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Surface scratches to LCD screen

I have come home from work to find a series of surface scratches on my LCD  screen....just deep enough to be felt with a fingernail being lightly brushed over them, but at the same time, very visible when the TV is off (ie screen is black).

Because I know they are there, I can also see one or two of them when the background is white (TV on).

I have googled for help to remove them and have come across the "white eraser" method or "petroleum jelly" application.

Have done neither as yet, would appreciate your help and advice please?

Kind Regards

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Ive tried the vaseline method (petroleum jelly) and you must be sure not to apply too much on the screen or else it will smudge around the scratch and it is hard to buff out, but if you fill the scratch in and wipe off the excess around it, then it should be barely visible.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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