dose toothpaste really work for scratches?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Paulshaqz, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Paulshaqz macrumors 6502a

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    i have a hairline scratch on my new iPhone 4s home button i know there is nothing really i can do but i was curious if that would help? and if so like regular white coal gate toothpaste?
     
  2. Bigtree macrumors 6502

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    I don't think so. You might try diamond rouge on a buffing wheel.
     
  3. walie macrumors 6502a

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  4. frostbit3 macrumors member

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    I used to use tooth paste on items that I would sand down, I would go from 200 grit, 700 grit, to 2000 I believe, then finally finishing it with tooth paste. I would always use the cheap 99 cent tube that wasn't anything fancy, and had 0 issues. Keep in mind though that's it's kind of a PITA and takes a little bit, you won't probably see results for at least 5-10 minutes because of how fine the tooth paste is.
     
  5. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    No.. but at least your iPhone won't get cavities. :D
     
  6. Jimbo.k macrumors newbie

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    Brasso Duraglit gets scratches out of plastic, only thing it you will end up getting a chalky residue between the home button and screen.
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  7. wpotere Guest

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    Here is the deal... If you can run your fingernail across it and it gets caught in the scratch, it is too deep for toothpaste or any polish to work. I have used toothpaste in the past to remove some scratches and have also used a more professional solution to do it as well. It will work but my guess is that it is to deep for it to be effective.
     
  8. mikereal macrumors member

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    this
     
  9. dulaney22 macrumors regular

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  10. VydorScope macrumors regular

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    I have used it successfully on watches, but never tried it on a phone.
     
  11. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    Agreed.
     
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    I really think it's not worth the risk, to be honest. The chances are that you'll make the situation a lot worse. Using an abrasive to remove scratches from a highly-polished surface doesn't make much sense. Fair enough on a matte/rough surface, but not glass or plastic!
     
  15. wpotere Guest

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    As I said, it isn't easy. I polish car headlight lenses and can tell you that you can restore "highly polished" to new if you know what you are doing. That being said, you can also ruin it quickly as well. Also, it is important to mention that this surface is also not just plain glass and any polishing on it could permanently damage it.
     
  16. SomeonePlzHelp macrumors regular

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    Yeah you can get it out, just use the following;
    A little steel wool,
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    with some colgate,
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    ;)
     
  17. ijohnbro macrumors regular

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    steel wool on a glass surface with coating on it? Why not just use a sandblaster and finish it off with some furniture polish
     
  18. ineedanewwallet macrumors newbie

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    Is this for real? You're being this anal over a little scratch on your home button that you're actually considering rubbing friggin' toothpaste on it? Dude, get over it.
     
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