How to remove scratch spot from iPad screen?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dreamerdonkey, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. dreamerdonkey macrumors member

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    First of all thanks who ever spend time to reading this post. I really need some help right now. I have an iPad II and my nephew (she is only 1 year old and she love to play with my iPad) put a really long scratch on it and I really don't have any clue how she did that. But now I really want to get rid of the scratch. Can any one give me any idea. Any suggestion is welcome.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Don't think u can remove scratches off the glass
     
  3. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    you cant get rid of the scratch, but may be able to cover it / fill it in with one of those wet applied screen protectors like Ghost Armor, Zagg or Armorsuit.
     
  4. dreamerdonkey thread starter macrumors member

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    Those are preventive formula. The damage is already being done. But thank you any way. By the way some of my friend told me to use industrial glass polishing chemicals to get rid of the scratch. I am afraid to use that kind of material because it should help me to get rid of the scratch but I don't know what if it totally damage my device. Is here any one who use this kind of chemical to wash iPad screen. If any please let me know. :confused:
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The screen protectors are preventative but the wet-application ones can hide existing scratches as well.

    I would worry about attempting to polish the screen with chemicals because you may damage the existing chemical coating on the glass.
     
  6. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    exactly why i offered this solution. they can fill in and cover scretches due to their wet application. and i would HEAVILY advise against using any kind of glass repair or polish on an iphone/ipod/ipad screen.
     
  7. dreamerdonkey thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you guys for quick reply. Now which cover is good and you prefer. I really don't have any idea about those cover. Let me know.
     
  8. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    You can replace the glass, but it's not that easy to do.
     
  9. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Don't let a 1-year-old baby play with your expensive iPad!
     
  10. stretch350 macrumors newbie

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    Yes, you can repair and remove scratches from the iPad 2 (gorilla glass) as long as they are not too deep. Although, with any surface, deep scratches (able to feel with a fingernail) are unlikely to be repairable.

    Light scratches can be removed using the correct compound for the given surface (acrylic, glass, gorilla glass) and using a buffing method to buff out the scratch(es). Be careful to not use the wrong buffing compound because it could very likely damage the surface since the different materials have a different hardness. Pertaining to gorilla glass, below is the only buffing compound I have found so far but I believe there will be more showing up in the near future as the majority of mobile devices implement the newer touch screen material.

    TDI-LLC Technology - Gorilla Glass Compound

    Hope this helps!
     

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