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

Hi,
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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