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Old 05-19-16, 07:23 PM
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How to take out scratches on a computer

Hello all,

I thought I'd post this question up before I started tackling this. I have a Garmin computer and there are a couple of small scratches on it.

This seems like the best pic;



Hmmmmmmmmm............. looks like things changed on how to post pics, or am I just losing it? Anyways does anyone have any good tips on getting these scratches out or reduced?
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You can often polish out minor scratches with toothpaste, but try it in an inconspicuous place first.
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Originally Posted by User1 View Post
Hello all,

I thought I'd post this question up before I started tackling this. I have a Garmin computer and there are a couple of small scratches on it.

This seems like the best pic;



Hmmmmmmmmm............. looks like things changed on how to post pics, or am I just losing it? Anyways does anyone have any good tips on getting these scratches out or reduced?

I can't posted a pic anymore!!!!
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Sorry for the problems.

Looks like all you can do now is post a link for pictures. I did that and I got nothing. I'll just post the link below;
https://www.flickr.com/photos/816860...posted-public/
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http://www.amazon.com/NOVUS-7100-Pla...rch_detailpage

NOVUS 7100 Plastic Polish Kit - 8 oz.
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OK finally got the low down on to currently post pics here! Here's the pic I've been trying to post;

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Some screens having coatings so trying to polish out scratches may not go well.
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Prevention is better than a cure, speciality with plastic screens. There are plenty of aftermarket screen savers available, it's really something you should be buying at the same time as the device.
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Is this a touch screen? I don't know if repairing might damage a touch screen.

I think the toothpaste / buffing kit methods are more for dulled screens from wear and tear. And also to take the surface layer off yellowed car headlight covers.

You have scrapes or gouges that are deeper. I suppose a buffing wheel with polishing compound could take these out, but then the screen wouldn't be completely flat, and might look distorted. And you'd have to be careful not to overheat the screen while buffing it.

There doesn't appear to be any product available that would fill in the gouge and make it transparent.

Here's a quick thing to try: filling the scratches with vaseline. It would need to be reapplied often, but at least you could see if it worked.
How To Fix Deep Scratches On A Flatscreen Monitor

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Originally Posted by tgolden View Post
http://www.amazon.com/NOVUS-7100-Pla...rch_detailpage

NOVUS 7100 Plastic Polish Kit - 8 oz.
Yep, or a Micro-Mesh kit.
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Originally Posted by rm -rf View Post
Is this a touch screen? I don't know if repairing might damage a touch screen.

I think the toothpaste / buffing kit methods are more for dulled screens from wear and tear. And also to take the surface layer off yellowed car headlight covers.

You have scrapes or gouges that are deeper. I suppose a buffing wheel with polishing compound could take these out, but then the screen wouldn't be completely flat, and might look distorted. And you'd have to be careful not to overheat the screen while buffing it.

There doesn't appear to be any product available that would fill in the gouge and make it transparent.

Here's a quick thing to try: filling the scratches with vaseline. It would need to be reapplied often, but at least you could see if it worked.
How To Fix Deep Scratches On A Flatscreen Monitor

Yes it's a touch screen. I should have posted what this was. It's a Garmin Touring GPS. I'll try the Vaseline trick.
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