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
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  • 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

  • Ishan Pandey

    Try Active Salt

  • SauravVerma

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

  • Aman Arora

    kya apke toothpaste mai namak ha :P

  • Alok Kumar

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

  • MuditSatija

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

  • HusainHatim

    What about the scratches on battery cover or plastic parts?

  • 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)^_^

  • ManisitDas

    Will it work with camera lens?

    • 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.

  • Jithu Pantheerankave

    not working i am using colgate toothpaste

  • architkhode

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

  • HeetNandu

    will it work with a screen guard?

  • ShreyasPrashant

    Video can Help us Lot

  • Subrata Bhowmick

    Thank you…

  • 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

  • Karthik Stands

    rear and useful information

  • AritraDas

    Don’t just copy and paste…make a video mate…..

    • AritraDas Video is upcoming :)

  • Shubham Tripathi

    Going to use Toothpaste

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  • Abhi Ak

    thanks yar