to an eBay listing for those or something? Where do you get them?


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