Getting scratches on your new watch, mobile phone, or laptop is inevitable in this day and age. No matter how much money you invest on protective cases, your electronics always seem to suffer minor scratches nevertheless. In this short tutorial, I’ll show you how you can easily repair any scratched electronic device using only a small amount of toothpaste.
For this tutorial, you will need the following:
- Toothpaste(preferably one that is paste; no gel)
- A wash cloth
- Scratched electronic device(iPhone, MP3 player, watch, laptop)
- Apply a pinch of toothpaste to the scratched surface
- Wipe off toothpaste with a damp cloth
- Dry the surface
Only use enough toothpaste to cover the scratches. Apply more as you go. Follow along any scratch by rubbing the toothpaste in a circular motion. Once you are done, wait about half a minute for the toothpaste to settle before proceeding.
If you don’t have a cleaning cloth available, you can use toilet paper instead.
Make sure no water is remaining, especially if you are cleaning a laptop or CD/DVD.
This technique can apply to anything with a glass composition. Unfortunately, if the scratches on your device are too severe, this may not be enough to save it from working again. Let me know if this worked for you in the comments section below.
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