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Vizio LCD Screen Scratch

I was moving and thought I protected the screen enough but I still ended up with a 1/4'' scratch in the lower right hand corner of my 42'' LCD Vizio. Its just deep enough to catch my finger nail. Is there any commercial product i can use to get rid of it? Is there anything I can do or will I have to live with it for the life of the set?

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  • jmyers1182 Jan 13, 2009

    Thanks for your quick answers! I read somewhere else about the Vaseline idea and I am just afraid that it will just smear and smudge my screen. The pencil sounds like it might be worth a try. I'm going to take a look in the manual and see if it says anything but im sure it wont. Thanks to both of you for your help, I will keep this updated if I find anything.

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There is A product for repairing scratches on CD's and DVD's. It is a wax type pencil that fills the scratch then "polishes" it away. It will not take it away completely, but should make it bearable. I Did the samething with my first widescreen. You an pickup this at circuit city for around ten bucks! Let me know how helpful this was! Good Luck!

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Hi jmyers1182, With out replacing the polarization film on the screen there is no guaranteed way of repairing the scratch. A method of disguising the scratch is to use Vaseline, very lightly rub the Vaseline into the scratch and carefully wipe away excess. I have used this method and it works on some and not on others. Let me know how it goes and please rate this solution. lone99star

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