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LG 37LC46 1080P LCD TV - Scratches on Black Plasic Around TV Screen

Is there any way to remove scratches from the black plastic that is around the tv screen on an LG 37LV46 LCD tv.
Not sure how they managed to get there but am really upset they are as I've only have the TV for 5 weeks.

PleasePleasePlease help me.

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  • snickster Aug 24, 2008

    Unfortunately , I have the same problem with a new Panasonic LCD . I scratched it while installing it in the side of a motorhome to watch while tailgating. Makes me sick to look at it ! I would like to try to polish the scratches out , but I sure don't want to make it worse. Does anyone have any ideas how to take care of the problem ?


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There are aftermarket products out there that can mend scratches on the plastic panels of LCD TVs, making look like new again...Try Novus Plastic Scratch Remover.

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Black fingernail polish is popular now, so I'm going to buy some today and see if that works. Dab it on slowly is my plan. I don't see why that wouldn't work.

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Clean the surface of the LCD screen with a barely damp cloth.
  • Step 2 Dry the screen with a soft, clean cloth.
  • Step 3 Rub a generous amount of petroleum jelly into the scratch using a cotton swab. The petroleum jelly should fill in the scratch and remain there.
  • Step 4 Immediately wipe the excess petroleum jelly off of the screen with a soft cloth being careful to leave some petroleum jelly inside the scratch to act as a patch or filler.
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  • Step 4 Immediately wipe the excess petroleum jelly off of the screen with a soft cloth being careful to leave some petroleum jelly inside the scratch to act as a patch or filler.

  • This scratch repair method is effective because of optical density. The optical density of petroleum jelly matches the plastic, LCD screen coating more closely than that of air.
  • To avoid future scratches or gouges, you might consider purchasing a LCD screen protector. These screen protectors are generally made of a thin, plastic film and affix to the screen without adhesives. Not only can they protect against scratches, but they also keep the screen free of dirt, oil and dust while simultaneously reducing glare.
  • When wiping the screen as described Step 4, avoid pressing too hard or you will inadvertently remove the petroleum jelly from inside the scratch.
  • Using petroleum jelly to fill a scratch on your LCD screen could void your screen's warranty. If you are concerned about warranty issues, consult your user's manual for more information.
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