Toothpaste?

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    I was told toothpaste was for CD scratches. I would NOT try it on a Nintendo DS. I would be afraid of getting toothpaste stuck in the very corners and being unable to get those bits out.
     
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    Thats why it says to use a ear bud to put a little tip of toothpaste on, leave it for a minute, and swipe away from a direction that does not go into corners with another clean earbud.
     
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    I actually just read an article in a computer magazine stating that toothpaste cannot fix cd scratches. I'd assume the same counts for the screen then.
     
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    Of course it doesn't fix them, it would make them blend, I presume
     
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    Well they tested it and couldn't get any improvement on reading scratched cds. It's not working as a proper grinding medium like special cd repair kits do.
     
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    Well, I just tried it, and I see a little bit of an improvement.
    I'll try again tomorrow.
     
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    HAHA oh my god. I, like many others thought this toothpaste thing was a giant load of shit, but instead I actually tried this thing out on a small scratch I stupidly made on the corner of my own dsi touchscreen, and I've noticed an actual change in the scratch.

    Though it was a small scratch, it still pissed the hell out of me so this "working" has me surprised. I normally don't believe and try these "home remedy" shit either.
     
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    I don't think so.

    Toothpaste won't actually get rid of a scratch, it'll just make the scratch bigger (it has to be an actual paste, not gel), with smoother boundaries, so that the laser won't be all "omgwtfbbq" when it reaches a dip.

    If it's just a cosmetic scratch, don't worry about it. If it's affecting functionality, wait for the 3DS.
     
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    is there a brand that works best? it might not be the sodium fluoride that does it... theres lots of inactive ingredients in toothpaste, like glycerin, hydrated silica, etc...

    but yeah, some fluoride free toothpastes are made with chalk or other scrubbing agents. i suppose if you scrubbed down the scratch and "exfoliated" it it might not look so bad.

    a screen is made out of plastic... i don't see how a little bit of toothpaste would make it worse. cd's on the other hand... yeah you can fix a scratch, but that won't make it read better.
     
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    that's why there are screen protectors available for purchase.
     
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    What a helpful post.

    There is no way the diatoms in toothpaste are going to fix the scratches on your touch screen. If i was you id get a good game that will fry your touch screen (warioware, Ninja Gaiden, Pokemon Ranger, etc) and just get used to having scratches on your touch screen lol
     
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    prevention is better than cure, you know? I've been playing games like Pokemon Ranger and Ninja Gaiden for a while and I'm thankful I bought a screen protector.