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I **** you not, I think a bee scratched my screen. It flew right into my monitor for a few seconds and now I have several little scratches on my screen right where the bee was.

*** BEES?

Edit: wow OCNs' censorship is conservative.

Also, the bee died for its crimes.

also, it wasn't really a bee, it was more some kind of wasp.
Edited by godftw - 5/20/15 at 12:02pm
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well depends on the screen.
glossy: get some polishing paste (really fine, stuff artists use to polish resin and ...) and a deer skin (is that the correct expression? the leathery like thing used for polishing) and then put just a little on the deer skin and try to polish it out
non-glossy: dunno

also unless the scratch is really bothering you I would not try to fix it -- i tried the above procedure on some screens that were scratched and to be honest the result was not good
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well depends on the screen.
glossy: get some polishing paste (really fine, stuff artists use to polish resin and ...) and a deer skin (is that the correct expression? the leathery like thing used for polishing) and then put just a little on the deer skin and try to polish it out
non-glossy: dunno

also unless the scratch is really bothering you I would not try to fix it -- i tried the above procedure on some screens that were scratched and to be honest the result was not good

frown.gif

The internet told me to smear fat on my screen. So needless to say I did and it works decently, isn't really a solution though, more of a band-aid.
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Fat or anything biodegradable is probably a bad idea, especially fat since it can/will mold or at the very least start to smell really bad. It will probably discolor too after a while.

I've read that you can rub petroleum jelly into a scratch and it will make it look invisible but I'm not sure I would trust that even.
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Fat or anything biodegradable is probably a bad idea, especially fat since it can/will mold or at the very least start to smell really bad. It will probably discolor too after a while.

I've read that you can rub petroleum jelly into a scratch and it will make it look invisible but I'm not sure I would trust that even.

Meh, well I guess we will see!

I don't imagine much mold can grow on a super thin sheet of fat on a super small portion of my monitor.

Other initial thoughts where buffing with mild abrasive, but saw an anecdote about increasing the damage when an attempt was made to use baking soda. Hmm...
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If the scratches bug you enough (pardon the pun), you might try a spray on furniture polish on the entire screen. Just spray some on a microfiber cloth (the microfiber cloth is to avoid anymore scratching) and apply a thin layer on the screen, let it set a minute or two, then use a clean microfiber cloth to clean off any excess. I would suggest trying it on a small area in the corner first just in case the polish isn't compatible with the LCD screen plastic or any anti-glare coating that may be on the screen.
     
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