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Old 09-09-2014, 06:01 AM
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So, I have this old handheld Lowrance iFinder H2Oc that has spend many fishing trips inside a bag or my fishing numbers book without a case. The screen has become pretty badly scratched. Is there good way to repair the scratches and existing screen to make it easier to read? Or do you have to take it apart and put a new screen in it?

Reason I ask is that it's been a backup for a while. But, I'm about to buy a new-to-me inshore boat that doesn't have a dedicated GPS installed (only a crappy depth finder) and would like to use this handheld for a while until I can set aside the money for a new combo unit.
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:07 AM
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Nobody has any suggestions?
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:20 AM
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Maybe use a sock to protect it next time
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:21 AM
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I don't know of a polisher for this screen. I your willing to try, take some Groit's glass polish. we have polished scratches out of glass and this might work if you use the fine. and..Soft cloth...
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Old 09-10-2014, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mossbackinsocal View Post
Maybe use a sock to protect it next time
Sock is a good call. I never wanted to spend the money on a case for this ol' crummy GPS, but now it bit me in the butt. I have plenty of ragged out socks that could be retired and re-purposed. If I end up with this inshore boat it'll become the primary plotter for a while and will likely be in a RAM mount.

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I don't know of a polisher for this screen. I your willing to try, take some Groit's glass polish. we have polished scratches out of glass and this might work if you use the fine. and..Soft cloth...
Thanks for that suggestion. I have nothing to lose really. If it doesn't work then I get a new screen. It can't make it really any worse from a usability standpoint.
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:50 PM
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Rather than go buy a whole bottle of glass polish I figured what the heck, and tried some 3m cleaner and wax I already have. Actually worked really well and took out nearly all the scratches.
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