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Rns-e anti glare removal

tuffy Apr 27, 2013

  1. tuffy

    tuffy Member

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    Hi all. My rns-e turned up yesterday and as the seller had decribed, the screen had the inevitable marks to the anti glare making it look a little tired
    So i thought id have a dig around and see what could be done .In my armoury i had.....

    Meguirars plast x
    Microfibre cloths
    Cotton wool buds

    It was easier than i thought it would be and really pleased with the results, just need to fit the screen protector now

    First pic is obviously the cutting compound, second one is how the screen looked when i got it, third, half way through, forth is the finished article!
     

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  2. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Excellent job fella, really need to do mine
     
  3. tuffy

    tuffy Member

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    Thanks mate, only took around 20 mins!
     
  4. andymartin045

    andymartin045 Member

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    Hi Tuffy what the method? Im after doing mine. I thought it would have been relatively straight forward but then you stated it took 20 mins. Thanks, Andy
     
  5. tuffy

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    Hello mate. all straight forward really, cutting compound onto a microfiber cloth and worked in a circular motion, you will start to see the anti glare disappear , then polished off with another cloth, i used the cotton buds to get right into the edges of the screen.

    Simple as that Andy
     
  6. andymartin045

    andymartin045 Member

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    Hi Tuffy. Just did mine today got the Meguirars plast x from Halfords-came up really well, thanks for the tip. Cotton buds are essential as is removing the whole unit it would take too long otherwise to do in situ.
     
  7. ASHIHARA

    ASHIHARA Member

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    Great job,i just ordered Meguirars for my RNS e,you inspire me:icon_thumright:
     
  8. johnnythepie

    johnnythepie Well-Known Member

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    Interesting that. Do you thing it remove any scratches on the plastic instrument panel? I know its very delicate and ive been real careful but even a clean microfibre cloth scratched it
     
  9. tuffy

    tuffy Member

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    Very easy but very rewarding!
     
  10. tuffy

    tuffy Member

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    Nice one Andy! how did you find it? did the anti glare come off without too much fuss?
     
  11. A4_MaJiK

    A4_MaJiK Azeem

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    Noticeable difference there. Are there any consequences of removing this anti-glare coating and would you not recommend doing it in situ?
     
  12. tuffy

    tuffy Member

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    May be a tad more difficult to see the screen in direct sunlight, but i think you can get anti glare screen protectors to stick on once you've polished the old one off
     
  13. Chris-Vspec

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    Looking at that I really need to have a go on the S4 screen, halfords should start doing loyalty cards the amount of times I have been there in the last week!!
     
  14. ASHIHARA

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    Thank you for the tip @tuffy :salute:

    I just have done mine:

    before

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    after

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  15. andymartin045

    andymartin045 Member

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    going just lots HI Tuffy, it took me 25-30 mins it came off once i got the correct method, just plenty of small circular motions. its been off a week now and there has been no problem with glare from the sun as it just doesn't seem to be able to shine at that angle on to the screen. just don't be put off by the description on the Maguire bottle saying that's it not suitable for sat nav screens as it obviously is.
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2013
  16. tuffy

    tuffy Member

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    Nice one Andy....Glad it worked well for you .
     
  17. tuffy

    tuffy Member

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    Well done! Looks really good!
     
  18. sammi

    sammi Active Member

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    Tuffy, have you had any of the irritating marks back yet? Or has it lasted well?
     
  19. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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  20. tuffy

    tuffy Member

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    I haven't fitted it yet Sammi. But I think I may put a screen protector on it when I do.
     
  21. sammi

    sammi Active Member

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    Will be interested to know how you get on as the marks on mine drive me crazy!
     
  22. Cravatekid

    Cravatekid New Member

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    I had the same problem with scratches on my screen coating so used some white vinegar and a microfibre cloth, only took a few minutes and the whole screen is now beautifully clear and very readable, I've turned the brightness up a little to compensate for the anti glare loss but it's 10x better now than before.

    Cheers
     
  23. Mr-C

    Mr-C Active Member

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    Must do mine
     

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