how to fix this scratch on TV base? :(


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Old 06-05-13, 10:09 AM
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Unhappy how to fix this scratch on TV base? :(

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I just bought myself an LG 55" TV last week. Now, I tried get rid of some sticky bit on the chrome base of the TV the other day by using a dish washing sponge 7 some washer liquid(don't ask me why i got this brilliant idea from =.="), and ARGHH i accidentally used the rough part of the sponge and scratched the TV's base as per pic below...such an idiot me!

Now my shiny TV has a dark spot which irritates me a lot (mainly because of my attention to details ). Any chance i could still fix the scratch (or my stupidity) or even just to minimize it so it's not so obvious to the naked eyes? Appreciate any ideas or input! Thanks!
 
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Old 06-05-13, 10:19 AM
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Man I feel your pain, I love my big screen! I do not really know much about shining up a plastic TV base but it is anything like the clear coat on a car.. You can use something called "hand glaze" I use this to lessen the appearance of scratches on cars so it should be just fine for a piece of plastic. I of course would recommend doing a spot test first. I hope this helps, good luck!
 
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Old 06-05-13, 10:26 AM
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I just saw your picture... I was assuming your base was black. After looking at this picture I can now tell you that you might need a whole new base. Start looking online because the black is there because you scratched through the finish coat.. Man what a drag, but the "hand glaze" might still help lessen the appearance. The problem is that you need to re-coat that spot. They sell "plastic paint" in spray cans called "plasti dip." Just take off the base and re-coat it, sure the color will might not be exact but at least it will be one solid scratch-less piece. Good luck, keep us posted!
 
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Old 06-05-13, 10:45 AM
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Plasti dip is not paint...it is a rubberized coating for things like tool handles and the like. Not appropriate for this application. Plasti Dip Protective Coating Products | Plasti Dip Protective Coating Products | Rubber Dip Coating

Before buying a new base, unless it's really cheap, I would try painting with something like Krylon Fusion. Not sure if they make metallic type colors though. Works well, but surface must be free of any dust or oils. I use 93% isopropyl alcohol (not rubbing alcohol) before spraying.

You won't ever buff that out or cover it w/o a complete repaint. You'll need to probably use some very fine grit sand paper to eliminate the scratches...like 2000 grit.
 
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If it bothers you that much I'd honestly just consider getting a new base. I don't know of anything that could get the scratch off without making the base look awkward. A new base probably isn't all that much.
 
 

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