iPhone scratch removal

gu014

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Hello,
I realize this question has been posted previously, but i did not find a solid solution so i will ask again.

I have two minor scratches. One is directly to the left of the earpiece while the second is in the middle left. Like i said, both are relitively minor.

I was just wondering if anyone had any recommended products that i could try to remove these scratches with.

I unsuccessfuly attempted to exchange this at the Apple store. The gentlemen recommended against trying any of the creams that are used for 'ipod' scratch removal as they are too abrasive. I assume i would need to use some sort of glass polisher?

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
 

ColsTiger

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Hello,
I realize this question has been posted previously, but i did not find a solid solution so i will ask again.

I have two minor scratches. One is directly to the left of the earpiece while the second is in the middle left. Like i said, both are relitively minor.

I was just wondering if anyone had any recommended products that i could try to remove these scratches with.

I unsuccessfuly attempted to exchange this at the Apple store. The gentlemen recommended against trying any of the creams that are used for 'ipod' scratch removal as they are too abrasive. I assume i would need to use some sort of glass polisher?

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Nothing has been posted about repairing scratches on this forum. You can send it back to Apple and let them replace the touchscreen, but it'll cost you $279.
 

gadgetguy

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Use that cloth they give you in the iPhone box. Rub the piss outta the scratches with it. They will come out.
Place a piece of wetted t-shirt over your index finger with a dab of toothpaste. It works on a million things & I have used it for years. Toothpaste is a mild abrasive!
 

kbhark

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Would toothpaste really work on glass? I have a mild scratch on the bottom of my screen to the right of the home button. Is there any chance it will damage the screen?
 

Tinman

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Would toothpaste really work on glass? I have a mild scratch on the bottom of my screen to the right of the home button. Is there any chance it will damage the screen?
While the toothpaste trick does work, I would make sure to use plain white toothpaste (not a gel). I would also avoid some of the "whitening" types as these sometimes have more grit (you easily tell by, well, brushing your teeth with it!).



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gadgetguy

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Would toothpaste really work on glass? I have a mild scratch on the bottom of my screen to the right of the home button. Is there any chance it will damage the screen?
The screen is tempered glass. The toothpaste will take the scratch out if it isn`t too deep. It will take a lot of polishing to get it out. When I was in the glass businesss we used cerium oxide & a buffing wheel to take out scratches on tempered glass.
 

iphonenut

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The screen is tempered glass. The toothpaste will take the scratch out if it isn`t too deep. It will take a lot of polishing to get it out. When I was in the glass businesss we used cerium oxide & a buffing wheel to take out scratches on tempered glass.
is that found in plain white toothpaste or can i find this in another product? i, too have small scratches and would be interested in buffing them out.
 

gadgetguy

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is that found in plain white toothpaste or can i find this in another product? i, too have small scratches and would be interested in buffing them out.
Cerium oxcide is a buffing compound & is not in any toothpaste. Use just plain white toothpaste & see if you can get the scratch out. Again, if its too deep you probably won`t get it all out. The toothpaste should also take out small scratches on any of the other surfaces on the iPhone also.
 
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Quick Question

I was wondering, you said that the toothpaste trick will work with other surfaces of the iPhone. Is this correct? I have a few scratches on the back of my phone from my keys being in the same pocket as my phone and would like to have them removed. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

gadgetguy

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I was wondering, you said that the toothpaste trick will work with other surfaces of the iPhone. Is this correct? I have a few scratches on the back of my phone from my keys being in the same pocket as my phone and would like to have them removed. Thanks in advance for your help.
If your scratches are not too deep, then the toothpaste should take them out. With a lot of rubbing, the deeper scratches will at least not look so bad. Good Luck!