How to hide the scratch?

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  1. thepingz macrumors newbie

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    I have accidentally scratched the screen of my 3 months mbpr 15". It makes me feel annoyed sometime.

    I know that I couldn't fix it, so I want to hide it instead.

    Does the screen protector can hide the scratched line ?
    The scratch isn't too deep.

    ps. does the screen protector effect the sight ? My model is mbpr 15" late 2013
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    A screen protector may hide the scratch a bit. I was told by some ghost armor salesmen that their product can hide scratches on iPhones and what not. I'm not saying this is a good product for the MBP but rather saying they think screen protectors can hide scratches.
     
  3. MH01 macrumors G4

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  4. joebingo macrumors newbie

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    I've heard about using toothpaste before, you will need to buff it a fair amount to get the shine of the affected area to match unfortunately.

    What does apple say the cost of a fix is?
     
  5. emporiky macrumors regular

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    I was actually wondering the same, as I got a small scratch on the display my 13'' rMBP while cleaning it. I think that it is almost impossible, because the cover of the retina display is pure glass, making it hard to repair.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I wonder if the toothpaste solution is more urban myth - I'm not willing to rub something that is even mildly abrasive on my display for fear of making things much much worse.
     
  7. ya1950 macrumors regular

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    Toothpaste is a mild abrasive and really does work on various surfaces to buff out scratches. But no way would I use it on a glass screen. I'm pretty sure the screen has a coating on it. Some people have accidentally damaged the coating when cleaning their screen. Toothpaste or any other abrasive could rub the coating off.
     
  8. emporiky macrumors regular

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  9. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    Screen protector will do the trick. I have heard a CLEAN soft eraser which you gently rub may work. The white erasers are usually the softest. I can't stress enough it must be the soft kind and clean. The pink ones are usually too hard!
     
  10. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Use jeweler's cloth. I've used it on watch bezels and an HDTV - no more scratch, $3-4 spent. QED.
     
  11. emporiky macrumors regular

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    Has anyone tried the eraser trick? I am afraid that I can make the scratch even worse :confused:
     

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