It seems to be irrefutable proof of Murphy’s famous law: any and all objects will hit your cell phone screen whenever it is without protective film. If you tie a piece of buttered toast to the back of your smartphone and drop it, rest assured, the screen will touch the floor.
Phone screens are getting tougher and full of technologies to lessen the risk of them breaking or cracking. But the good old protective film never hurts to ensure greater durability. After all, accidents and oversights happen. And when a scratch appears, the first thing many people do is turn to the teachings of the internet. However, care must be taken.
Some “saving tips” can end up damaging other parts of your phone. There are those who recommend using cream for car windows and other means used to remove marks from glasses and eyeglass lenses.
Before using such methods, which are abrasive, check your appliance’s instruction manual. Usually, the use of this type of substance is not recommended by the manufacturer.
We decided to test (at our own risk)
With so many viral tips, Tilt decided to try a few to see if they make a difference. We only select the workarounds that can be made at home with common household materials. The three substances used were: talc, sodium bicarbonate and enamel.
Before the result, the alert is again: try to find out what kind of material the manufacturer of your appliance recommends. If you have it under warranty, it is another indication to avoid repeating the actions that are out there.
Before starting it is important
- protect buttons, speakers, and other cell phone slots and inputs with tape.
Products were used in small scratches. So don’t try to make it repeat on a cracked screen.
We mix two parts of talc and one of water. We wipe the resulting goo on the display with care, using a soft cotton cloth. After applying it, we remove it by rubbing the same fabric.
Outcome: talc did not work to remove scratches. The smartphone was just smelling.
The tip of baking soda is identical to that of talc. We made a mixture of two parts of bicarbonate and one of water. We then carefully swipe the folder across the screen and then take it out. The entire process was carried out using a soft cotton cloth.
Outcome: despite not completely eliminating the risks, baking soda seems to have helped to mitigate them.
This tip is for those who are already going for everything or nothing… and have plenty of patience. We apply clear (good quality) enamel to the scratch. In theory, the product fills the deepest scratches.
Outcome: Enamel can harm the touchscreen (touch sensitive) and give a dry glue effect to the display. Even if you have a great skill in using nail polish, we do not recommend using the method.