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    Scratched Sekonic L758 Light Meter Screen

    The screen on my Sekonic L758 Light Meter has 2 fairly long scratches which annoy me. Before I get out the toothpaste, just wondering if anyone else has had this issue and managed to remove them

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    Re: Scratched Sekonic L758 Light Meter Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by IanBarber View Post
    The screen on my Sekonic L758 Light Meter has 2 fairly long scratches which annoy me. Before I get out the toothpaste, just wondering if anyone else has had this issue and managed to remove them
    I bought a screen from Sekonic and was going to replace it myself. Once I looked at what was involved I decided not to attempt it and just live with it. Now I have a spare screen taking up space


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    Re: Scratched Sekonic L758 Light Meter Screen

    Some of the YouTube -type ‘cures’ more harm with abrasion. A friend of mine used toothpaste on a plastic watch face and ruined it with haze. Perhaps try the clear wipe-on sealant used after polishing plastic auto headlights lenses?
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    Re: Scratched Sekonic L758 Light Meter Screen

    Funny. I put a plastic screen protector on mine. Guess that would have helped you in retrospect.

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    Re: Scratched Sekonic L758 Light Meter Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by nbagno View Post
    I bought a screen from Sekonic and was going to replace it myself. Once I looked at what was involved I decided not to attempt it and just live with it. Now I have a spare screen taking up space


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    What work was involved, is it not just stuck on ?

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    Re: Scratched Sekonic L758 Light Meter Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burk View Post
    Funny. I put a plastic screen protector on mine. Guess that would have helped you in retrospect.

    Thats what I was thinking when I saw it

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    Re: Scratched Sekonic L758 Light Meter Screen

    Remove any excess plastic caused by the scratch and fill the scratch with clear
    nail polish allowing as little as possible beyond the scratch itself


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    Re: Scratched Sekonic L758 Light Meter Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Sherman View Post
    Remove any excess plastic caused by the scratch and fill the scratch with clear
    nail polish allowing as little as possible beyond the scratch itself
    Hmm. How do you remove any excess plastic caused by the scratch without making even a bigger scratch? You want to use a file, a knife?

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    Re: Scratched Sekonic L758 Light Meter Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by Pfsor View Post
    Hmm. How do you remove any excess plastic caused by the scratch without making even a bigger scratch? You want to use a file, a knife?
    Finger nail comes to mind, if you’re more demanding than that then take a single edge razor blade, bend it in the middle so very little of the blades surface will only contact a very small amount beyond the scratch. Drag, don’t push the blade across the scratch and the excess is gone in one pass.


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