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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.




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  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.

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  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.

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  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.




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  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.



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  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




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  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.




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