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Before trying that I recommend trying an old and very inexpensive remedy for hiding scratches, which is to get a fresh walnut out of its shell, cut it in half and gently rub the cut face onto the LCD screen and the oil in the nut will fill the notches (scratches) so they're not noticeable.  Disclaimer: while I have used this method for scratches on other surfaces I haven't used it on my M8's LCD screen (because it has no distracting scratches) so I recommend trying it at the edge first to make sure it's okay.

If it doesn't work satisfactorily for you at least you haven't spent a lot of money and will have half a walnut to chew while considering what to do next.

Pete.

Edited by farnz

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2 hours ago, Graham (G4FUJ) said:

I've used that on wood Pete.  Never considered it for screens though...

I've used it on Mahogany scratches too, Graham, and it worked very well.  The reason I suggested it for the LCD is that I had some success on other scratched plastic so it might work here.  This will all depend on how close the index of refration of the walnut oil is to the index of refraction of the plastic in the LCD is of course.  Hence the 'suck it and see" approach.🙂

Pete.

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Walnut oils are good for wood but if you put it on a camera you may be subject to squirrel attacks while out walking.

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2 hours ago, jdlaing said:

Walnut oils are good for wood but if you put it on a camera you may be subject to squirrel attacks while out walking.

Ah, better use wheelnut oil then.

Pete.

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On 2/15/2020 at 1:27 AM, mort linder said:

you might try just putting a on screen protector . it seemed to hide some minor scratches on the m8 i recently acquired .

That is actually the solution to the problem, if you use the foil type. The AcMaxx/Giotto type may not hide the  scratches completely.

 

On 1/23/2020 at 11:54 PM, analog-digital said:

Can you use a "polishing paste" to "polish away" the fine scratches on the display that arise over time?

If yes how?

No you cannot; the screen is coated and you will make it far worse.

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