Scratched phone screen

Can I polish out scratches on my mobile phone screen, and if so, with what?
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If the scratch is deep you will end up with a dint in the screen if you successfully polish the scratch out. Try filling it with varnish or wetting it with an oil or Mr Sheen.
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says...

Unless you flat everything back with wet & dry first, in which case you just end up with a thinner screen.
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Mike Barnes wrote:

If its an LCD chances are you might damage it with pressure being applied to it.
However if scratches are very light on a plastic transparency the use of brasso rubbed in a circular motion will erase most of the scratch.
Brasso is a fine cutting agent.
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That's a good reason to buy phones with cheap covers.
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Brasso or burnishing cream work well.
Henry
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On Sun, 11 Sep 2005 21:36:27 UTC, Mike Barnes

I once got some mobile phone screen scratch removal polish. It came in a 'refurbish' kit on special offer from Orange. I bought the kit because it was the cheapest way of getting a new antenna (also included)...
I guess it was a very fine abrasive (small tube, about superglue size). Jeweller's rouge?
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Mike Barnes wrote:

Sounds far fetched but I heard of tobacco ash being used for TV screens. Phil
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When I polished a piece of beach found amber for my wife I started with fine wet and dry followed by burnishing paste and finished with moistened cigarette ash as the final polish. It would take ages getting a deep scratch out with it though.
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Try T-cut and a duster. Also handy for scratched safty-specs.
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Mike Barnes wrote:

If you are on contract with insurance, drop it on the floor from sufficient height to kill it and claim a new one.
If on contract without insurance, then wait until up-grade time and get a new phone for free. That is what I do with Orange.
If it is pay as you go, then it is time to throw it away and get a new phone. :-)
The batteries die at about 18 to 24 months anyway.
Dave
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wrote:
| Mike Barnes wrote: | > Can I polish out scratches on my mobile phone screen, and if so, with | > what? | > | If you are on contract with insurance, drop it on the floor from | sufficient height to kill it and claim a new one. | | If on contract without insurance, then wait until up-grade time and get | a new phone for free. That is what I do with Orange. | | If it is pay as you go, then it is time to throw it away and get a new | phone. :-) | | The batteries die at about 18 to 24 months anyway.
Alternatively just buy a new case at a mobile phone shop. Avoid Harry Potter ones if not a child.
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snipped-for-privacy@btopenworld.com says...

I hope that this is not a proven fact.
If it's true then mine have been dead for 3 years!
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Ziggur wrote:

Depends what you mean by dead for 3 years. If a phone battery is still gong after 3 years, then the re-charge time will come around that much faster.
My last phone, a Nokia 6310, would last nearly 2 weeks on standby, after being re-charged.
How long does your phone last.
Dave
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This worked well on my Palm...
http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/product/3298.htm
Roy
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Yup, that's the stuff I mentioned I got in my Orange pack. Worked well for me too.
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In uk.d-i-y, RzB wrote:

Thanks, I'll give that a go. BTW it's a bit cheaper on eBay (but what isn't?).
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Watch out for postage on Ebay...

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In uk.d-i-y, RzB wrote:

It was 3.98 including postage and did the job perfectly. Unfortunately my Nokia 6100 has (had!) a coated screen, so, as it says in the instructions, once you start you have to polish *all* the coating off, which took about half an hour of very hard rubbing before I ran out of patience in the corners. Fortunately the advice to mask off the area round the screen was unnecessary - masking tape simply can't stand up to that sort of rubbing.
I now have one sparkling scratch-free screen (and a rather sore finger). Thanks to all.
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A Warning: Do not trust mobilefun.co.uk. I do not know how they operate in England, but my experience purchasing
from abroad (Italy) showed they are not deserving any confidence. Firstly, they (two times!) accepted online my payment with Credit Card, and then wrote me in the Aknowledgement of the order they require
instead a Bank transfer (so they saved commissions to my expenses!). Then, following to my having transferred them money in excess, instead of returning me the remaining sum as they promised on the phone (10 GBP
over a 50 GBP purchase) they sent me an invoice with the price increased of exactly 10 GBP higher, so that the excess money disappeared in their pockets. And to my letters they responded confirming the "error" but never returned me the differnce. They cannot be trusted, therefore!
Mike Barnes ha scritto:

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