It is possible to get rid of scratches from a phone without having to pay for a professional screen replacement. Any smartphone can benefit from these scratch removal techniques.
Protect Your Screen by Hiding Scratches
To begin with, get a screen protector and place it over your scratched screen. This can sometimes conceal hairline scratches. It also protects your screen from future scratches and cracks by preventing the scratches from getting worse.
NOTE: While a display screen protector may usually hide minor scratches, if you have a deep scratch, it may just make it more obvious by trapping an air bubble behind the protector. However, the screen protector will make it easier to utilize the screen without getting your finger or stylus stuck on a scratch.
Polish Your Phone’s Scratches With Three Micron Diamond Paste
Diamond Paste is a fine diamond powder that can be used to gently sand and smooth surfaces, as well as erase scratches from phone displays. Depending on the depth of the scratch, a coarser paste may be used first, followed by a smoother paste.
- To protect the compound from clinging to the unscratched regions of your screen, use tape to cover them. It’s preferable to work on one screen section at a time.
- A felt tool is commonly included in diamond polishing kits to apply the paste and work it into the scratch. You might also use the eraser side of a pencil instead. Work a little amount of diamond polishing paste across the scratch with your tool.
- Work the paste into the scratched area in various directions and angles for about three minutes, pushing hard.
- Your scratches will appear to vanish as the paste solidifies. Remove any residual paste and examine the scratch.
Use glue to fill in the scratches on your phone
Fill up scratches on your phone’s screen with epoxy, Gorilla, or super glue. The trick is to start with a tiny quantity. Here’s how to fill in your screen scratches using adhesive.
- After you’ve covered your phone’s ports, tape the area surrounding the damage to keep the adhesive from flowing into places that aren’t scratched.
- Apply a small layer of glue to the scratched area.
- Smooth the glue into the crevices with a paint scraper.
- Continue to work and smooth the adhesive across the scrape until it hardens.
- Once the adhesive has dry, wipe away the excess glue with fingernail polish remover placed onto a cotton ball, being careful not to let the liquid run into the ports.
Polish The Scratches on Your Phone to Make Them Disappear
While it is impossible to entirely eliminate scratches, they can be smoothed down and minimized so that they are less visible and felt. Turn your phone off and cover the ports with tape before attempting any of these screen repairs to avoid fluids from leaking into the phone’s components and causing damage.
Please use these methods at your own risk. Some of the oleophobic coating, a thin layer of a substance that helps your fingers to glide over the touch screen, may be removed by polishing. You risk losing parts of the screen’s coatings even with the gentle abrasive treatments indicated below.
Scratches on your phone can be removed with household cleaners
Make a polishing paste with baking soda or cornstarch in a ratio of two parts powder to one part water. The consistency of the mixture should be thick rather than runny. Rub the paste into the cracks using a microfiber cleaning cloth.
You might also use a slightly moist Magic Eraser sponge to smooth out the cracks on your phone.
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