Scratches on screen

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  1. cybertj.2000

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    After a few days of use I appear to have several small scratches on my screen, these have appeared while in my Verizon case, the shell and holster one, anyone else experiencing these or know how, or if possible, to get rid of these scratches?

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    That's what I have and don't have any issues.
     
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    It doesn't affect operation and I barely notice them through normal use, but I know they are there....:mad:

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    No real way to get rid of them but to minimize them you can try a little Rain-X or even a car wax, spray works best. I've used both in the past and neither interfered with the operation of the screen.
     
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    rain-x keeps new ones from forming?
     
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    I wouldn't say it does, but it provides a layer, albeit not a long one with constant use of your phone due to your body's natural oils, but it does leave a bit of a layer.

    I'm also assuming it's those scratches that can only be seen in certain angles and they are really light (you move your nail across one and you can't feel it), so Rain-X or a wax sort of fills it in. Neither completely fixed the phone, but they provided temporary relief.

    The best way to prevent scratches is to get a screen protector of course. I personally use TechArmor and have found them to be one of the best after using dozens of brands.
     
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    A screen protector will hide the fine scratches so you can't even tell they are there as well as protect against further scratches.
     
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    Did they not use gorilla glass?
     
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    Where can I find TechArmor screen protectors for the Maxx? I searched their website, but didn't find any for our device.
     
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    All of the current and coming phones from moto have gorilla glass including the droid series. Gorilla glass is not scratch proof, but it is scratch resistant. Any screen can be scratched.
     
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    Gorilla Glass is very strong, but in most cases it is not the glass that is scratching. Very fine, hairline scratches (the kind you can usually only see when the screen is off, and at just the right angle) are usually in the anti-reflective, anti-glare coating - and not actually in the glass itself. This coating is also why a glass polish or wax don't help much to polish out these scratches. You're not actually polishing the glass!
     
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    Good thought. Polishing the coating might remove it and then that area would just be reflective glass. If it was just glass, toothpaste works well to polish it. I scratched the glass crystal on a good watch a few years ago and rubbing with toothpaste took them all out.
     
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