My First Scratch (Sport)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TypeMRT, May 15, 2015.

  1. TypeMRT macrumors 6502

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    I wish I had a cool or exciting story but I'm pretty sure I got this scratch by accidentally swinging my arm into the granite countertop in my kitchen. The Apple Store says it's cosmetic damage so I'd have to pay and the repair would be done off-site.
    Not sure if the sapphire screen would have done any better. I'd already planned to get a rugged case for camping and outdoor activity so it's not like I would have been using the case in the house.
    Oh well, it's not new anymore :(
     

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  2. techno-Zen macrumors 6502

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    Rub a small amount of toothpaste on it in circles for a couple of mins, let dry then buff out the dried tooth paste with a t-shirt. Rinse and you shouldn't be able to even see that.
     
  3. jds4300 macrumors member

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    $350 down the drain:)
     
  4. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    As above, just looks like the coating.

    Either toothpaste (plain white), of some plastic watch scratch repairer (about $3 off Amazon) will do the trick.

    You'll lose the oleophobic coating around that area, but it's better than a scratch.
     
  5. bgdrew macrumors member

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    Or you could pick up a screen protector and it'll most likely cover up the scratch.
     
  6. jds4300 macrumors member

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    Same thing happened to my neighbors. She fixed hers perfectly this way.
    1. Buy 1500 grit sandpaper. It's extra fine.
    2. Soak sandpaper 5 minutes.
    3. Rapidly buff the watch for 3-5 minutes. Repeat procedure once.
    Towel dry. The watch will be like new.
     
  7. 01silver4 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes the sapphire screen would have done better.
     
  8. PegasusTenma macrumors regular

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    That genuinely sounds like the scariest idea for a screen.
     
  9. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    It would have.
     
  10. mavis macrumors 68040

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    I would STRONGLY recommend against this!1500 grit is NOT that fine (I have 4000 and 8000 at home, which I use on aluminum - not even glass). The glass WILL be messed up if you do this.
     
  11. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    I think the technique you're thinking of applies to the stainless steel case.
     
  12. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    When I got my first scratch on my Pebble watch I put a screen protector on it to see what effect it would have on the scratch. You could hardly see it, even I, who knew where it was, had to sometimes look very close to find it.

    It's something you might want to try even before the toothpaste.
     
  13. jds4300, May 15, 2015
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    jds4300 macrumors member

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    My neighbor did this very successfully on her Apple Watch Sport. I checked again with her. She used 1500 grit sand paper soaked in water for 5 minutes. It removed the scratches from her screen and aluminum case. Her watch looks great. She repeated the procedure not one, but twice. Buffed 3-5 minutes each time. Towel dry, then VOILA! Her Apple Watch Sport was back in mint condition! LOOKS GREAT!
     

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