[rescue] The other question...

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Tue May 27 13:12:28 CDT 2003

If the scratches are not creating any problems with the actual use of
the display (i.e. they don't appear when using the laptop, they are just
visible when the display is off, and you look at it the right way)....

then I wouldn't do anything.  My personal laptop has a couple nicks in the
display which irritate me, but I found that they do not show up when in
use, so what is the point really.

I'd be cautious about using anything on a laptop display.  You could just
make things worse.

Plus, unless the scratch is bad, you are selling a used laptop.  Laptops
take abuse, and a scratch or scuff here or there is to be expected.  Anyone
buing a used laptop expecting perfection shouldn't be buying a used laptop.

-- Curt

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>Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 09:46:52 -0700
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>Subject: Re: [rescue] The other question...
>On Tue, 27 May 2003 09:01:42 -0500, "Bill Bradford" <mrbill at mrbill.net>
>> On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 08:48:21AM +0200, Bjorn Ramqvist wrote:
>> > Uhm. I don't know if there's a huge difference in plastics used for
>> > touch-screens and LCDs, but I'd contact the manufacturer about it. I've
>> > seen glass-polish for ordinary CRT tubes, but never for LCDs...
>> I've seen plenty of it, for use w/PDAs.  The scratch-removal stuff used
>> for PDAs should be fine on laptops...
>Bill, is this the stuff you've seen?  Displex Display Polish:
>I was concerned about trying this, as it's intended for cell phones
>and the touch screens (which are overlays on top of the LCDs) on
>The LCDs on all the laptops I've seen do not have an overlay on
>top--it's just the surface of the LCD.
>I know of some other plastic polishing brands, such as Novus,
>which I am familiar with from working with plexiglas and lexan.
>I read elsewhere to not try to get the scratches out, but to instead
>"hide them" with a light application of ArmorAll into the scratch.
>I'm not planning on keeping the laptop where I'm trying to fix the 
>scratches as I am going to be selling it.  But I also don't want to
>do anything that's going to make the problem worse--i.e. use an
>untested solution.
>  N. Miller
>  vraptor at promessage.com
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Curtis Wilbar
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