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Aura101 27-01-2014 10:10

Small scratch on Tablet. How do I fix it?
 
Any suggestions on what I can do?

It happened yesterday and I thought I could just put up with it, but its annoying me now.

Its under an inch and it's just a scratch on the surface not a crack.

On websites with brighter colours it becomes a lot more predominant .

Is there a simple solution?

Nexus 7.

Anika Hanson 27-01-2014 10:20

Put a screen protector on it.

I have some small scratches on my iPad mini. You can only see them in certain lighting but it bugged me. I don't know how they got there. I was very careful with it. I had it in a smart case which protects both the screen and back and I kept that inside a zipped pouch when in my bag for extra protection. Anyway after a few weeks I noticed these very fine scratches on the screen, when viewed at certain angles under certain lights. I quickly put a screen protector on there to prevent it from getting anymore scratches. Now I can't see any of the scratches anymore. It's just a regular screen protector. Not a matte one.

gomezz 27-01-2014 10:58

Toothpaste and kitchen paper towel.

heiker 01-02-2014 17:13

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Originally Posted by gomezz (Post 71062705)
Toothpaste and kitchen paper towel.

Toothpaste on the tip of your little finger with gentle circular motions. Toothpaste works with mobile phone screens also.

gomezz 01-02-2014 18:00

And watches.

Magic Cottage 02-02-2014 14:09

Toothpaste and kitchen towel? Who's pulling who's here? As far as I know and in my experience once glass is scratched, it's scratched isn't it. There are no wonder recipes except new glass surely.

blackcountryboy 02-02-2014 15:36

Happened to me, too. Annoying, as the marketing hype for many of these things is 'scratchproof', they should accept that the need for a screen protector is strong, but surely you cannot tap through a screen protector? Or does the tablet still detect touch?

heiker 02-02-2014 18:45

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Originally Posted by Magic Cottage (Post 71169354)
Toothpaste and kitchen towel? Who's pulling who's here? As far as I know and in my experience once glass is scratched, it's scratched isn't it. There are no wonder recipes except new glass surely.

Who mentioned glass? Surely we are talking plastic?

I also used toothpaste on a Sharp MiniDisk Player and a Sony MP3 Player. Both I got secondhard off eBay. The Sony looks a hell of a lot better and the Sharp looks brand new.

Magic Cottage 02-02-2014 18:48

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Originally Posted by heiker (Post 71173235)
I also used toothpaste on a Sharp MiniDisk Player and a Sony MP3 Player. Both I got secondhard off eBay. The Sony looks a hell of a lot better and the Sharp looks brand new.

Hmm. Sorry I'm sceptical. Can't see what toothpaste does. How does it work?

flagpole 02-02-2014 20:15

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Originally Posted by heiker (Post 71173235)
Who mentioned glass? Surely we are talking plastic?

I also used toothpaste on a Sharp MiniDisk Player and a Sony MP3 Player. Both I got secondhard off eBay. The Sony looks a hell of a lot better and the Sharp looks brand new.

Most modern tablets and phones have glass screens.

flagpole 02-02-2014 20:19

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Originally Posted by blackcountryboy (Post 71170396)
Happened to me, too. Annoying, as the marketing hype for many of these things is 'scratchproof', they should accept that the need for a screen protector is strong, but surely you cannot tap through a screen protector? Or does the tablet still detect touch?

The glass is incredibly tough. But it's not impossible to scratch them.

Watches are a good candidate. The glass is just as hard.

alan1302 02-02-2014 20:31

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Originally Posted by Magic Cottage (Post 71173280)
Hmm. Sorry I'm sceptical. Can't see what toothpaste does. How does it work?

Abrasives in the tootpaste grind down the glass and smooth out the scratch - same as what you do with a scratch on a car.

Magic Cottage 02-02-2014 21:08

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Originally Posted by alan1302 (Post 71175491)
Abrasives in the tootpaste grind down the glass and smooth out the scratch - same as what you do with a scratch on a car.

Surely abrasives cause further scratching?

gomezz 02-02-2014 21:26

Yes. They scratch away the edges of the original scratch so that it is no longer a scratch. How do you think they polish diamonds to be all sparkly? Same principle.

alan1302 02-02-2014 21:35

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Originally Posted by Magic Cottage (Post 71176221)
Surely abrasives cause further scratching?

As gomezz said above - and another example would be sandpaper on wood. The sandpaper is abrasive but makes the wood smooth.

heiker 02-02-2014 21:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by alan1302 (Post 71175491)
Abrasives in the tootpaste grind down the glass and smooth out the scratch - same as what you do with a scratch on a car.

I use "Arm & Hammer Advance White" as it contains Baking Soda which acts as the abrasive.

ericos 05-02-2014 03:15

T-Cut will do it as well, as above at the end of the day polishing is just using abrasives on a surface, it all depends on the size of the abrasive particles in the polish

flagpole 05-02-2014 08:56

tcut is a good choice, especially metallic tcut. because it's so fine.

but nothing will give you perfect results.

diamond paste is best but it's expensive.

The Sack 05-02-2014 12:26

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Originally Posted by blackcountryboy (Post 71170396)
Happened to me, too. Annoying, as the marketing hype for many of these things is 'scratchproof', they should accept that the need for a screen protector is strong, but surely you cannot tap through a screen protector? Or does the tablet still detect touch?

Nothing is sold as scratch proof, always scratch resistant.


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