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Hello!

My 5 yrs old daughter scribbled some drawings on my TV screen.

Searching on Google, I found very different solutions and I'm afraid about what to try first.

Any idea on how to remove those scratches?

T I A and best regards!


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OK, so the ink is gone and ur just worry about the left over scratch?

Solution: FREE. Explanation: I will have to charge$ you.

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The ink is there.

I've tried to remove it with just a soft dry cloth, but it looks impossible.

Thanks for ur interest!


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Isopropol Alcohol would be how I would get the ink off. They will typically sell it at a drug store or the like.

Be careful to check the label and make sure that it is just the Alcohol and water, typically it is a 70/30 or 80/20 mix. I have seen some of this stuff come with small quantities of acetone, methyl-ethyl-keytone mixed in as well and this would not be good for your screen.

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God help me!

Thanks!


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If it was a ball point pen, and knowing how kids like to ram the pen into whatever they are drawing onto, its likely the screen does have a scratch under the ink. LCD screens are not meant to even be touched, let alone drawn on.
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I'm not sure what kind of pen was used, but, passing my hand over the drawing, I get the feeling that the screen was not scratched.

BTW the suggestion of using isopropyl alcohol unfortunately did not solve the problem, but thanks anyway.


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It's probably going to to take something solvent based...the trick will be to lift the ink without damaging the AR coating on the screen.
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Tomorrow I will try this one



I will let you know what happened.

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^That's probably not a whole lot different than the isopropal that's already been suggested.
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Whatever u do, you gotta do it quick, once it dries, yer done for.

If I were to do this I would.....

Use a loupe or magnifying glass to help me see what exactly the damage.

Whatever solvent u use for the ink (u wanna start with the mildest) leave it in to soak for a couple of minutes b4r wipping. You may have to do this a few times and be patience. If after each wipe, it gets clearer, then you are making headway.

Hopefully the loupe reveals there is no scratch.

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GOOF OFF. That's what I used when I had a permanent marker on my screen.
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I actually just got off the phone with Philips registering a tv and asked them if it would be safe to use the cleaner you have in the picture on a Philips tv (the one i just registered). He said Philips does not recommend any liquid solution on the screen as it can "peel" the layer off.
*****I am not an expert on tv's like the rest of the guys here*****
but I do have that cleaner and don't know if I should even use it now since he said it would void my warranty due to "mis-application" if anything happened.
I need to use some kind of liquid cause this tv has such a static field the dust simply gets moved around the screen without coming off
Has anyone had experience with that cleaner?

EDIT: ingredients on the bottle are; Water, Anionic tensid, Sodium laurel sulfat.
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I actually just got off the phone with Philips registering a tv and asked them if it would be safe to use the cleaner you have in the picture on a Philips tv (the one i just registered). He said Philips does not recommend any liquid solution on the screen as it can "peel" the layer off.
*****I am not an expert on tv's like the rest of the guys here*****
but I do have that cleaner and don't know if I should even use it now since he said it would void my warranty due to "mis-application" if anything happened.
I need to use some kind of liquid cause this tv has such a static field the dust simply gets moved around the screen without coming off
Has anyone had experience with that cleaner?

EDIT: ingredients on the bottle are; Water, Anionic tensid, Sodium laurel sulfat.

I've used the cleaner in that pic on my Samsung LCD TV. It works fine but it takes a lot of effort to clean the screen in a way that doesn't leave streaks or residue behind. I spray some on the microfiber cloth wipe the screen in one direction and keep on wiping it as it dries until the screen is clean and free of streaks or residue.
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It works great on my samsung aswell but that tv is from 2006 and I was thinking maybe the newer panel on the philips is more fragile.
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It works great on my samsung aswell but that tv is from 2006 and I was thinking maybe the newer panel on the philips is more fragile.

mine is a 2009 and has the super glossy "ultra clear panel"
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mine is a 2009 and has the super glossy "ultra clear panel"

Thanks for the feedback! I'll have to try it, I gotta try something other than "dry clean only" lol.
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I would try Mr. Cleans Magic eraser first
Got marks off of my walls, stains from my counter tops, and grim from my stovetop all of which would not otherwise come off with other cleaners.
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I'm a huge fan of the magic eraser but they are slightly abrasive so I would be leary of trying it. I have used one on some polished aluminum and it left scratches.
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as a last resort you might try wd40, spray a bit on a soft rag and gently rub on until
the ink is dissolved. then clean with a new cloth and distilled water.
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I would try Mr. Cleans Magic eraser first
Got marks off of my walls, stains from my counter tops, and grim from my stovetop all of which would not otherwise come off with other cleaners.

You know whats also great to use on walls and stuff? Staedler Mars Plastic eraser! Seriously!
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Before actually using any of these solvents, try them out on a test piece that has been written on to make sure they actually lift off the ink. Then put a small amount in the corner of the screen to see if they attack the screen - clouding, bubbling, etc.

If none of them work get out the angle grinder .

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