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How to remove small scratches on the retina display?

After owning many Mac laptops, I must say the Retina display is VERY sensitive to scratches. I take good care of my stuff and I still wonder how it happened (never happened before). Anyway, I got two scratches (like tiny holes) on the display. I tried to buff one out and it did not help, since it made it glossy and the display is mate. I thought of using a resin, like the ones used to repair cracked glass on cars, but I would like to know if someone have used it before.

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Hi Denis,

Did you get anywhere with this as I've just put a tiny scratch on my screen :(

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Sorry guys, I did not find anything to fix the scratches.

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Guys things wont stay new.. Everything get scratches after time you use it so its normal, if you dont want scratches on your devices put it back in the box and never open it again.. I have a few scratches too they are there so get over it, it doesnt make your macbook un useble.. Buy a screen protectorext time..

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"Guys things wont stay new.. Everything get scratches after time you use it so its normal, if you dont want scratches on your devices put it back in the box and never open it again.. I have a few scratches too they are there so get over it, it doesnt make your macbook un useble.. Buy a screen protectorext time.."

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Car resin is made for car glass. You don't scoop ice cream with a shovel just because it works as a scoop. Therefore, unless it is explicitly stated that the resin is safe to use with computer glass, don't use it. I found this for you: http://www.877geeksonsite.com/computer-r... Try using the methods the site suggests. Good luck!

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I already tried the toothpaste. Since the retina display is not shiny, I ended up with a shiny spot on my mate screen. I'll see about the epoxy and post something here if it works.

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Toothpaste is made for teeth too...

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The question is about a soft screen and the answer is about computer glass. Not really proper.

(I tried to vote no but was told I had not enough points...

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hi there i had problem with my screen and scraped every coating up to the glass on my MacBook pro retina dis. now the screen is white and i can't see anything i took the dark coating pieces and close up to the screen and i can see what is the dark coating on those screens? i have also 3d glasses and i can see perfectly in them but when off the screen is white any suggestions???

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https://youtu.be/4UpWfmpETg0 - video instruction.

He used PolyWatch Polish

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I have now had three... THREE retina displays.

The first time I had tiny cracks like pinhead cracks in a cluster in the middle of the screen. The second screen had a dead pixel. The third I cleaned today and noticed two small pinhead sized cracks again.

I have no idea how this happened... I take very good care of this, especially since the first incident. Each time it was replaced by Apple Care but that has now expired. I have a THULE case and now I'm thinking that the only way to resolve this in future is to get a screen protector.

How did everyone else's happen?

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@james holdman: I thought the warranty doesn't cover accidental physical damage :I have a pinhead dent on my screen which has resulted in 2 dead pixels. My mac is less than a month old :( I have no idea how it got there and applecare told me that the warranty doesn't cover physical damage (including scratches) even if it wasn't intentional.

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This thread is A bit old but still relevant. My answer to how the pin head scratches or chips happen is the MagSafe 2 power connector. If it ever smacks onto the screen or the case of MacBook it will chip it very easily. It's not hard to do because the thin rubbery cable can swing around when handling it. The hard metal edges of the connector do the rest. I think it's the only design flaw of the otherwise fantastic mbp. I have 3 chips on my case and twice have I had tiny chips on the screen. Very annoying for me today because I just had the screen replaced.

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I have a patch of small scratches at the top left of the display where my thumb touches when I open the top or adjust it. My previous Pro had a glass screen and never had a mark despite heavy useage.

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I reckon Apple is doing this on purpose; making the screens super fragile - since the retina hardware is basically future proof until the advent of quantum computing - I noticed after a year of use that even the keys created 100s of micro scratches from when the lid is closed...... UNREAL - Apple Care replaced it citing "problems with the display coating"; there were many other scratches too from when wiping the screen - just got it back and installed a Kuzy screen protector - it makes the screen matte and is fantastic, really like it and it reduces glare - it makes my retina pro feel like my 17 pro w matte - now I can clean the screen without destroying it within 2 months of having a new display - sorry guys but this is what happens with this new age mac products..... they have quality issues all around....

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Have you tried using a little bit of Vaseline or toothpaste and rubbing it in the effected area? It helped me on my desktop monitor.

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is yours a retina display?

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&&^& your deskstop computer.....you know that idea is not going to work...and its going to make it worst

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Next time use a 100 grit sandpaper it will make less of a mess! Really don't use anything on your screen you'll just make it worse! Vaseline is grease so dust & grit will collect and then when you wipe the screen you'll scratch it! Toothpaste (or sandpaper) is not much better here all you end up doing is damaging the anti-glare coatings.

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