Im going to give this a shot and report back. I grabbed a 20in dell at goodwill today its no IPS but 1680x1050 for $20 is great for a second information display also has composite and svid in so hello SNES and other classics. unfortunately is has some scars one is about 3in long vertical but not deep the other is small but appears to go all the way though the AG at one point but no dead pixels so my hope is removal will get rid of the scratches and really justify my 20 bucks. Ill be back in 24hrs with the results.
I dissembled the monitor. Unfortunately the metal bezel on mine could not hinge (there is a metal shielding can on one side that is above the frame on the panel) It was easier to just remove it all together. I also did not have paper towels so i used a hand towel the same size as the screen got it very wet then squeezed out all extra water so it is just damp I decided to then lay a dry towel on top since i live in a very dry area and want to keep the humidity on the panel. Im going to go for 5+ hrs depending on when i get up tomorrow i will check it in about 3 to make sure its still wet.
I decided to see if it would peel easy. This was only 3 hours in i started in the top right peeled to the bottom right then from the middle for the rest... I cant express how slowly i peeled took about 2min but i never stopped just a slow continues peel. Once it came off all the scratches but 2 nicks were gone. These nicks would be unnoticeable on but there dead pixels. Still its night and day and totally usable i would almost do this to all my monitors it looks great even on a cheapish display. Thanks to the thread stater i would have never considered anything like this without the hard evidence that you provide!Edited by darthspartan - 1/31/13 at 3:53am