So I was looking at my iPhone this morning and noticed my screen had a small scratch on it. Does anybody know any ways to get it out, its not to terribly deep but if the light hits it the right way its noticeable and it drives me crazy. This is the first touch screen phone I have had that the screen actually scratched
- 03-11-2011, 02:21 PM #2
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I had my Droid 2 with Gorilla Glass do this. Same scenario too, always in a pocket by itself. Come to find out, every time I tossed it in my pocket it rubbed against the little metal button on my jeans (the one that connects the small pocket to the jeans). Its frustrated the crap outta me but in the end it didn't matter because I got the iPhone 4. I am a firm believer in a screen protector. I have one for everything...EVERYTHING! I would highly recommend one. Its pocket change to replace a screen protector if you buy a bunch off of eBay...not so much to replace the screen of an iPhone 4. Plus, if you install it right, you cant even tell its there. Without one, I guarantee that this scratch will be the first of many.
- 03-11-2011, 03:19 PM #7
- 03-11-2011, 03:30 PM #8
This is gonna sound harsh, but I'm trying to say it as nicely as I can through typing: it's no one's fault but yours that it's scratched.
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I had a small scratch on my old BlackBerry screen and putting a good screen protector on it did "heal" the scratch. I couldn't find it even when I was looking for it!
One other thing, when my watch had a scratch right across the crystal I made a paste of Bartender's Friend and water, and lightly rubbed it in a circular motion on the watch crystal. I then wiped it clean using a damp towel followed by one of those microfiber wipes made for eyeglasses. After that was done the scratch was gone. The final step was to put a polishing/buffing tool on my Dremel to polish the crystal. I don't remember which one I used, but I remember that it was safe to use on watch crystals. To this day I can't see the scratch on my watch. I got those directions from a Web-site about cleaning scratches on watch crystals, but I don't remember the specific Web-site.
I'm not necessarily recommending that for your iPhone---I have no experience with getting a scratch off of an iPhone screen---so take the story "as is."
Whatever you do, good luck. A scratch would make me crazy, which is why I put a screen protector on my iPhone as soon as I got it.
Last edited by mededitor; 03-11-2011 at 06:28 PM. Reason: Added use of Dremel
- 03-11-2011, 06:22 PM #17
- 03-11-2011, 06:22 PM #18
You would have to go to a jewelry store and ask the jewelry repair person to lightly buff it using jewelers red rough and a cotton buffing wheel. They do it all the time and use it for watch crystals as well as to polish gold.
I use it to polish my watch crystal I get scratches on at work all the time. Show them the scratch and they will know how much light pressure to use.
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- 03-13-2011, 05:48 AM #21
I just use Plexus...Fills scratches to a satisfactory degree.
On another note, I had my BB touch screen for 2 years. Never a scratch and I'm in construction. Had the iPhone 2 months and hello little scratchy scratch!!!
(PS...of course it DID fall of the car dashboard because of my B&C's awful driving and it sill on the metal seat slider as it flew to the back seat... )
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- 03-13-2011, 02:59 PM #25iPhone Newbie
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It's things like this that drove me to get an Otterbox. It adds a bit of bulk to the phone but I'm really not that careful with electronics. Case in point, I was showing my wife how to use the Otterbox holster as a stand and when I was removing HER iPhone from the holster I flung it into the kitchen cabinet. Luckily it didn't suffer any ill effects.