TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Screen scratch polishing

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by anhnguyen, May 15, 2018.

  1. anhnguyen

    anhnguyen Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016
    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    United States
    Hi,

    I noticed a scratch on my screen a week after I recieved the car. Left it with a detailer for coating and wrap.

    Anywho has anyone fixed scratches on their screen? I tried toothpaste but didn't do too much.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Pike

    Pike New Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2018
    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Seattle
    Is the plastic film still on the screen?
     
  3. anhnguyen

    anhnguyen Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016
    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    United States
    ...not sure if there is one on there unless it's super thin and I missed it?
     
  4. Pike

    Pike New Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2018
    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Seattle
    Mine had a fitted screen film, i didn't notice until I looked really closely at the edges, and I also saw some small bubbles. You should check it if yours has that.
     
    • Like x 1
  5. anhnguyen

    anhnguyen Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016
    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    United States
    ...perfect! If I do..I am gonna wait until I get a protector and install..
     
  6. anhnguyen

    anhnguyen Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016
    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    United States
    ...input from others would be helpful as I am 2000 miles away from my baby at the moment..
     
  7. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2015
    Messages:
    2,164
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Don't have my 3 yet, so not sure what the screen is made of, but assume it would be similar to cell phones or tablets, so maybe something like type of glass. Might be hard to totally remove it, but might at least make it not as noticeable. Might just require a bit more elbow grease with the toothpaste. I'm sure different brands can be slightly more abrasive, so worth doing some research.

    Good luck! Let us know if you have any success.
     
  8. anhnguyen

    anhnguyen Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016
    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    United States
    ...I'm gonna cross my fingers for the screen cover as I read on other posts..it's just not that obvious as I would think..
     
  9. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf My dog's breath smells like dog food

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2016
    Messages:
    1,940
    Location:
    NJ
    Mine also had the thin film on the screen from the factory still on. It looks a hell of a lot better with it off. The second I removed it I put on one of the screen protectors from Abstract Ocean. It is fantastic, perfect clarity and I cannot even tell it is there. Fingerprints clean off very easily from the protector as well. Even if your actual screen is scratched up a little bit putting on a good screen protector may minimize or perhaps completely eliminate the appearance of the scratches.
     
  10. anhnguyen

    anhnguyen Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016
    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    United States
    ...thanks! your post is easing my anxious mind! I plan on putting a clear bra on it since I bought a roll for my door sills, luggage area, and trying to handles, headlights and mirrors..
     
  11. anhnguyen

    anhnguyen Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2016
    Messages:
    107
    Location:
    United States
    ...upon looking closer there is something there..havent pulled it off yet..thank you all again!
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC