There are several ways to clean up the scratches on the mobile screen. Below are methods;
Before trying any of these methods out, make sure you power down your phone, remove the battery (if you can) and seal the ports of your phone with tape to prevent liquid damage.
Look no further than your bathroom to cure small marks on your phone’s screen. The key here is to use actual toothpaste, not a gel-based toothpaste.
Here’s how this method works:
- Dab a small amount of toothpaste onto the end of a cotton swab or clean, soft cloth.
- Gently rub the cotton swab or cloth in circular motions on the screen until you see the scratch go away.
- After this, wipe your screen with a slightly dampened cloth to remove any excess toothpaste.
2. Sandpaper or drill grinders
Grinding stubborn phone scratches with sandpaper or a small drill grinder is a drastic solution, but has the ability to remove unwanted scuffs from your phone. We don’t recommend using this one on your phone’s screen. It’s best to use this method for smoothing out scratches on the back of your phone.
When using fine sandpaper, it’s important to use the least abrasive kind and to press gently onto your phone. As you grind the phone scratches, check often to make sure there is no damage on the screen.
Note: If you aren’t careful, this method can end up causing more scratches and damage.
3. Magic Erasers
Magic Erasers, like the ones sold by Mr. Clean, are the perfect size to maneuver around your phone to get out small scratches. But magic erasers looks can be a bit deceiving. They’re abrasive and work basically like wet sandpaper, so we urge the same caution as the method above.
4. Baking soda
Baking soda can serve as a handy phone scratch remover. Be careful with this method, you don’t want to end up water damaging your phone too. Here’s how this remedy works:
- Mix two parts baking soda and one part water in a bowl.
- Stir until it forms a thick paste.
- Apply the paste to a clean, soft cloth and gently rub in a circular motion on the phone’s scratches.
- After this, wipe your screen with a fresh, slightly dampened cloth to remove any excess.
5. Baby powder
Adding water to baby powder creates a paste that can take out the scratches on your phone. In the steps above, simply substitute baby powder for baking soda. And again, be careful not to water damage your phone.
6. Vegetable oil
For small, hidden scratches, vegetable oil is said to work well as a temporary solution. One tiny drop of vegetable oil on top of scratches can be a quick cosmetic fix.
7. Egg and potassium aluminum sulfate
Mixing egg whites and potassium aluminum sulfate can get rid of some small scratches.
For this, you’ll need a microfiber cloth, an egg, aluminum foil and alum (potassium aluminum sulfate, which can be purchased at your local drugstore).
- Mix one egg white and one teaspoon of alum in a saucepan. Heat to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Soak the microfiber cloth in the egg and alum mixture.
- Put the cloth on aluminum foil, and then place it into a 300-degree oven until the cloth is completely dry.
- Take the cloth out of the oven and rinse it in cold water for 20 to 30 seconds.
- Repeat the step above three times, and then let the cloth air-dry for 48 hours.
- Now, use the cloth to remove scratches.
8. Car scratch removal creams
Car scratch removal creams such as Turtle Wax, 3M Scratch, and Swirl Remover can minimize and get rid of minor scratches. Simply apply the cream to a clean, soft cloth and wipe your screen in a gentle, swirling motion.