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The final result looks astounding! My next upgrade will be 1440p gaming on an ultrasharp, so thanks for DIY.
 
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post #82 of 145
This is excellent! I'll try this out on my broken old laptop screens before going to the Ultrasharp.

Thanks for the guide! +rep smile.gif
post #83 of 145
You may want to add this to the guide:

To easier differ between the AG coating and the polarizer, check the corners of the screen. On one of them, the polarizer has a tiny bit of the corner missing, making it easier to begin pulling off the AG coating.



I'd say this applies to most screens, since the DELL UltraSharp as wel as my 5yo Samsung Syncmaster had this.
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Have you thought about leaving the two bezels off?
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Hi, I'm trying to remove the bezels so the screen will be thin and be better for my multi screens setup, is it safe to remove the metal bezel and would it be better? I mean, can the display area be expanded or will it still be limited to its standard size?

This would make awesome multi screen gaming...
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I wish I had the patience to do this.

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Just checking in to let everyone know my panel is still doing great -- no damage to the polarizer and beautiful as ever whites/blacks. This monitor was taken with me on a cross country trip from Jersey to Arizona and remounted on two different monitor arms to date. No issues.

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Just checking in to let everyone know my panel is still doing great -- no damage to the polarizer and beautiful as ever whites/blacks. This monitor was taken with me on a cross country trip from Jersey to Arizona and remounted on two different monitor arms to date. No issues.

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nice, I work alot at night, I use white text and black background, my IPS displays have "white glow" on dark background.

Would this mod help me?

I think I can keep having low brightness and contrast even after AG removal?
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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. biggrin.gif


Update 1
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.

Update 2
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!
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Originally Posted by darthspartan View Post

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. biggrin.gif


Update 1
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.

Update 2
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!

Hmm, you should have let it be wet for 5 hours, hope you don't get problems with the display.

I use white text on black background, low brightness/contrast.
Would AG coat removal help me?
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