So, best method to remove screen scratches?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tamagotchi, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Tamagotchi macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2013
    What is the method for removing small barely visible scratches from your screen? Those scratches that you can't see with the screen on, but when you head outside with a dark screen you can see them shining in the sunlight.
  2. Itsedstech macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2011
    calling apple and telling them you have problems with your phone so they send you a replacement without scratches.
  3. Tamagotchi thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2013
    I feel that's a somewhat childish approach unfortunately :confused:

    Are there any products that will work?

    Many thanks,
  4. mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    MN, USA
    Unfortunately not. There is a coating that repels fingeroils on the screen (that's likely what you have scratched otherwise a scratch in the glass you could feel with your nail) that would be damaged by anything abrasive.

    I know how it feels but you'll either have to accept it and/or slap a screen protector on and try to forget about it.

    Or lie to Apple like the guy above me suggested.
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    A screen protector is the best solution. It will cover up minor scratches and prevent any further damage. :cool:
  6. Tamagotchi thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2013
    Thanks for the responses.

    I think the best way is to live with it. I know I will eventually drop the phone and crack the screen or something - It always happens, and I always have to end up taking it to Apple. However, I will not lie about it.
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Which could potentially have other issues.
  8. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Good for you. I am in the same boat with those micro scratches on my screen and will live with it rather than lie. Ethics count, in my book.
  9. BullittMustang macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2008
    I saw a product on Amazon, API The World's First Anti Fingerprint Oleophobic Coating Kit Fusso SmartPhone
    API Corporation.
    I have never used it, not sure it would work for you. It might be worth a try.
  10. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    beat me to it...
  11. meistervu macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2008
    Yes, I agree. I had a small scratch on my 5 after a year. At first it bugged me a bit. But then I got over it and eventually I don't see it anymore.

    Another way I look at this is that everything is in the state of constant decay. Nothing lasts forever, my body include. Why am I trying so hard to keep some physical object in perfect condition? I am not going to abuse the nice things I have, but if accident happens due to normal use, that's life.
  12. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    This is why I always use screen protectors. Even micro scratches get to me. Like other's have suggested, slapping a screen protector on there will cover them and get it out of your mind, try a tempered glass protector, those feel close to the actual screen.
  13. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2013
    Does anyone know how to remove scratches that have rainbow effect? I don't mind scratches but the rainbow effect can be noticeable while watching videos and preferable if can be lessened to some extent.
  14. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    What an honest approach.... :rolleyes:
  15. vantt1 macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2014
    Get a tempered glass screen protector (preferably fingerprint resistant + 2.5D/rounded edges). This will not physically remove the barely visible scratches, but it will make them pretty much invisible. Plus, it will restore that smooth fingerprint resistant feeling that may have worn off from being scratched.

  16. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2013
    Unfortunately you're screwed. Those are deep scratches in the glass. Your only option would be to get a new screen or live with it. Sorry bro.
  17. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    the above pics are a good advertisement for tempered glass!

    Try an auto polish like Meguiars #205 or something. That'd be my only thought on the matter.
  18. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2013
    Ahh okay then, I'll just wait until the iPhone 4s replacements are $150 then, I also have the camera partially blocked out from the camera holder coming out of place (not sure how that happened) so it will be a legitimate replacement.
  19. Badrottie, Mar 14, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2015

    Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Yeah I have to live with those scratches on my iPhone 6+ I already put on screen protector but it will not cover to the edge..Gotta get a case. :apple:

    God teaches you not to lie....
  20. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2012
    I'm pretty sure I saw someone a while back on here buff out the scratches by more or less removing the entire coating. Then you'd be left with a scratch-less screen but a fingerprint magnet. I'm not sure which I'd prefer. The tiny scratches don't really bother me much since you can't really see them unless you're holding the right at a certain angle.
  21. bushman4 macrumors 68000

    Mar 22, 2011
    Putting on a good screen protector will mask many of the scratches that are there
  22. BriOS macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Its hilarious that you posted this because today I did this exact thing with my M205 polish, and it worked flawlessly. I just got a new 6+ yesterday and somehow managed to get some fine scratches on the bottom near the button. So I took a pea sized amount of the meguires M205 on the tip of my pointer finger, and i was able to rub them out with mild pressure with just my finger tip. Took a damp towel to get the residue off, and the scratches were gone. Worked perfectly. Great minds think

    Oh and for the layman who dont know what we are talking about, this is the meguires professional series automotive paint polishes that cost about $30 a bottle. So getting this for just your phone is probably not cost effective. But I already had this and the M105 in the garage, and the 205 worked perfectly. Im happy.
  23. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    Ha! Glad to hear it worked! On a side note, I LOVE 205. I have used it exclusively by hand, no DA and every time it meets my needs. Sometimes I get fine marring after claying (pressing too hard) and I can just M205 the effected panel by hand with a jeweling pad and it looks flawless again.
  24. BriOS macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2014
    You should see what it does with a flex or PC7424. I use it with an old PC AD and it works magic. And if you get an orange pad, it will take down orange peel a little and really makes a difference. And you can do no wrong with a PC or Flex DA unless you literally drop the machine on the car.
  25. zippyzoom macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2009
    A very commendable response. More people need to be like you (myself included).

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