1. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I notice I have a few scratches when the lights glaring on my screen. I am paranoid. How would you suggest I get rid of even though they are very small. I googled it last night and it suggested baking soda with water until you get a thick paste. One website suggested toothpaste with a toothbrush (which I tried).
    Davell11 likes this.
    10-21-2016 12:57 PM
  2. rudyalexc's Avatar
    I notice I have a few scratches when the lights glaring on my screen. I am paranoid. How would you suggest I get rid of even though they are very small. I googled it last night and it suggested baking soda with water until you get a thick paste. One website suggested toothpaste with a toothbrush (which I tried).
    Okay I have a feeling that taking tooth brush to a screen might only make it worse. Who cares? It's a phone, it's a tool. meant to be USED.
    10-21-2016 01:00 PM
  3. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    One suggested toothbrush, The other suggested are you soft cloth or a cotton swab. Why wouldn't you want to take care of $800 device
    10-21-2016 01:06 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I recommend using the same type of cloth used to care for eyewear.
    10-21-2016 01:09 PM
  5. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I recommend using the same type of cloth used to care for eyewear.
    Just keep rubbing it?
    10-21-2016 01:30 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes. It should disappear, depending on the deep mess of the scratch.
    10-21-2016 02:14 PM
  7. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I was trying to clean it with my shirt A couple weeks ago & I think that's how it happened. If you can't see it without putting it on the light in a certain way, does that mean it's not too bad? A screenshot wouldn't show it at all
    10-21-2016 04:13 PM
  8. Garz's Avatar
    Yes. It should disappear, depending on the deep mess of the scratch.
    I've had very light scratching and think it was just the oleophobic coating. I always use the clothes that you get from Costco with your eyeglasses and those are great. I've used that to try and buff them out before and no luck. Scratches that were so light they could t not be felt and could only be seen in certain light situations under the sunlight.
    10-21-2016 04:21 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've had very light scratching and think it was just the oleophobic coating. I always use the clothes that you get from Costco with your eyeglasses and those are great. I've used that to try and buff them out before and no luck. Scratches that were so light they could t not be felt and could only be seen in certain light situations under the sunlight.
    Oh okay.
    10-21-2016 08:58 PM
  10. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I was watching a YouTube video of how to remove scratches & The first one recommended rubbing zagg clear foam on a soft eyewear cloth. Has anyone tried this?
    10-22-2016 10:18 AM
  11. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    You could make it worse.... if you really care about micro scratches, you should use a screen protector. No other way.
    rudyalexc likes this.
    10-22-2016 02:17 PM
  12. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    I think it's the screen oleophobic coating that is scratched. Trying to get rid of those tiny scratches will also remove the coating as well which will make the phone prone to finger greases staying on the screen. I suggest you leave it as is and apply a glass screen protector on the iPhone screen, that way you will not see those scratches there any more even when you place it on a direct light angle. In addition, you will not add more hair scratches to the actual display anymore.
    Chris Cook5 likes this.
    10-22-2016 02:53 PM
  13. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    So putting a glass screen protector on will make you not notice the scratch. Lol
    10-22-2016 03:18 PM
  14. robertk328's Avatar
    So putting a glass screen protector on will make you not notice the scratch. Lol
    I had a scratch on my iPhone 5 that was more visible than it sounds like yours probably is. putting a screen protector on it made it disappear completely. It also prevented any further scratches.
    10-22-2016 05:57 PM
  15. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    So putting a glass screen protector on will make you not notice the scratch. Lol
    Give it a try and see how it does.
    10-22-2016 06:10 PM
  16. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I went to the Apple Store & The guy put on the belkin screen protector using the Machine
    Ariel Babalao likes this.
    10-22-2016 07:01 PM
  17. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I had a scratch on my iPhone 5 that was more visible than it sounds like yours probably is. putting a screen protector on it made it disappear completely. It also prevented any further scratches.
    Why doesn't it cover the whole screen though. The edges are showing. Lol
    10-22-2016 07:49 PM
  18. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Well, maybe if you just use a creen protector you won't be able to see the scratch becuase the glue of the screen protector will fill it and your screen will be protected.
    10-23-2016 02:08 AM
  19. robertk328's Avatar
    Why doesn't it cover the whole screen though. The edges are showing. Lol
    The screen is round so the protector wouldn't lay flat. They do make some with edges colored to match the phone but I think only available online
    10-23-2016 07:34 AM
  20. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Now my question is, since the edges are showing is there a chance something could get under the screen protector
    10-23-2016 07:33 PM
  21. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Now my question is, since the edges are showing is there a chance something could get under the screen protector
    Ye, but not in a normal situation, because it's sticky and any particles will be trapped just in the borders.
    10-24-2016 09:34 AM
  22. rudyalexc's Avatar
    Now my question is, since the edges are showing is there a chance something could get under the screen protector
    I don't think you should own this type of phone if you are so worried and overthinking everything.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    10-24-2016 05:27 PM
  23. badelhas's Avatar
    I dont like cases, I only use a screen protector. The phone was designed to use WITHOUT a case. Just my opinion.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    10-24-2016 05:46 PM
  24. rudyalexc's Avatar
    I dont like cases, I only use a screen protector. The phone was designed to use WITHOUT a case. Just my opinion.
    God forbid a tool gets scratched when you're using it for what it was made to do.
    badelhas likes this.
    10-24-2016 06:26 PM
  25. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    God forbid a tool gets scratched when you're using it for what it was made to do.
    You should care about a tool that costs $800
    10-24-2016 09:30 PM
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