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How To Remove Scratches From Your Devices’ Screens

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Some of you out there may know the horrible frozen-in-time moment, somewhere between the cozy grip of your hand and the rough gravel of the terrain below, when you realize you’re about to damage your expensive and beloved device. A thousand thoughts can fly by through your head between losing control and the eventual painful landing.

Scratches on your cell phone screen are an inconvenience, not to mention an ugly eyesore. No matter how much you try to ignore it, it’s there. 

So here’s what you’ve got to do to remove them from your device’s screen :

Things Required 

  • Microfiber Cloth
  • Toothpaste
  • Baking Soda
  • Polish 

1. The Toothpaste Method

Just dab a bit of toothpaste at the end of a cotton swab or a soft cloth. Gently rub it in to your screen’s scratches in a circular motion, being careful not to rub too hard and remove any surface coating. Then wipe the whole thing down with a soft, barely-damp cloth.

Note –  The abrasives in the toothpaste will also buff off the screen’s oleophobic coating, which is what guards against smudges and makes the screen really easy to wipe clean. Also, make sure you’re using a paste based toothpaste and not one of those gel based toothpastes. 

2. The Baking Soda Method

Not only good to keep your refrigerator smelling fresh, but can do some amazing things with scratches as well. Use with a few drops of water. 

Mix two parts baking soda with one part water to form a thick paste. Use the Micro-fiber cloth to apply the paste to the lens, rubbing in a circular motion. Wipe with a wet cloth afterward and dry with a separate cloth. This step may need to be repeated for stalwart scratches.

3. The Polish Method

To begin with you’ll need a suitable polish. We’re dealing with glass screens only (check your phone’s specs to make sure it doesn’t have a plastic screen), so you need a tough polish. We recommend cerium oxide, which comes as a powder that you need to mix with water, although you can buy 100ml of pre-mixed compound online.

Disclaimer – Although these methods have been used to measurable success by various people, you should do so at your own risk. Make sure that the ports and other sensitive parts of your device are not exposed to the ingredients you use!

Have we missed out on any method? Do let us know in the comments section below!

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Shivaank Rana
Shivaank Rana
iGyaan's Carlos Santana! Shivaank loves Apple products! He stays up to date with the latest happenings of the tech world and gets his hands dirty with the latest Gadgets! Follow Him on Google Plus : Google+
42 comments
Jeanette Grimshaw
Jeanette Grimshaw

phones are able to get wet but not fully suberged in water i think it you should use a damp cloth to rinse it

SauravVerma
SauravVerma

but coline works,really :-) I used it many times..

SauravVerma
SauravVerma

but coline works,really :-) I used it many times..

Aman Arora
Aman Arora

kya apke toothpaste mai namak ha :P

Aman Arora
Aman Arora

kya apke toothpaste mai namak ha :P

Alok Kumar
Alok Kumar

thanks for the info. Real, short and sweet..!!

Alok Kumar
Alok Kumar

thanks for the info. Real, short and sweet..!!

MuditSatija
MuditSatija

please please tell me how to restore the chrome lining of the atrix 2 :s

MuditSatija
MuditSatija

please please tell me how to restore the chrome lining of the atrix 2

:s

HusainHatim
HusainHatim

What about the scratches on battery cover or plastic parts?

HusainHatim
HusainHatim

What about the scratches on battery cover or plastic parts?

 

visu9012
visu9012

ooook so i use a lot of tooth past on my tab but now how do i say this its screen is not like it was before now (i did not have any noticeable marks to begin with )it feels less shiny(my precious)^_^

visu9012
visu9012

ooook so i use a lot of tooth past on my tab but now how do i say this its screen is not like it was before now (i did not have any noticeable marks to begin with )it feels less shiny(my precious)^_^

SauravVerma
SauravVerma

ManisitDas plz don't play with ur camera lens, it is way more sensitive than u can ever imagine,so....get a cleaner worth around Rs.500.

architkhode
architkhode

Is it necessary to have salt in the toothpaste? Kyunki mere toothpaste  me naamak hein.

architkhode
architkhode

Is it necessary to have salt in the toothpaste? Kyunki mere toothpaste  me naamak hein.

HeetNandu
HeetNandu

will it work with a screen guard?

HeetNandu
HeetNandu

will it work with a screen guard?

SwastikDhamija
SwastikDhamija

In step 2, You say rinse afterwards.. "Rinse afterward and dry with a separate cloth." 
So, do I have to rinse my mobile? !! :P

SwastikDhamija
SwastikDhamija

In step 2, You say rinse afterwards.. "Rinse afterward and dry with a separate cloth."  So, do I have to rinse my mobile? !! :P

AritraDas
AritraDas

Don't just copy and paste...make a video mate.....


AritraDas
AritraDas

Don't just copy and paste...make a video mate.....

Shivaank
Shivaank

AritraDas Video is upcoming :)