Fixing scratched TV screens

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  1. Kevin Potts

    Kevin Potts Second Unit

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    I don't know if it's possible, but is there any way to fix a TV screen that has a scratch (actually a goudge would be more accurate)in it. My girlfriend has a direct view TV that has had the screen goudged at some point. It's not too distracting but sometimes it is rather annoying. I was wondering if the stuff they use to fix car windshields would work.
    Has anyone ever done this or found some other way to fix it?
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  2. Kevin Potts

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    Anyone?
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    The only way to fix it is to replace it unfortunately. Any rubbing will only make it worse. The screen material is more complex than it looks - that's why it's so expensive!
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    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    I haven't seen in person a windshield repaired with one of those resin products advertised on TV but it is worth a try on the glass TV screen front provided the screen does not have a coating for glare reduction or whatever.
    Even if the glass is tinted which it usually is, the resin patch probably won't show due to that. If it is coated, you will see the patch when the set is off although it won't be too obvious when you are watching TV.
    The picture tube is very expensive to replace otherwise.
    Other video hints:http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     

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