Last week, I had a nice little fall which left my wrist unit barely useable. Everything still worked but I couldn't make out the display. Rather than throw it out or "make do," I figured I'd try to repair the display.
I reached for all the auto finish products stashed in my basement. The idea is simple--use an abrasive polish or rubbing compound to remove a tiny layer of plastic to minimize the appearance of scratches, i.e. sand it down.
I started with the gentle stuff (swirl remover, car polish) and that worked to a certain degree. But I needed something a little more aggressive and ended up using metal polish, the kind you use to shine wheels or other metal products. That was enough to remove most of the lighter scratches.
I then finished it off with a scratch remover wax which simply fills in the scratches a little while adding shine to the entire surface, though, most car waxes will accomplish the same thing and add a little protection.
So I managed to save my HRM and it took all of fifteen minutes. Yes, I should've taped off the logo and button labels but I think I can remember what does what. Overall, though, I'm fairly pleased with the result. Questions?
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