Handheld display scratch removal

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Hi All,

Glad to see applefritter is up and running again!

After using my handheld the other day, i noticed that there were a few, light scratches across the display. I'm not to concerned about it but for the purpose of asthestics, I was wondering if there is anything you can use to reduce the 'noticability' of scratches and marks.

Perhaps newt' owners would have a super secret product that they might be able to share with the rest of the world.

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It's called a:

Screen protector.

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There are polishes available

There are polishes available for both polycarbonate and lexan that might work.

If the surface wasn't shiney to begin with you're screwed.

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But seriously..

If you're "screwed", find some screen protectors, you'll most likely appreciate how they cover up(to some extent) & prevent more scratches.

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Thanks for that info. I like

Thanks for that info. I like the idea of polishing the display.

The screen has a shiny finish so it may make for an interesting weekend project.

I did buy a box of 'el cheapo screen protectors a few months ago. But after a while they began to bubble and loose their stickyness which made it a little difficult to 'tap' with.

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wax on, wax off

I used Johnson's paste floor wax on a couple PDAs, and it does an amazing job of hiding small scratches and wear marks.

Rub it onto the screen with a bit of cotton fabric, let it dry to a haze, then lightly buff it until the screen is clear.

I'd guess you could use car wax just as effectively.

And I'll second (or third?) putting on a screen protector after you've treated the scratches.

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A quality non-adhesive screen

A quality non-adhesive screen protector is the best. I have one for my Treo that is static or something cling, and it's great.

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