Sorry for the thread necro, but much of what I'm talking about is stuff I learned here.
Short version: Other than removing the bezel, is there a way to tell whether you have the film or the coating antiglare?
Long version: My antiglare has started to wear away in spots despite using only water and microfiber cloths for cleaning over the past decade. Therefore, I wanted to remove the remainder if the AG for uniformity.
Due to its appearance and some of my research, I was convinced I had the coating AG, not the film. The Magic Eraser method seemed to work, though it required a lot of hard scrubbing with Steel Wool #0000
. However, the screen looks cloudy, so it looks like the Magic Eraser couldn't quite take everything off.
Someone (here? elsewhere?) swore by WD40. Research said it was safe on glass, so I tried a bit on one of the cloudier areas, letting it sit for a few minutes. The cloudy, slightly smeary area I tested it on just seemed to grow smearier. And then I noticed a small indentation seemed to have appeared, as if the "glass" had been etched.
So now I suspect that I have the film, after all. But I'd really like to know for sure before I go taking an Xacto knife to my screen or popping off the giant case. I would be grateful for any advice.