Fixing dents on the polished plastic around screen?Support


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  1. gaw316

    gaw316 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys,

    long time lurker here.

    So I purchased my Incredible only a few weeks after it was first released. Love it... haven't had problems like a lot of the other people here when they first bought it. Anyways... I love my phone..

    What I don't love however, is the freaking case I purchased when I first got the phone. Was a verizon snap on hard cover... broke recently.

    Being the clutz that I am, I left the phone on my lap while in the car, and when I stepped out I forgot it was there... and BOOM, clanked on the concrete.

    Have some abrasions on the shiny black plastic around the screen...

    I was wondering, is there anyway to fix this, or have it repaired? anything?

    IT DRIVES ME NUTS!

    I did extensive searching, and could only come across this as a possible solution..

    Scratch Remover for iPhone 3G S Back, iPod, White MacBook, DVDs, LCD Screens - Ice Creme Scratch Remover Polishes and Restores Surfaces

    Would that work?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. SemiAntiConductor

    SemiAntiConductor Banned

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    I carry around my phone with no case, only a screen protector. The shiny plastic bezel you are talking about is the only thing exposed that you cant easily change without talking the phone apart. Only option is to buff it out if you dont want to replace it. Is it really worth doing though??
     
  3. gaw316

    gaw316 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yes. haha. it is... well not replacing it. I just feel like it's... tarnished. call it ocd.
     
  4. SemiAntiConductor

    SemiAntiConductor Banned

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    Good luck with that $22 scratch remover. Let us know how it goes.
     
  5. gaw316

    gaw316 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    You think it should do the trick? Just based on what the description says?
     
  6. SemiAntiConductor

    SemiAntiConductor Banned

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    I dont know I never used it. Seems to have gotten a good review though. How deep are the scratches?
     
  7. gaw316

    gaw316 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    they're more like nicks in that plastic. That's what concerns me... I don't understand how it would be able to physically fill them.
     
  8. SemiAntiConductor

    SemiAntiConductor Banned

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    Oh forget that scratch remover then its not going to help one bit if there are nicks.
     
  9. wayrad

    wayrad Well-Known Member

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    A nick would have to be filled with something (I'm not sure what you would use on plastic) and the filled spot would have to be sanded down level with the surface and then buffed. There's a strong chance it would come out looking worse than it does now, and you'll be even more unhappy.

    Why not just put a better case on there so the nicks don't show?
     
  10. SemiAntiConductor

    SemiAntiConductor Banned

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    Ya just get a case for it.
     
  11. gaw316

    gaw316 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    got myself a nice new case today... but I'm a little tweaked there's nicks under it still. oh well lol.
     

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