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    Senior Member Don Schaeffer's Avatar
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    Terrible LCD Protector

    I made the mistake of buying an LCD protector on E-Bay and even bigger mistake of installing it.

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    The glue pad made a mess of my LCD. It was practically opaque. I managed to pry it off using a pen knife soaked in alcohol but scratched the LCD in the process.

    Does anyone know how to reduce the effect of scratches on glass?

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    Re: Terrible LCD Protector

    You will need to buff it. I don't think that the camera LCD is glass, I could be wrong. My D70 came with a hard plastic clip on protector. Plastic or glass it still will have to be buffed but being so small it's going to be problematical getting it to look like new.
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    Re: Terrible LCD Protector

    Thanks GRF.

    I found a little video on You Tube that suggested using a waxy furniture spray (like Pledge) to remove scratches like mine on plastic. The wax fills in the scratches. I tried buffing my LCD with a similar product. It made a substantial improvement. I remember there was a beeswax eyeglass cleaner on the market a few years ago. That may work great.
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    Re: Terrible LCD Protector

    Air craft windshield cleaner works good also.
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    Re: Terrible LCD Protector

    The wax made the LCD workable even though the major scratches are still visible.
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    Re: Terrible LCD Protector

    Just remember to remove a protector, use a blade only at a corner to get a grep to peel of the protector.
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    Re: Terrible LCD Protector

    too late. Already done
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    Re: Terrible LCD Protector

    I'm sure it's a plastic cover rather than the actual screen. Nikon probably has part that will replace that cover. If you want to try to salvage the current cover, look into Jewelers rouge or an aircraft product called Micro Mesh, it buffs out scratches in plastic windows.
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    Re: Terrible LCD Protector

    Thanks EOS
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    Re: Terrible LCD Protector

    search DSLR LCD Hood in google you should find one

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    Re: Terrible LCD Protector

    Thanks TiP. I don't need a hood.
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