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'[OT]: Scratch on Monitor'
2001\10\08@004843 by Josh Koffman

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Hi all. I have an Apple monitor (so it's a Trinitron tube) that has a
scratch on it. Any idea how to fix this? I've heard of people using
toothpaste and a buffing wheel to do it, but this tube seems to have
some sort of coating...not really sure what it is, but I can see where
it has been damaged. Almost looks like something that was sprayed on or
something. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas, they'd be muchly
appreciated.

Thanks,

Josh Koffman

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2001\10\08@011108 by Tim Hamel

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Josh,

Toothpaste is used because of the gritty affect it has. Whenever I de-scratch
CDs, I use aluminum oxide in paste form which works wonders.

Regards,

Tim Hamel

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2001\10\08@014638 by Josh Koffman

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I realized why it was being used. I'm just not sure it would work on
that tube, and what effect it might have on that coating I noticed.

Thanks,

Josh Koffman

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2001\10\08@093926 by M. Adam Davis

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I remember a long discussion on this awhile ago, don't remember where.
I'd check the repairfaq, first, though.  I imagine it's on there.

http://www.repairfaq.org/

IIRC, the consensus was that there was nothing you could do and still
keep that coating.  If you use a polish of some sort, you'll end up with
a smooth spot on the monitor face.  Most people suggested filling it in
with some sort of clear when dry compound, then polishing.

-Adam

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2001\10\08@211519 by Dwayne Reid

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At 01:02 AM 10/8/01 -0400, Josh Koffman wrote:
>Hi all. I have an Apple monitor (so it's a Trinitron tube) that has a
>scratch on it. Any idea how to fix this? I've heard of people using
>toothpaste and a buffing wheel to do it, but this tube seems to have
>some sort of coating...not really sure what it is, but I can see where
>it has been damaged. Almost looks like something that was sprayed on or
>something.

I suspect the coating is an anti-glare treatment.  That may also be all
that is scratched.

Fred Langa (langalist.com) suggests using Armor-All.  I haven't tried it
myself but I don't think that it can damage anything.

dwayne




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2001\10\08@223940 by Bob Barr

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Dwayne Reid wrote:
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>At 01:02 AM 10/8/01 -0400, Josh Koffman wrote:
>>Hi all. I have an Apple monitor (so it's a Trinitron tube) that has a
>>scratch on it. Any idea how to fix this? I've heard of people using
>>toothpaste and a buffing wheel to do it, but this tube seems to have
>>some sort of coating...not really sure what it is, but I can see where
>>it has been damaged. Almost looks like something that was sprayed on or
>>something.
>
>I suspect the coating is an anti-glare treatment.  That may also be all
>that is scratched.
>
>Fred Langa (langalist.com) suggests using Armor-All.  I haven't tried it
>myself but I don't think that it can damage anything.
>

I wonder if that scratch remover for cars would work. Sorry, I can't
remember the name of it.

They're always running infomercials for it on the cable channels. Some sort
of 'super crystalite' formula that miraculously fills in scratches in car
finishes. Yeah, I know, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
:=)

Has anybody tried it? Or even remember the name?

Regards, Bob


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2001\10\08@232849 by Josh Koffman

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Actually, I was wondering about those CD scratch removers. Any ideas
what they would do on glass? My concern is that they might not stick to
the glass as they're made for the plastic CDs.

Josh

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2001\10\09@104715 by John Ferrell

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If the scratch is very light you can simply hide it with a tiny bit of
Vaseline. It will be necessary to carefully clean out any dust first. Feel
of the scratch with a finger nail and make certain that it is truly a
scratch.

If a substantial amount of glass is missing it might be worthwhile to check
out one of the automotive glass chip repair kits.

John Ferrell
6241 Phillippi Rd
Julian NC 27283
Phone: (336)685-9606
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2001\10\09@155109 by Barry Gershenfeld

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>> > They're always running infomercials for it on the cable channels. Some
>sort
>> > of 'super crystalite' formula that miraculously fills in scratches in
>car
>> > finishes. Yeah, I know, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably
>is.
>> > :=)


As Click 'n' Clack would say, "Look for something with the word "miracle"
on the label.  :-)


>If a substantial amount of glass is missing it might be worthwhile to check
>out one of the automotive glass chip repair kits.
>

If a substantial amount of glass is missing I would think about whether the
implosion protection has been compromised.

Barry

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2001\10\09@162332 by Dale Botkin

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> >If a substantial amount of glass is missing it might be worthwhile to check
> >out one of the automotive glass chip repair kits.
> >
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> If a substantial amount of glass is missing I would think about whether the
> implosion protection has been compromised.

Substantial would have to be REALLY substantial, like enough to make the
tube completely useless.

A while back we decided to try to break some monitors (slow day at the
office).  I had a few old IBM terminal monitors in the bottom of the
Dumpster, face up, about 8' down from where I was heaving large, heavy
(~8-15#) power supplies.  Corner first, as hard as I could throw - I could
scratch and chip the CRT face, but not one broke, ever.  I considered
fetching a pistol from home but thought the better of it.  Anyway, we
could snap the necks pretty easily, but never did get one to implode.  We
couldn't even break them once vacuum was relieved.  Now maybe IBM uses
special ultra-thick bulletproof tubes in their 14" 3192 color terminals,
but I doubt it...

Dale

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2001\10\09@170523 by Peter L. Peres

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Try an automotive windscreen scratch repair kit. If you can get some
Canada Balsam (optical use) it should work too but the car windshield
repair kit will do it better.

Peter

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2001\10\09@174736 by John Ferrell

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I have broken a few of these intentionally. The face plates are mighty
tough. Tough enough to make .22 caliber rimfire ricochet...
John Ferrell
6241 Phillippi Rd
Julian NC 27283
Phone: (336)685-9606
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2001\10\09@184126 by Josh Koffman

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Thank you all for your responses. I will let you know when (if) I try
anything. It's a used monitor I just got. I got it cheap because the
case was pretty badly scratched, and written on. A little bit of glue,
some plastic, and a can of spray paint and the monitor doesn't look too
back (except for one of the cracks...I forgot to paint one of the
edges..doh!). There is a little scratch on the screen, I will have to
see how badly it bothers me once I start using the screen. The scratch
isn't too deep, but I'm not sure I want to start polishing away the
glass. The first thing I'll try is to fill it so I don't see the little
black "tick" mark. Then if that doesn't work, we'll have to see.

Thanks!

Josh

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