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Old 08-04-2013, 20:26
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A few months ago I got a 2nd hand TV for my new flat. It's a CRT (a fat TV) from Panasonic and there is a small scratch in the middle, it isn't totally noticeable but it can be quite annoying. If I put my finger over it I can't feel anything so it isn't a very deep or wide scratch. Is there anything I can do about it?
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Old 08-04-2013, 20:59
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Yep. Take it to the tip and get a replacement from Freecycle.

Quite honestly, any serious attempt to polish it out will end up with a frosted-looking patch where the glass has been polished. If you don't see it at a normal viewing distance then leave well alone. You'll only make it worse not better.
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Old 08-04-2013, 21:14
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Oddly enough this one came from Freecycle.

Like you say it's only barely noticeable it would be good to have it gone but if no other option is available then I can only begin to put up with it.
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Old 08-04-2013, 21:25
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Oddly enough this one came from Freecycle.

Like you say it's only barely noticeable it would be good to have it gone but if no other option is available then I can only begin to put up with it.
Try a litle'T-cut'. If it doesn't help it wont do any harm.
O/h has just suggested a little Brasso.
Good luck.
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Old 08-04-2013, 21:34
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If you are intent on keeping the set then you could try some glass polish, the stuff you get for car windscreens, follow the instructions carefully and you will get rid of the scratch without leaving blemish.

Tools you'll need are a drill with speed control, if you attempt it make sure you use a slow speed and keep the polisher wet and do not get the glass to hot.

I removed a scratch from a plasma using this method and it worked perfectly.
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Old 08-04-2013, 21:35
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T - cut on the surface of a crt is a waste of time -- you would have to be rubbing for years and years to make any impression -- CRT glass is very tough .

Tube re builders in years gone by had a polishing system using harsh abrasive could do it in a 30 mins or so but it was dangerous and left the face of the tube with a flat spot that also could be seen .

Sorry but if it bothers you ? land fill beckons LOL
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:17
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Thank you for the replies everyone.

I've heard about Jeweler's Rouge, any idea if that would do the trick?
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Old 10-04-2013, 20:38
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Read this about polishing out scratches in glass. It does say that if the scratch is deep enough that you can feel it with your thumbnail then it is beyond DIY skill.

When my boy was a toddler he scratched the screen of our old CRT. Even though the TV was originally a 1400 Pixel Plus set I still wouldn't have been persuaded to spend the money and a whole load of time trying to fix it. Not for what was 50-worth of TV in the second-hand market. We chose to live with it as it really wasn't noticeable during viewing at anything more than 2ft.
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