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2000\12\08@072158 by Randy Glenn

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I seem to have made a 1/2 to 3/4 centimeter scratch on the glass of my 17"
monitor - not much, but noticeable, since it's right in the middle. Anything
I can do to fix this without spending much money?

Thanks,

-Randy Glenn

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2000\12\08@075532 by Fred Bailey

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Try a windshield repair kit from an automotive parts store. They sell a liquid
that fills the scratch. Then use a polishing compound for plastic until it is
less visible.

Regards,

Fred Bailey
Transistor Devices Inc.

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2000\12\08@083446 by Russell McMahon

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>I seem to have made a 1/2 to 3/4 centimeter scratch on the glass of my 17"
>monitor - not much, but noticeable, since it's right in the middle.
Anything
>I can do to fix this without spending much money?


Scratches in other sensitive media (such as CD ROM surface or perspex plinth
covers) respond well to metal polish ("Brasso") or toothpaste. I have
recovered CDs which were beyond use using toothpaste.

You  may need to use something slightly harsher with glass. (Jiff scouring
suspension?)
Whatever you use, try it on a piece of scrap glass first.
YMMV.


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2000\12\08@083657 by David Kott

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> I seem to have made a 1/2 to 3/4 centimeter scratch on the glass of my 17"
> monitor - not much, but noticeable, since it's right in the middle.
Anything
> I can do to fix this without spending much money?
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Randy Glenn

Get some glass buffing compound at your local hardware store.  Apply a
little to a rag and using small circular motions buff the area around the
monitor.  Caveat emptor, I've never done this to a monitor, only a scratched
window.

There was also a buffing compound I got for one of my pistols called...
Simulchrome?, Simichrome?  I can't remember.  It is a small metal yellow
tube that you can get at any shooting sports store, or a decent sporting
goods store.  It takes metal to a high polish.

-d

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2000\12\08@091026 by Roman Black

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Randy Glenn wrote:
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> I seem to have made a 1/2 to 3/4 centimeter scratch on the glass of my 17"
> monitor - not much, but noticeable, since it's right in the middle. Anything
> I can do to fix this without spending much money?

Try super glue (crazy glue?) cyano acrylate. It will fill the
scratch changing it from a annoying white color to a transparent
color. Then do some polishing with a automotive compound sold
to polish clear plastic visors and windscreens on motorbikes.
Will only cost a few dollars. We are TV repairer and have fixed
a number of screens this way. :o)
-Roman

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2000\12\08@135044 by mike

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On Sat, 9 Dec 2000 01:45:32 +1300, you wrote:

>>I seem to have made a 1/2 to 3/4 centimeter scratch on the glass of my 17"
>>monitor - not much, but noticeable, since it's right in the middle.
>Anything
>>I can do to fix this without spending much money?
>
>
>Scratches in other sensitive media (such as CD ROM surface or perspex plinth
>covers) respond well to metal polish ("Brasso") or toothpaste. I have
>recovered CDs which were beyond use using toothpaste.
>
>You  may need to use something slightly harsher with glass. (Jiff scouring
>suspension?)
>Whatever you use, try it on a piece of scrap glass first.
>YMMV.
Be careful, as monitors often have anti-reflection coatings, and if
you mess it up it could end up looking much worse than the initial
scratch. Try a small amount on a corner first.
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2000\12\08@164338 by Nigel Goodwin

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In message <spam_OUTNDBBLGEHGLHAOEKCDCNDOEONDJAA.PICxpertTakeThisOuTspamhome.com>, Randy Glenn
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>I seem to have made a 1/2 to 3/4 centimeter scratch on the glass of my 17"
>monitor - not much, but noticeable, since it's right in the middle. Anything
>I can do to fix this without spending much money?

Going back many years, there used to be polishing kits available for
removing scratches from TV tubes - I presume you could probably still
find something similar?. They do tend to give a flat spot where they
were polished though (fairly obviously!), you could try asking at a
glass supplier.
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2000\12\08@211147 by Randy Glenn

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I figured that. Would some sort of transparent wax work, do you think?

-Randy Glenn

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2000\12\10@185220 by Gennette, Bruce

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'Canada Balsum' is a clear glue with almost the same refractive index as
glass. If you fill the (cleaned) scratch with this it should disappear.

Almost any High School will have this stuff - it is used in Geology to glue
thin slices of rock to glass slides for polishing, also used in Biology to
glue small sections of plant and animal in 'permanent' slides (water would
dry out in a day or so, Canada Balsum is a 50 year solution).

Also sold in good drug stores and hobby shops.

bye.


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2000\12\10@194702 by David VanHorn

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A fine polishing paste, made from the bones of the scratchee, should help,
one way or the other. :)

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2000\12\11@155333 by Randy Glenn

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Here's an idea I just had reading a Radio Shack catalog: would a CD scratch
repair  kit work?

-Randy Glenn

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2000\12\11@155957 by David VanHorn

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At 03:38 PM 12/11/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Here's an idea I just had reading a Radio Shack catalog: would a CD scratch
>repair  kit work?

Not on glass.
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2000\12\12@214636 by miked

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> At 03:38 PM 12/11/00 -0500, you wrote:
> >Here's an idea I just had reading a Radio Shack catalog: would a CD scratch
> >repair  kit work?
>
> Not on glass.
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On TV they are advertising somehing called Scratch Be Gone for
eyeglasses. Looks like a black grease pencil. In the ad the scratch the
glasses with sand paper and steel wool and then rub them out after.

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2000\12\13@012234 by David VanHorn

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>On TV they are advertising somehing called Scratch Be Gone for
>eyeglasses. Looks like a black grease pencil. In the ad the scratch the
>glasses with sand paper and steel wool and then rub them out after.

Different stuff, and anyone that tries that on my titanium and glass
glasses (with photogray and nikon anti-reflective coating) is going to be
one hurting puppy.


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