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    I think my keys maybe have scratched the screen, I read on a Bing search, toothpaste supposedly makes the scratches go away. Has anyone tried this?
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    You're funny.


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    I have a feeling it will actually cause more damage than good 😉
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    I know that toothpaste remove scratches on a large scale such as car's headlights. I've tried it actually on my car's headlight and it cleared the vision a bit. Try it on your cell phone it might actually work.
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    You have to be VERY careful as to which toothpaste you use. You need the ORIGINAL Crest brand that does not have the whitening/glitter/color crap in it. The best bet is the Sample Bin where you get the 99cent tubes. You need to use a Lint Free Cloth and a VERY Small amount at a time until cleared. DO NOT apply with your fingers (oils), dab on cloth, rub in STRAIGHT lines NOT a circle and it'll polish up nicely.
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    To be honest... And this is very strange... But I had a scratch on my screen and then a few days later it was gone... It was a very surface scratch.. I was amazed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammar Alhebshi View Post
    I know that toothpaste remove scratches on a large scale such as car's headlights. I've tried it actually on my car's headlight and it cleared the vision a bit. Try it on your cell phone it might actually work.
    You know what you can use instead of toothpaste for this? Polishing bars. Cheap at your local automotive store and come in several grit ratings.

    Don't use it on your phone.
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    just get some sandpaper...
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    I always thought the toothpaste removed the white coloring of the scratch, not the scratch itself. I know I've used toothpaste and a toothbrush on car window scratches in the past.
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    I heard snake oil works well too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrkdilkington View Post
    I heard snake oil works well too.
    and a voodoo pouch filled with a dried mouse head and the herbs found near a dog's business
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    So this works?
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    Toothpaste is a very mild abrasive. It's good on most plastics (great for scratched up CDs and DVDs) I'm not sure I'd want to try using it on something this expensive. Make sure you use a very soft polishing cloth if you decide to try it.
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    I don't know if toothpaste (original Crest like mentioned above) will help for the type of glass on this phone, but toothpaste does help remove small scratches on plastics. As mentioned above it is a mild abrasive and can smooth out plastic surfaces when applied properly, and works similarly to a polishing compound.
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    I've used toothpaste before in the past. Looking at the Lumia 920 I just bought - yes, I'm back in the fold - the scratches were not present on the screen. Either I goofed up and my keys rubbed against the screen or the guy accidentally did when he was holding onto the phone in his pocket. (It was cold outside)

    With the screen on I don't notice them. I think the one kind of screen protectors from AT&T will cover it up.
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    doesnt work from my own experience. I scratched my screen and since i planned on putting a screen protector on i tried it just for the sake of science. It seems to have rubbed off the oleophobic coating leading to the area not cleaning as easily as the rest of the screen while leaving the scratch. While i dont care because im bound to a screen protector and my scratches and imperfections are hidden if you have a scratch but still dont want to use a screen protector then just leave it alone. Now it just a scratch, with the coating any abrasive will have an effect on it functionality and purpose. If the glass is scratched and not the coating nothing will work anyway without ruining the coat.
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    To me the scratches are a sign of use. A sign of love.

    While I may baby my devices and keep them prestine and ultimately refuse to buy something that is already scratched up, I won't fault someone for rocking a "loved" device.

    /shattered iPhone screens need not apply.
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    I was told that when I was a kid. I used it on my MvC2 Dreamcast CD and damage it beyond repair.
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    I have a useless Nokia N9 lying around i'll scratch it and then try this for you :) , (I know it might be a sick joke ) I'll also try it dry and wet (using two different scratches ... :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabkawe5 View Post
    I have a useless Nokia N9 lying around i'll scratch it and then try this for you :) , (I know it might be a sick joke ) I'll also try it dry and wet (using two different scratches ... :)
    I tried toothpaste , Dish washing soup , Car Wax , guess what worked ... nothing ...

    Any other homemade recipes you want to test out ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabkawe5 View Post
    I tried toothpaste , Dish washing soup , Car Wax , guess what worked ... nothing ...

    Any other homemade recipes you want to test out ?
    might as well try super fine grit sand paper and water while your in destruction mode. Or a drimmel buffing tool if you have that lying around.
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    I actually shot the whole thing on video ... if I weren't too freaking sleepy and if they weren't so boring I would've uploaded them.
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    try clear nail polish instead. applied thinly along the scratch.
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    When I said homemade ... :D well lets just say my fiance is far away from me :D
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    Would it test your manhood to go to the store to buy a bottle of clear nail polish? Dude, it isn't hard to do. And it does work.
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