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    Does toothpaste really work?

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    Ok, so i've seen a few posts on here that say toothpaste works well for scratches on the screen but I have not seen where anyone actually confirmed this. Can anyone tell me if it really helps?
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    Re: Does toothpaste really work?

    I've seen it work for CD scratches. I would be kinda hesitant to try it on the blackberry. I'm not sure if the screen is the same kind of plastic as a CD.

    Anyone care to try?

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    Re: Does toothpaste really work?

    Toothpaste is like sandpaper. Its abrasive and will make your screen look worst.
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    Re: Does toothpaste really work?

    Ashes work better, I used ashes on a scratched pair of glasses, old glasses. Seemed to work, buy I'm not recommending it.
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    Re: Does toothpaste really work?

    The thing is you might think that you have removed the scratch but in reality you made the surface of the glass thinner for the scratches to be removed
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    Re: Does toothpaste really work?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ if the scratches aren't too big already, you can get little sticky screen protectors to make they don't get any worse. But truth be told once they're there you're kinda stuck with 'em.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ stuck with the scratches I mean.

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    Re: Does toothpaste really work?

    nope i done it u need white kind all white it has mirco bits like sand paper but thats to clean ur teeth if it was like sand paper u have sum ****ed up theeth i do it all the time i dont have 1 sratch on my phone

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    Re: Does toothpaste really work?

    Ya toothpaste contains some kind of micro abrasive beads to scrape off any stains. Using it on yr screen is equals to scrtaching yr screen with it. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Re: Does toothpaste really work?

    I think the truth is somewhere in the middle, it is not like regular sand paper but it is abrasive....it might....MIGHT work to remove scratches but this is only because you are very finely sanding off the top layer of your screen and i imagine removing any anti glare or gloss finish to the glass and possibly leaving it open to being scratched easier.....i wouldnt recommend it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Esco760
    nope i done it u need white kind all white it has mirco bits like sand paper but thats to clean ur teeth if it was like sand paper u have sum ****ed up theeth i do it all the time i dont have 1 sratch on my phone
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    Re: Does toothpaste really work?

    Believe it or not Rain-X worked well on my 7100i

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    Hmmm rain-x? Sound interesting aint it for windshield? Maybe I should try it out.
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    Re: Does toothpaste really work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dasher
    The thing is you might think that you have removed the scratch but in reality you made the surface of the glass thinner for the scratches to be removed
    You can't "remove" a scratch without gentle abrasion unless you find something that can fill the scratch and optically mask it.

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    Re: Does toothpaste really work?

    Yes, I've heard about the rain-x as well. I'll just have to pick some up after work tonight.
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    Re: Does toothpaste really work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dasher
    The thing is you might think that you have removed the scratch but in reality you made the surface of the glass thinner for the scratches to be removed
    Actually, for glass that's not the case. Polishing makes the surface of the glass behave as a semi-liquid (it's called "surface flow"), it doesn't actually remove any glass. Grinding does, but not polishing. Now, for plastic, I'm not 100% sure, but I think it would be similar.

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