Removing scratches from DSi screen

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by hans030390, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. hans030390

    hans030390 Diamond Member

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    My girlfriend just got a used DSi in from eBay ($125 with New Super Mario Bros.). The condition was listed as "good", but the touch screen has a couple scratches in it (among minor wear and tear in other places, so it's more like "fair" condition). It works perfectly fine, and it can be hard to notice it in certain games. However, it's still annoying, and you can "feel" the scratches when you move a stylus over it (maybe 2-3 total).

    What's the best solution for removing/buffing out scratches on such appliances/surfaces? I've heard of using toothpaste, plastic polish compound, brasso, turtle wax, etc. If it's not entirely smoothed out, some recommend putting a screen protector over it, though I'm worried about bubbles forming (which is, apparently, a non-issue if you get a nice protector).

    As a side note, I wouldn't mind also using this on my PS3. It's got plenty of scratches!

    As another side note, I could probably just replace the touchscreen component itself. They cost $10 or less. I'd just rather not open it up!
     
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  3. gorcorps

    gorcorps aka Brandon

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    http://www.applesaucepolish.com/

    This stuff is made for ipods and such, but it works great on any plastic really. I recommend getting this as I know it works. Many of the 'home remedies' like toothpaste and crap haven't worked at all for me, so I say they're bogus.
     
  4. Spoooon

    Spoooon Lifer

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    If you end up getting a screen protector, I recommend going here: Zagg.

    I think almost everything I own has a Zagg screen protector on it. I've had one on my launch DS since I purchased it and it only recently needs replacing.
     
  5. hans030390

    hans030390 Diamond Member

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    How easily does it apply to the screen? I don't want to have to deal with bubbles, especially if the scratches may cause them. I've heard SOME screens still work perfectly regardless, though some cause bubbles like crazy.
     
  6. PieIsAwesome

    PieIsAwesome Diamond Member

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    I have some generic one and it went on perfectly. Just need to make sure your method of applying it is good to avoid bubbles.