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[Unanswered] Scratch Removal
Old 08-20-2013, 05:54 AM
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You all probably suffer from this, but the frame from the touch screen, has scratched the top screen. I bought a blackberry microfibre cloth off eBay, because I heard it works wonders cleaning the OG 3DS (It does do a good job) however, the marks from the touch frame remain. They have reduced a bit, but they are still there.

Is there any scratch spray I could buy that would remove the scratches?

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Old 08-20-2013, 06:12 AM
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I have this same problem, and unfortunately, the only thing you can really do is prevent it from getting any worse, like putting a cloth between the screens. There is probably some way to fix it, but this could involve taking apart your 3ds and voiding the warranty. Another thing to note is that if you play in 2d, the scratches won't be nearly as visable. sorry if I couldn't be of much help.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:18 AM
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Also, you can buy screen protectors fairly cheaply.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:26 AM
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Just get a nice micro-fiber cleaning cloth, and try the best you can to remove it. Using the tiniest amount of water helps too. I used to have the same problem, but I don't get the marks anymore. Just try not to close the screen to hard, and clean the screen daily.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:17 AM
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Also, you can buy screen protectors fairly cheaply.
It's a tad late. The scratches would be under the screen protectors.
Old 08-21-2013, 03:54 AM
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It's a tad late. The scratches would be under the screen protectors.
As that was directly following alfnerd66's post, I was adding to the prevent it from getting worse advice....
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:56 PM
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I probably use my PSP until I can fix the problem :/
Old 08-21-2013, 10:37 PM
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It's a tad late. The scratches would be under the screen protectors.
Well I have some experience on this field.
My moms DSlite got pretty scratched up because ash (from her cigarette, not Pok?mon) fell on her screen and she kept playing.

The result was a matte look on the screen where she repeatedly touched the screen. Pretty scratched up.

I bought a good screen protector and put it on. Most of the scratches are not visible anymore. Maybe the glue fills the scratches?

I recon this won't work on very deep scratches.

However, to get back on topic of the 3DS top screen. I had minor damage myself before my screen protector arrived. Now you can't see a thing of the original scratches.

I've raised the bumpers and now, after two years my screen protector is showing the same scratches. But a protector is cheaper to replace.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:39 PM
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Is there any scratch spray I could buy that would remove the scratches?
Alright, well, number one, they aren't really scratches per se. Scratches involve a gouging action. The rim of the touch screen just exerts a lot of pressure on the upper screen near the hinge. What you get are indentations, not scratches.

Either way, a scratch or an indentation, a "spray" is not going to remove it. It's not a stain, it's actual surface damage. If you take a piece of wood, and hit it with a hammer to make an indentation, or drag the point of a screwdriver hard across it to make a scratch, you can't just wipe those off. The only way to get a smooth surface again is to sand the area down to below the level of the surface damage you caused.

I wouldn't really recommend touching up a 3DS screen with abrasive, though, so pretty much any screen damage you have you're stuck with and you just have to prevent further damage in the future. I only have one small indent on my screen since I started keeping a piece of cloth in there when the unit is closed to ease the pressure on the screen.