DIY Fixes for Screen Scratches


No matter how careful we are with our smartphones, accidents will still happen. Your screen might also end up getting scratched due to overuse. No one likes a scratched screen, and, fortunately, with scratches, you can always fix the problem easily. You just need to know some cleaning tricks.

There are many ways to get rid of scratches on your smartphone’s screen, and here are a few ways to do it:

1.  Vegetable Oil
This is a temporary solution for your scratched screen. Using vegetable oil is advisable for cosmetically fixing small smartphone screens. With this method, you can still keep your scratched screen looking presentable and smart.

2.  Turtle Wax and other scratch removing creams
When using polish, some removers are harmful to phones with touchscreens with oleophobic coating. Car scratch removal creams such as turtle wax can be effective and not harm your screen. When you use it, remember to seal the buttons and ports of your smartphone with tape so that none of the wax can get in to your phone’s circuitry. It’s also best to apply your chosen agent using a soft cloth.

3.  Toothpaste
When opting to use toothpaste as a scratch remover, make sure it is not gel-based. To fix the scratch, first put a bit of toothpaste at the end of a cotton swab or soft cloth and gently apply it to the screen in a circular motion. Wipe your screen down with a slightly damp cloth.

4.  Baking Soda
Take two parts baking soda and mix it with one part water until it forms a thick paste. Then take a microfiber cloth and gently apply it on your scratched screen in a circular motion.

5.  Sandpaper
Feeling confident with your carpentry skills? With tougher scratches, one can make use of a square of fine sandpaper. When using sandpaper, make sure that you choose the finest and least abrasive sandpaper and to apply gentle pressure on the screen. This ensures that you’re not making the damage worse.

When is it time to replace your screen?
Can’t buff out the scratch? Is the screen too scratched-up to fix? If so, it may be time to have your screen replaced. You can do it yourself, or have your phone’s service center do it for you. It’s highly recommended that you avail the services of your phone provider to avoid problems.

However, prevention is always better than cure. Get your phone a screen protector to avoid getting those unwanted blemishes on your phone’s screen. And remember to check out for some awesome deals on iPhones and other Apple products. And for the latest news on MacMall, follow @MacMall on Twitter and connect with MacMall on Facebook.

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Louise Mosqueda

Louise is an anti-social being who enjoys the company of animals. A writer by degree and profession, she likes writing about anything her mind comes up with, and learning about the latest gadgets. A video game buff, she prefers the complexity of older video games to new ones. You can usually find her riding public transport, lost in thought about her next blog entry. Know more about her and her anti-social antics by following her blogs and twitter.

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