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post #1 of 35
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There's 2 fair sized scratches right in the center of my screen that frequently obstruct text and other things. Is there any way I can get rid of these without replacing the whole thing or buying some sort of acid cleaning kit? You, know, with stuff just lying around the house?
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post #2 of 35
scratches in glass cannot be fixed. I worked at an auto glass place once and scuffs can be buffed out but scratches IF we could fix them required a special clear epoxy that filled cracks and scratches.
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post #3 of 35
Turn the monitor so the screen in facing up. Take superglue and very carefully fill in the scratches. Do not smear, put it down a little at a time. It is far better to add glue than to try and remove it. Only do this with superglue.
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post #4 of 35
pvc glue mixed with a bit of water works well to. try toothpaste aswell
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post #5 of 35
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Originally Posted by catalyst
pvc glue mixed with a bit of water works well to. try toothpaste aswell
I would avoid PVC cement, it is ment to melt pvc, not bond to glass ect. Not to mention mine is purple... Toothpaste will get rid of the scratches and leave a big flat spot on his screen.
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post #6 of 35
toothpaste? lol.
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post #7 of 35
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Should I buff it with toothpaste? Scrub it? What should I use?

edit: jsut to be clear, I don't really care if I wind up warping the image a little =P I just wanna be able to see through the glass again.
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post #8 of 35
If they aren't extremely deep, use fine grit sandpaper, like 1500, 2000, or 2500 to sand them down. Then use rubbing compound to buff out the haze left by the sandpaper. I've used this method on glass tabletops and ipod screens before. On the monitor it may result in slight distortion of the image in that part of the screen, but it should not be too noticable, and certainly better than a big scratch.
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post #9 of 35
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What's rubbing compound? =O I probably don't have any of that in teh basement, and I'm trying not to spend any money here.
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post #10 of 35
I dont want to sound like a spend thrift but a used crt can be picked up for 30 or 40 bucks today. And using tooth paste to polish a scratched up crt is like i all ways say polishing a turd. No matter how much tooth paste you will use its still a turd. Save your tooth pase for your teeth and go buy a used monitor from the local computer store.
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