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Monitor Repair

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Mr.Cheeks, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Does anyone know how to get scrathes off a monitor, they are quite deep, its a LCD one.?

    edit: just tried colgate on a small area and it seems to have sorted it

    edit2: it works proper good on the small lighter scrathes, but on the deep ones, it does help only slightly though....
     
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Colgate as in Toothpaste?:blink
     
  3. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    thats the one...

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    when the monitor is off (you cant notice the deep scrathe, but when on and you have a bright background (like now), then you can notice it, but its way better than before...
     
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  5. Baba O'Riley

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    I've used toothpaste on glass scratches a number of times, it works especially well on watches.

    The thing is though Cheeks, how did the hell did you scratch a monitor? Throw stones at it?:blink
     
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  6. MrNice

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    You can repair a scratch on an LCD using toothpaste?
    How does that work then, toothpaste is not particularly abrasive so I guess it's more of a filler?

    Frantically trying to find something scratched so I can try this out!
     
  7. zieeeem

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    I too would like to hear the science behind that!

    Normally when toothpaste goes on a surface like your desk, it sticks and gets flakie, I can't see how it eliviates a monitor scratch! :confused3
     
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  8. twizzle

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    Toothpaste is a very mild abrasive. Its that that gets rid of the scratches. It is a paste so not actually smooth but made up of very fine grains or granules. I can remeber repairing scratches in an acrylic panel on a production machine with toothpaste. Took a while but the scratch disappeared.
    So long as you dont apply it and leave it to dry but use a cloth and a circular motion it should be ok. And when done just wipe it all away. Its a bit like using a polishing paste etc.

    What i'm surprised by is that is was ok on a LCD screen. Normally your told not to use any abrasives on these to clean them and even some CRT cleaning solvents arent safe to use on LCDS.
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    I have also used Duraglit Brasso with good results on watches but I haven't tried it on an LCD screen.
     
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  10. Mr.Cheeks

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    even if it made it worse, i had nothing to lose. paid £5ea for 2x15" HPs, so i started with the one with the deep, heavier scratches...

    now they just look and smell "fresh"
     
  11. Boycie
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    Talking of toothpaste, there was an article in one of the tabloids the other day saying all the models use it to stop spots spreading.:)
     
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    Models with spotty teeth, the mind boggles :twisted:
     
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  13. Boycie
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    he he :D
     
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Crikey - I remember that one from back in the day of too much after-shave, little luck, and last bus home !! :biggrin
     
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    Nothing beats a monitor with fresh breath.:D
     
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    Guys!!!! You're more random than my female friends! :clap
     
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    Awwwwwwwww! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ....er, well that was an easy round!!

    It's fun for bikers...and good practice for pole dancers though! :D
     
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    Hmm bikers and Pole dancers togther??? nope i wont go there!:twisted:
     
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  20. Mr.Cheeks

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    sounds like an interesting combination
     

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