Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



467 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6


Topic # 99024 11-Mar-2012 12:29 Send private message

Yes, somehow I did manage to scratch my almost new Xperia Play. I personally blame having too much fun with the lightsaber app.

Can anybody recommend a scratch removal polish. I can't feel the scratch so I assume it's not too deep, it is long though and therefore bugs the **** out of me.

Also I have tried toothpaste to little avail.




Create new topic
2196 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 194

Subscriber

  Reply # 593496 11-Mar-2012 12:37 Send private message

Brasso can be pretty good, but I have never used it on a phone screen.

CD scratch repairers might do the trick too, but again, I have no experience with it.

7244 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 405


  Reply # 593505 11-Mar-2012 13:01 Send private message

trig42: Brasso can be pretty good, but I have never used it on a phone screen.

CD scratch repairers might do the trick too, but again, I have no experience with it.


brasso works on perspex, but it is an abrasive so will leave tiny scratching. I would use it on a phone screen. AL:so is hte phone screen really glass. Glass screens tend to have an anti fingerprint coating, so I wouldn't do anything, and whould just suck up the scratch.

n4

703 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 593526 11-Mar-2012 14:03 Send private message

Be aware that the glass often has coatings which make it easier to slide across or clean, which would likely be ruined by trying to use an abrasive on the scratch.




Sony Xperia Z2, on 2degrees

7244 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 405


  Reply # 593528 11-Mar-2012 14:13 Send private message

Just to correct my previous post as there was a mistake in it.

brasso works on perspex, but it is an abrasive so will leave tiny scratching. I wouldn't use it on a phone screen. Also is the phone screen really glass, many are just plastic? Glass screens tend to have an anti fingerprint coating, so I wouldn't do anything, and would just suck up the scratch.



467 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 593657 11-Mar-2012 18:06 Send private message

Yeah, I think I'll steer clear of Brasso, the last thing I want to do is make it worse. Though I think some sort of mild abrasive would be necessary. Might just have to live with it. Cry




Watchmaker Wizard
2404 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 57

Subscriber

  Reply # 594992 14-Mar-2012 10:45 Send private message

If it's a touchscreen phone and it's scratched, then leave it alone. You'll end up wrecking the digitiser or oleophobic coating if you try polishing it out.

I believe there are products like they use for filling cracks in car windscreens, but I've never seen them used.

Brasso is nasty stuff and shouldn't even be used on brass if you can avoid it, there are far better products around. Chromglanz if you can find it, or trusty Autosol are much less abrasive than Brasso and do a good job.




Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Windows 10 announced, as well as developer preview
Created by macuser, last reply by KiwiNZ on 2-Oct-2014 19:18 (105 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


What time will the Apple Store online be selling the iPhone 6?
Created by scotiwis, last reply by Bextinaa on 2-Oct-2014 19:30 (198 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by JimmyC on 29-Sep-2014 09:16 (441 replies)
Pages... 28 29 30


Can i have 2 ISP's at home?
Created by ReckITT, last reply by Lazarui on 30-Sep-2014 18:15 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Samsung Galaxy S4
Created by beenz, last reply by beenz on 2-Oct-2014 19:02 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Why is your nickname what it is, what are the origins of it?
Created by Presso, last reply by BlueShift on 2-Oct-2014 16:24 (96 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


iPhone 6 From Spark - Order Dates and Pricing?
Created by Otagolad, last reply by jeeg on 2-Oct-2014 19:12 (353 replies)
Pages... 22 23 24


Harvey Norman's Biggest Ever Retail Sale
Created by DravidDavid, last reply by joker97 on 2-Oct-2014 14:24 (30 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.