Well it was bound to happen to me sooner or later. I left my GPSR in the truck bouncing around with a set of keys all day and now the lens is scratched up. I called around to some eye glass stores figuring they would have to have something that would help this, but then I decided to try something else. At work we have a canaster of "Turtle Wax" Rubbing compound (Not Wax) and I took a wet clothe and rubbed softly the screen of my GPSR with a dab of this compound. Presto! it took away about 98% of the scratch and it looks great again. Mind you this is an abrassive, but it is used to remove scratches from cars, now it works on GPSR's too! WARNING: make sure if you try this on your gpsr that you test it on a small area first, or find another piece of scratched plastic to test first.
I have succesfully use "RainX" for similar situation on a cell phone display. Important thing to chech is if the display is glass or some sort of plexi material. As Quinn said try in a small area first (and at your own risk of course).
Hey great info guys. As I mentioned in one of my posts elsewhere my gps screen is all scratched up, I was going to try using something like that but wasn't sure if it would work or not. Anyone have a bad experience doing this?
I am sure you have thought of it but there is a product called "Write Right" that is sold to cover the glass displays of PDA's. It comes in sheets and can be cut to cover the viewing portion of the GPS. It works well and is designed to be seen through and durable to stand up to a stylus.
They were awesome! They had sizes for several different GPSr's but not for the Sportraks. I sent an email asking whether they could make them and Brad emailed me 2 hours later saying he could have them in the mail tomorrow!
I've heard nothing but good things about them and he was great to talk to.
They are $6.95 for 12 and he's even throwing in a bunch of extras. I'm probably going to drop some in caches but if anyone wants to try them out, let me know because I'll have a few extras. (just one more way to meet some "veterans"...."
I've heard great things about Strong Engineering and their customer service. I will be ordering some guards for my Etrex. They will make them for any model if you send the dimensions. The guards also make good cache treasures. http://www.strongengineering.com/by_tech.htm
You can also use Pledge furniture polish.It fills in the small scratches nicely and doesn't harm plastic (that I've noticed). It will need to be re-applied occasionally and gives you a lemony smell. Plus your other half may think you were cleaning the furniture.
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