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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 07:04 AM - Thread Starter
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Little "Rainbow scratch" fix

Hi, i own a XG2401 monitor, unfortunately i've got this little scratch over there that makes "rainbow effect" and it really bothers me... any suggestion? I thought about a cheap windshield repair kit
I dont think the LCD itself got scratched because this is unnoticeable while gaming, it bothers me mostly while browsing
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If its a light scratch I suppose you could try and buff it out but you might make things worse.

You can apparently minimise the rainbow effect by lightly applying some petroleum jelly. A wax polish may also work, no idea have never tried.
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If it's a non-glare display - DON'T TOUCH IT and don't try to polish it, you will end up with a shiny spot and a destroyed panel.

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As above you could try something transparent to fill in the scratch. At least it's easy to wipe off if that doesn't work well.

Other than that you're screwed if the top surface is scratched. Even if it was glossy top layer polishing it would likely be quite a task to do it right. Considering how large and varied your scratch is... polishing... what ever effect it would have it would affect a large visible portion unlike say a 5mm single hair scratch.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Martin778 View Post
If it's a non-glare display - DON'T TOUCH IT and don't try to polish it, you will end up with a shiny spot and a destroyed panel.
Exactly what happened... shiny spot when turned off, some of the scratch removed though

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