Scratched plastic screen

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Sat Dec 9 12:31:04 2000

For most plastics, it might be better to have a soap-and-water lubricated
abrasive. That would get rid of the plastic particles so they don't smear,
though it would require MUCH more abrasive compound. With toothpaste, at
least in the context of soft molded plastics, it might do more to smudge and
discolor the plastic, as it is mixed with the surface.

I've used it for polishing metals quite successfully, though.


----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2000 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: Scratched plastic screen

> In a message dated 12/9/00 12:52:27 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> > There's a material, basically a buffing rouge, available at crafts shops
> > some plastic retailers, that works better than the baking soda. The
> problem
> > with baking soda is that it's not aggressive enough and therefore
> a
> > lot of rubbing that works out badly for other plastic parts. The
> > more abrasive rouge, which is mixed with a lubricant of some sort,
> off
> > more of the plastic but doesn't require as much effort. That's the
> > thing I use for cleaning CD's, so it seems to work OK.
> >
> > I'd advise you to avoid the Dremel tool, since it gets the plastic hot
> > thereby risks permanently distoring the optical properties of the lens.
> >
> > Dick
> I have also heard of using toothpaste, but has anyone ever tried it?
> DB Young ICQ: 29427634
> hurry, hurry, step right up! see the computers you used as a kid!
Received on Sat Dec 09 2000 - 12:31:04 GMT

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