03. 29. 2011
Use toothpaste to remove cell phone scratches
If you're anything like me, when you first get a new cell phone you're so careful to keep it in a shiny case, buy an expensive screen protector and treat it with the utmost care and respect. Then, fast-forward a few weeks and you're sick of the case, the screen protector has already peeled off and you're throwing it into your purse along with your keys.
It's no surprise then that my iPhone is no longer scratch-free. But what can you really do about a scratched up cell phone other than pay a fortune to get the screen replaced?
Well according to Unplggd, you can use toothpaste.
Just apply the tiniest bit in a gentle circular motion over the worst scratches using a cotton swab. Then wipe the whole screen with a soft cloth that's slightly damp.
Oh and before you start scrubbing away (please don't!) make sure you're using toothpaste, not gel or foam and be careful not to use anything that claims to be whitening as it'll be far too harsh.
Don't blame us if your screen is still scratched but just smells minty fresh!