what can I do about moderate scratch on protective screen on my Pioneer RPTV?

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  1. Chris_Millet

    Chris_Millet Extra

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    I just moved and I got a three inch long scratch/scrape on the protective screen. It is very noticable on certain viewing material so I want to do what I can do get rid of it short of replacing the protective screen($246 + $47 shipping quoted by Pioneer). Any recommendations?
     
  2. Dean Cooper

    Dean Cooper Supporting Actor

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    Try this, I have used it on many glossy things with a lot of success. I've never tried it on a screen, but it should do the trick for you. A lot cheaper than buying a new screen so its worth a try.
    Dean
     
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    Some form of microabrasive should work (found in most auto supply's paint areas). You'll need to progress through the grits (starting at 1000 or 1500). Test this out on a corner of the screen first!
     
  4. Bill_Weinreich

    Bill_Weinreich Second Unit

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    Depending on the location and the depth of the scratch, trying to fix it msy be worse than leaving it. If it is a deep scratch/gouge, you would have to "feather" the surrounding area to match, wich may cause an adverse lens effect. Minor scrathes can be cleaned up with some readilly available cleaners. Check a local marine or auto parts store for a clear plastic scratch remover(3M I think) or even a plexiglass cleaner/scratch remover from a hardware store. Stay away from harsh automotive abrasives because you may never get all those scratches out. Finnally check with a glass replacment shop, they may have a way to polish it out there.
     

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