10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 18, 2011 2:31 PM by dj.dragon7k
NeutronNed Level 1 (0 points)
Just a word of caution: there seems to be some type of chemical staining from the Apple iPad case to the Zagg InvisibleShield. I applied the Zagg InvisibleShield on the back of my iPad to protect against scratches but had been using the Apple iPad case as general protection. After about a week, I noticed that wherever the Apple iPad case was pressing tight against the Zagg clear plastic, there was a purple-ish stain developing. It was like the black dye from the case was leeching into the clear plastic. It was predominately around the edges and in the rectangle area on the back of the case that helps create the prop for setting upright.

I've since replaced the Zagg InvisibleShield and have stopped using the Apple iPad case. I have a Sena leather folio on order and hopefully the chemicals that they use won't also stain the Zagg plastic.

iPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3, Zagg InvisibleShield front and back
  • Jimmy Soo Level 1 (0 points)
    OMG, should have read this post before I'm using my iPad + shield with apple case. Now I'm suffered the exactly same problem with you. Thanks god for invisible shield protection service and I'll getting my replacement soon. Either apple or zagg should warn their customer about this issue. I wonder if without the shield will this case still stain my iPad? Lol
  • Jo Dilbeck Level 1 (40 points)
    Now that *****! Just looked at mine after seeing this and it's happening to mine too! Is Zagg replacing them if they get stained like this? Guess I'll go back to my m-edge cover, it's much prettier anyway.
  • red555 Level 4 (2,550 points)
    Jimmy Soo wrote:
    I wonder if without the shield will this case still stain my iPad?


    There was a thread about that here a few days ago. All that responded stated no staining was evident on the ipad from the apple ipad case.
  • Dokutoru Level 1 (0 points)
    I just took my iPad and noticed the same problem.

    Guess I'm not alone either
  • Vintage Mac Level 1 (0 points)
    I have had the Zagg invisibleshield on the back only of my iPad since new (in the UK). I have had it in the Apple iPad case for a week and just looked and the staining is there. More like blue than purple to my eyes. It is worse at the cut outs for the buttons, where reinforcing strips are found, as well as the rounded edge rectangular patch inside that is part of the prop, as described by NeutronNed. So the more pressure, then the more staining.
    I plan to keep using the Apple case (I like it), and will keep the Zagg cover on on the back for now. But, I was planning to put the Zagg invisibleshield on the front to replace the glossy/smudgy Belkin film that I put on when new. I think the Zagg front cover will stain round the edges.
    PS Sellotape/Scotch tape is great for dabbing the dust off the sticky side of screen protectors that causes bubbles (not Zagg, which is applied wet). Just peel the screen protector back to where the dust is, then dab the dust with the tape to remove it.
  • louiebasilio Level 1 (0 points)
    I am suffering the same fate. It *****. i love using both my invisible shield and the iPad case. it feels like my Ipad is ultra protected. in any case, i would like to ask if i can still get this blue stain out of the invisible shield...
  • crh24 Level 3 (920 points)
    louiebasilio wrote:
    I am suffering the same fate. It *****. i love using both my invisible shield and the iPad case. it feels like my Ipad is ultra protected. in any case, i would like to ask if i can still get this blue stain out of the invisible shield...

    I gave up on the Zagg and went with the PowerSupport Anti-Glare. No staining and it works much better for me than the Zagg did. YMMV.
  • cpweinger@comcast.net Level 1 (0 points)
    My Apple case put black stains on my skin! Who knows where else this black dy will show up.
  • MacKyver Level 1 (5 points)
    Same thing is happening to my Zagg's invisible shield for iPad, basically blue stain all over the pressured areas, rendering the Invisble Shield unusable on the Apple case.

    If only someone could test the chemical that is coming off for its toxicity.
  • dj.dragon7k Level 1 (0 points)
    I discovered the blue stains when taking the iPad out of the apple case to blow out some excess crumbs and such from somebody eating over it, I notice the staining doesn't compromise the integrity of of the shield and it does go through the device itself.