Scratch removal on glossy screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spring, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. spring macrumors regular

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    I was cleaning my screen (glossy) on my MPB and noticed a few hairline scratches. Are there any ways to remove the scratches on the screen?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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  3. deriko100 macrumors 6502

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    are you serious
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yes.
     
  5. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    do not
    i repeat
    DO NOT

    use toothpaste.

    it is way way way too abrasive.
    trust me.


    thats a great way to ruin a slightly noticeably scratched screen

    talc powder and water is even prob to abrasive.
    if you even try and fix this, do it first on a piece of glass, and look at it from every angle and every kind of light source.
    this is going to be a very finesse job, less is more in this job.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well I used toothpaste and it worked for me. That's why I suggested it. Otherwise, use at your own risk.
     
  7. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular

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    well, if i were to use toothpaste, i'll make sure it's whiting toothpaste to make sure i get the most shine! :D
     
  8. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    no way.
    i would get the most basic of basic of basic toothpaste as its very smooth.

    whitening is abrasive.



    even if you try toothpaste, which i have, use a smack load of water, i mean do not put straight paste on, cut it, a lot.

    i know there is some polish that can fix this but have since forgotten where and who.

    look for car products maybe, but i mean really high quality products.

    no wetsanding, if anyone was ...
    not even like 5,000 grit sandpaper ( really hard to find btw, and expensive, compared to other papers)
     
  9. spring thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I actually used toothpaste, with whitening at that, and it took out all the scratches I had. I just smeared the toothpaste across the scratches (no buffing) and quickly wiped it down with a wet cloth, then just dried it. It looks new now; I will never use a paper towel again to wipe down the screen.
     
  10. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

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    Now you don't have to worry about tartar build up on your screen!
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Sure. Good to know you got it all fixed up.
     
  12. 3runjosh macrumors member

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    turtlewax - scratch & swirl remover + microfibre cloth
     

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