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Fixing scratches on front of screen

My 4 year ould took a rock to the front of the TV today and scratched it pretty good. Is there a way to buff them out or get a replacement part (Screen only)

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  • lagunacc Sep 08, 2008

    my 2 year old took a pen to the front of are pro jection tv. is there a way to buff out or repair the scrathes?

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I doubt it will make much difference, but try lens cleaner, check this link.

http://www.brightsolutionsinc.com/

Any commercial grade plastic cleaner/ buffing soloution might be worth a try.

The product may damage the outer screen though. I recently replaced all 3 for about $500 after my kid shot them out with a BB gun.

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Much like anything in your home, TV screens get dirty with fingerprints and dust and require a periodic cleaning. Keeping your TV screen clean is essential for ensuring a clear picture. However, cleaning the front of your TV is not something that should be left for the cleaning lady. The use of certain cleaning products and solvents can damage the front of your TV screen. Special care must be taken in order to make sure that your TV screen is cleaned properly.
Every kind of TV has different steps for proper cleaning. If you are unsure what kind of TV you own, consult your TV user's manual to ensure that you are using the right cleaning method.
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