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How to remove scratches from DLP TV screen

tullysdad 14 April 14, 2007 at 09:10 AM
Does anyone know how to remove scratches from the plastic protective screen on a Samsung DLP TV?
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My samsung came with a blue little microfiber cloth to clean the screen with. You can use some water and that and see if you can get it off. If you don't have one, you can pick them up everywhere now days. Or maybe someone else has a better suggestion. But you want a lint free scratch free soft cloth and a non abrasive mild cleaner, like water.

I recently had my cleaning lady knock her vacuuming cleaner over and as it fell, the handle scraped the screen on my Samsung DLP. It left what looked like a huge scratch in the screen. I even called my warranty repair people out to look it it, I was so convinced it was scratched. And they used that cloth an some of my Apple Polish spray that I use to clean my powerbook and the scuff came right out. Turns out the screens are pretty tough.
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Im assuming this is what Calvy is talking about, but Ive heard it works wonders on ipods etc...dont know about DLP tv screens though...Says it "hasnt been tested" on LCD screen etc...

http://www.shieldzone.com/item_de...OLISH.html
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Quote from BC2210 View Post :
Im assuming this is what Calvy is talking about, but Ive heard it works wonders on ipods etc...dont know about DLP tv screens though...Says it "hasnt been tested" on LCD screen etc...

http://www.shieldzone.com/item_de...OLISH.html
iKlear is the brand I use

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-A...K297LL%2FA

if link doesn't work, search apple store for polish, or iklear.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I just ordered an iPod scratch removal kit from Shop4Tech for $7.95 with google checkout discount. Let's hope it works.



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My samsung came with a blue little microfiber cloth to clean the screen with. You can use some water and that and see if you can get it off. If you don't have one, you can pick them up everywhere now days. Or maybe someone else has a better suggestion. But you want a lint free scratch free soft cloth and a non abrasive mild cleaner, like water.

I recently had my cleaning lady knock her vacuuming cleaner over and as it fell, the handle scraped the screen on my Samsung DLP. It left what looked like a huge scratch in the screen. I even called my warranty repair people out to look it it, I was so convinced it was scratched. And they used that cloth an some of my Apple Polish spray that I use to clean my powerbook and the scuff came right out. Turns out the screens are pretty tough.
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If you have some polishing supplies, that would also work on a screen, but you just have to be careful because polishing out a scratch is taking away material from the Screen in order to make the surface flat again. If the scratch is too deep, you might end up polishing all of your screen away Smilie.

I'm guessing the the ipod scratch remover is 1 micron diamond solution or something similar. If you live near a university, you might be able to bum some polishing supplies from grad students in the Mechanical Engineering or Material Science Department.
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Quote from Ant At UVA View Post :
If you have some polishing supplies, that would also work on a screen, but you just have to be careful because polishing out a scratch is taking away material from the Screen in order to make the surface flat again. If the scratch is too deep, you might end up polishing all of your screen away Smilie.

I'm guessing the the ipod scratch remover is 1 micron diamond solution or something similar. If you live near a university, you might be able to bum some polishing supplies from grad students in the Mechanical Engineering or Material Science Department.
indeed, if it is truly scratched, you are going to have to have it polished out. And I'd probably pay someone who knows what they are doing to do it. But that's just me.

The stuff I use is only called Polish for marketing. It doesn't actually polish, it just cleans.
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cheap man solution is to use tooth paste. NOT tooth gel. tooth paste. the white kind. use a good fabric to rub it in circular motion, then wipe it clean with water.
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how does the "Applesauce Polish for iPods" work on the ipod
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I use a product called Novus #1 plastic polish. I use it on my LCD screens and even on DVDs/CDs. Don't use the #2 or #3 products though, they contain abrasives for removing heavy scratches. The #1 product doesn't contain any abrasives and does a great job of polishing anything plastic. Smilie
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how does the "Applesauce Polish for iPods" work on the ipod
I have no idea, but im curious...maybe some kind of plastic liquid that fills in the cracks and then dries?? Confused i dont know
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