Smartphones are really easy to use thanks to their large touchscreens that dominate the entire front of the handset. The downside is that a scratch on the front can be incredibly annoying, and can often create a rainbow effect on everything that you view.
Toughened glass offers some protection, but even this isn’t enough to completely protect your handset and you can easily get scratches.
A decent case or screen protector can protect against future scratches, but if you’ve already got one, your choices are more limited. If your phone’s insured or under warranty, you may be lucky enough to get a replacement, but for everyone else you need to take matters into your own hands.
Here, we’ll show you how to polish out scratches on glass screens.
1) Tooth Paste – Seems to work well with the advantage of a better smelling phone. But use the Paste type not the Gel type.
- Dab a small amount of toothpaste onto the end of a cotton swab or clean, soft cloth.
- Gently rub the cotton swab or cloth in circular motions on the screen until you see the scratch go away.
- After this, wipe your screen with a slightly dampened cloth to remove any excess toothpaste.
2) Baby Powder – Mix it with a little water and create your own paste.
3) Baking Soda – Not only good to keep your refrigerator smelling fresh, but can do some amazing things with scratches as well.
- Mix two parts baking soda and one part water in a bowl.
- Stir until it forms a thick paste.
- Apply the paste to a clean, soft cloth and gently rub in a circular motion on the phone’s scratches.
- After this, wipe your screen with a fresh, slightly dampened cloth to remove any excess.
4) Brasso, Silvo or other leather care product, has the ability to get into the scratches and remain
clear. Unfortunately they have a strong smell.
- Dip a soft cloth into the polish.
- Rub the cloth up and down the scratch and in circular motions.
- After this, wipe your screen with a fresh cloth to remove any excess.
5) Vegetable oil
For small, hidden scratches, vegetable oil is said to work well as a temporary solution. One drop of vegetable oil on top of scratches can be a quick cosmetic fix.
I hope you can see the pattern here. I looks like different types of pastes and creams are what you should be shooting for. If these don’t work, go to your local pharmacy and see what non abrasive pastes & creams they have.