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Adhesive - How To

Adhesive Tape for Phone and Mobile Repair

Special double-sided adhesive is needed for some screen replacements to adher the new screen to the frame and to hold a home button. 2mm double-sided adhesive is easiest to use and specially designed to fit the mobile device / phone edges. It is very thin and fits perfectly around the edge of the replacement glass screen. Tesa brand and red tape lead in holding strength.

Adhesive is necessary if replacing the front glass or touch digitizer only. It is optional for LCD screen assemblies. Adhesive is not required, if the frame is being replaced such as with an iPhone LCD screen.

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Using Adhesive strips

If you are using the 2mm adhesive, just pull off a each strip with tweezers and cut if need and apply until all edges covered. Also apply strips to the middle of solid parts of screen at top and bottom. This tape will hold the new glass screen in place.

Here is a link to a YouTube video showing how to use double-sided adhesive strips on phone screen:

Pre-Cut Frame Adhesive for iPhone and more

Pre-cut frame adhesive is another option for some of the most popular phones. it is cut to the shape of the phone. It also adhers the screen to the frame when you close it up. Makes it more tight and waterproof. Here is a link to a YouTube video for how to use the full size frame adhesive on iPhone 6s or higher:

UV Glue

Note: Replacement screens can be secured using adhesive tape strips or UV glue. While the UV glue provides a stronger, longer lasting bond, the adhesive strips are a much safer solution. Use of UV glue requires a curing lamp and can result in damage to a device if too much is used and it seeps into other parts of the phone. We don't recommend glue for first time DIYers. UV glue and a curing lamp can be purchased separately if desired.

Replacement tablet glass touch digitizers such as for iPad may have adhesive pre-installed to make it easier or it is a separate item. Our complete repair kits will include the adhesive or it can be purchased separately.