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. Again, these methods are for minor, annoying marks on your phone. If you have major scratches and cracks on your screen, you’re going to need to go to the pros or completely replace the screen yourself.
Look no further than your bathroom to cure small marks on your phone’s screen. The key here is to use actual 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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Egg and Potassium Aluminium Sulphate
Mixing egg whites and potassium aluminium sulphate can get rid of some small scratches.
For this, you’ll need a microfibre cloth, an egg, aluminium foil and alum (potassium aluminium sulphate, 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 aluminium 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.
6. 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.
7. Brasso, Silvo, or Other Polishes
A word of caution before you follow through with this method: Using polishes such as Brasso and Silvo can sometimes remove the screen coating and result in larger scratches. Try this at your own risk.
> Pour polish into a bowl. It’s a good idea to put a towel underneath the bowl so it does not spill.
> Dip a soft cloth into the polish.
> Rub the cloth up and down the scratch and in circular motions.
After this, wipe your screen with a fresh cloth to remove any excess.