$11 Tempered Glass w/ Loca Glue for Galaxy Phones! – Does it WORK?

For those of you who want to get tempered glass for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone such as the Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus, S10, S10 Plus, or any other Galaxy smartphone with curved edges, you will want to get one with loca glue.  Now, WhiteStone Dome Glass sells kits along with tempered glass, loca glue, and alignment tool that goes for $49 on Amazon.  That’s a ridiculous price to pay for tempered glass and loca glue as you can find it on eBay for just $11 or less.  Basically WhiteStone is ripping you off selling exact same glass, loca glue, plus some plastic alignment tool for $40 more.   They even pretend that they invented/patented LOCA glue, which is actually been widely used by smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and LG for many years before WhiteStone was even around!   With deceptive marketing tactics, a LOT of people have been fooled into overpaying for something you can do for fractions.

You absolutely do not need these alignment tools, LOCA glue is designed to only cure under U.V. light, meaning you can easily align the tempered glass after putting it on your phone’s screen.  In this tutorial, I show you how to do exactly that, how to save $40 over WhiteStone by using a generic, cheap tempered glass with loca glue kit I got on eBay.

You can get any cheap tempered glass w/ loca glue on eBay, check out this seller here that has cheap kits for all Galaxy phones.

Works for all the following Galaxy phones:

  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10 Plus
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Galaxy S9
  • Galaxy S9 Plus
  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Galaxy S7 Edge

Here’s transcript of the video tutorial:

Okay, let’s go ahead and unbox my $11 tempered glass loca glue kit I bought on eBay.

Inside you will find a bunch of screen cleaners, loca glue, tempered glass a mini-USB UV light, I don’t actually recommend using this.
Instead, you can simply use sunlight for curing or if you have one of these nail curing UV lights, it will work much better.

First, clean the screen of your phone really really well. I am using a Zeiss lens cleaner but you can use the included alcohol wipes.

Once that’s done, use the dust adsorber that came with the kit to pick up any pieces of dust on your screen. This is actually just a sticker, you can also use any type of tape.

Next, go ahead and unscrew the bottom of local glue, then slowly unscrew the top.

Very important, make sure the loca glue drops straight down to middle of your phone’s screen.

Make sure there are absolutely no bubbles. You want a giant big blob. If you see any bubbles, wait a few minutes to see if it goes away. If it doesn’t, try using a small piece of paper to shake out the bubbles.

Make sure the big blob is in the center of the screen. You can go ahead and move the phone to align the blob.

Next, take the adhesive layer off the tempered glass. Then hold it with both hands, and slowly/gently lower the glass onto the screen. It is important here that you don’t get any bubbles.

Oops, I had too much coffee today and my hands were a bit shaky. If you see bubbles, stop and try to get rid of the bubbles. I had to clean off my tempered glass with hot water and also wipe it completely clean before trying again.

Second time was a success! No bubbles. Once the blob has attached to the tempered glass without bubbles, you can let go.
Let gravity do the work, this should take another few minutes for the loca glue to spread.

And almost done here, you can see the loca glue speading. Finally, the loca glue has covered the whole phone.

I forgot to do this in this video but at this point you can actually slide the tempered to glass to align perfectly with your phone screen.

Next, wipe off any excess from the sides.

Finally, you can put it out in the sunlight for about 5 minutes. Or use a UV light. The cheaper UV light will probably take forever, again I don’t recommend it because they don’t cure fully and you will have leaking fluids.

Although the loca glue cures in about a minute, stay on the safe side and leave it in the sunlight or UV light for 5 minutes.

Once done, wipe off and test.

My fingerprint sensor isn’t working. I re-registered my fingerprint and after that, it works.

I do have to press down ever so slightly harder but that’s not too bad considering my phone’s screen is now fully protected. My touchscreen really well, typing on it also works flawless. Viewing angles are excellent, it’s as if there was no tempered glass on it.

I only really recommend this for using your phone naked or with a thin case. Most thick cases like Armadillotek protect your phone screen well and it may actually crack with thicker cases.

But that’s how I saved $40 over Whitestone Dome Glass.

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