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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by squid, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. squid

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    Hi is there a product out there sutable for removing scratches froma plasma screen . Today my daughter thought it would be a good idear to make a picture using a sward shapped letter opener andthe screen of my plasm :mad: :mad: .As you can imagine I am not all to happy about it .

    Ihave seen kits around for getting rid of scratches on cds and dvds would it be any good for a plasma . Anyone got a link to somthing that would do the trick . She has made a right mess of the thing. Needless tosay she is never setting an unsupervised foot in the cinema ever again :(
     
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    Oh dear ...... Quess someones pocket money will soon be stopped :)

    If the scratches are very minor you could try Braso or similiar - I used to use it to take scratches out of video game screens - It works as a mild abrasive.

    Chances are though it would remove the screen coatings as well leaving ugly patches.

    Any chance of your household insurance covering it ?

    Cheers
    Kevin.
     
  3. squid

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    no my insurance only covers fire and theft , not acts of "god all mighty what the hell have you done" . I't a techwood and i'm not sure if it has a screen coating seems to just be a shinny plastic .

    Might be worth having a go with somthing like that though as even if it has got a coating there would'nt realy be a patch , not with what she has done to it , there is more scratched screen than not scratched :(
     
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    God's Teeth! You could certainly try the scratch fillers for cd's, there's no downside as far as I can see. If it were a Panasonic or something, they'd probably put a new front screen on for a cost. Is there a customer care number in the paperwork? Might be worth trying, though this is a currys own brand job, don't hold your breath.
     
  5. squid

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    I think the only customer care for this is master care so don't think there would be too much help there. What makes the whole situation worse is that I have been waiting for them to come and pic it up "for the last 6 weeks+"as it was going back .I very much dought they will take it back in this state . Son not only am I stuck with a screen I am not all to happy with but one with a damage screen . I am not all to happy at all

    Don't realy know what the hell to do now . The wife has sugested that we stick it up in th bedroom and that I save and get somthing a bit better for the cinema. It's allways nice when the other half understands what an HC can meen to to us blokes ( especialy a sad act like me who hardly ever leaves it, well apart from to get more snacks and beer in of course )
     
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    Simon,

    if you've taken out a Master Care policy, it might just be an insurance policy and in that case you may be covered by acts of children!

    If the screen has coatings, such as anti static and anti glare, any attempt to polish out the scratch is going to remove them. Does the screen look kind of purple when it's off and you look at an angle? If not, you're fine. Then, comes the problem of how to remove the scratch.

    Previously, someone suggested trying CD scratch remover and I think that's a very good suggestion and should be tried first. I've heard of people using very find grades of sandpaper to remove scratches on TVs before, but I've also seen what someone tried to do on his TV - it wasn't a pleasant sight! Plastics can be polished up to remove scratches, and certainly glass can be too.

    I've also heard of various compounds being used to polish glass, you use a cloth and put this on just as you would T-Cut. It would be best to talk with someone who specialises in this first.

    All the best,

    Dr John Sim.

    PS – Just to state for the record – my advise is to talk with some who is a specialist in polishing glass before attempting anything!
     
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    The front screen is plastic, so the scratch filling approach is likely to be best to try, and of course most reversible. It might even be worth trying Mr Sheen or similar. It does wonders on Motorcycle helmet visors, which are acrylic.
     
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    Ouch! sorry to hear about your problem, stable door and all that, but it might be worth if kids might be a problem around Plasmas to invest in a thin sheet of plexiglass or similiar to protect the front screen surface, this shouldnt pose a problem for reflections in most situations but in some it may be to reflective, doesnt help you now though.
    Quite honeslty Simon, if the scrathes are as I suspect and quite deep, you really dont stand a chance of them polishing out without leaving witness marks on the surface, sorry.

    Cry down the phone to your supplier, or get the wife to? a sob story might just get some reaction, even if it is MC.

    Best regards David
     
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    I`ve got a tube of stuff here called DISPLEX display polish which i bought of a mobile phone trader, Its recommended for mobile phone screens but i would think it would work the same on you plasma screen ?

    Maybe worth popping down to your local mobile phone shop ?

    Cheers
     
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    Rule of thumb from a horses mouth today is that if you can feel the scratch with your fingernail it will not "polish" out..........

    Best regards David
     
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    thanks guys for the kind words :)

    Yes I can well and truely feel the scratches they are rather nasty indeed .Think I'll get myself some of that scratch willer and give it a go .

    Usualy the kids are not allowed in the cinema on there own and the door is locked . She has just been and had her adanoids out though so has been off school . I popped out to do a bit of shopping the wife was in the kitchen so I left her watching cartoons . Then this is what I come back too :( :( . So I can't even fly off the handle with her as she is still under the weather from the op..

    I supose it could allways have been worse , she could have knocked the bugger over .Don't think any amount of polishing would sort that out
     
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    Box it up and keep quiet:devil:

    Then blame them! Bloody Curry's.
     
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    My kids have marked my screen, 2 light scratches on the screen - anyone know of anything that might get rid of them?
     
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    Someone a little while ago used the rubber on the end of a pencil and that seemed to work.:)
     
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    Yeah this will work if the screen has a mark on it and not a scratch -

    If the screen is scratched theres not alot you can do...sorry - but the rubber from a pencil will not magically make a scratch go away!
     
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    Have you tried it?:)
     
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    Not sure I'd risk it myself... guess I just have to live with it, they are barely noticeable, but I'll always know they're there :(
     

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