BCD436HP - Screen Scratches (Repair/Replace)

Status
Not open for further replies.

jdm911

Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2008
Messages
204
Location
Northwest of Cloquet
Does anyone know if/when replacement screen or front panel will be available as a replacement part. Through very little use the choice of screen material has led to a lot of scratches. (I have had 396xt since the beginning with no problems-can't say the same for 436). I checked Uniden website and do not see it as an accessory. I was hoping the $500 radio would look new a little longer. Don't get me wrong, I like the radio, I hate the fact that it seems to get scratched with the barometric pressure changes.
 

pvf

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Messages
35
I'm interested in something as well. Perhaps an automotive product?

I've had some success with polishing out scratches with toothpaste but you're going to end up with an overall hazier looking screen.
 

K4TJK

Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2005
Messages
1
Screen Scratches

I have had good luck with a product called simichrome. It is a polish for metals that has fine grit. It can be purchased at most motorcycle shops or at eastwood.com. I bought a sheet of universal screen protector and cut it to fit my 436 to keep it from getting scratched.
 

iMONITOR

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Sep 20, 2006
Messages
8,444
Location
MACOMB, MI.
Nu Finish, in an orange bottle, at any auto parts store, Walmart, etc. Works very well!
 

bravo14

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Feb 18, 2005
Messages
3,807
Location
#850Strong
To prevent scratches I purchased a Galaxy 5 smart phone electrostatic screen cover
I bought a iPhone 4 screen protector (since I had 2 left) and somewhat got it close around the screen and I did the samething on the 536hp. Works pretty good so far!
 

SCPD

QRT
Joined
Feb 24, 2001
Messages
0
Location
Virginia
try

Try PlasticX by Meguiar's car polish but its Plastic polish,use circles,I got a 436 with some silly swirls and it looks perfect and the barometric pressure hasnt changed it.walmart has it

What else is fun is goo gone.(this one dont rub hard you'll kill the letters)
 

Attachments

TxScanner

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 28, 2012
Messages
739
I've only had my 436 since Tuesday, and it's already got alot of scratches, swirls on the screen....Not sure ifi should send it back to Amazon for an exchange, or try to polish them out...
 

nosoup4u

Member
Feed Provider
Joined
Jan 30, 2002
Messages
1,998
Location
High Bridge, NJ
Brasso is another good one for removing minor scratches (brass polish)

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
 

swanson2255

Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2012
Messages
8
Call or email Uniden and you can order a new plastic screen. You can order a new front case off the website, ask to add in the speaker cloth and plastic led insert and you can have a whole replacement for the front of the 436hp.
 

kennyblues

Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2003
Messages
616
Location
Randolph, MA
If you'd like to try something you probably already have, try a dab of toothpaste, let it dry and buff it out. Cheap and it works.
 

N1SQB

Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2003
Messages
2,460
Location
Somewhere On Earth
Making a CASE for a CASE!

I just got a nylon case for my 436! So now, not only is the screen protected but most of the scanner as well. Very nice snug fit and I only remove it to change batteries. Love it!

Manny
 

dave3825

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Feb 17, 2003
Messages
2,677
Location
New York
I will change mine the day the warranty is up. I won't chance voiding it for a few scratches.
 

HopperD

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jul 7, 2012
Messages
154
Location
Los Angeles
I hear you man. I got a flexible leather case at the same time I purchased the scanner. It has a nice snug fit and protects the whole radio, only the top part is exposed.

But I'm still going to cover the screen with a Zagg Shield that I just happen to have. It's for a cell phone so I need to cut it in the proper shape, which I'm not good at. I think I'll practice with paper first.

Accidents will eventually happen so it's better to be protected as much as possible when it does.


I just got a nylon case for my 436! So now, not only is the screen protected but most of the scanner as well. Very nice snug fit and I only remove it to change batteries. Love it!

Manny
 

tampatracker

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 9, 2007
Messages
1,199
Waiting for http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_145885673723811&ke

Double Post
 

tampatracker

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 9, 2007
Messages
1,199
Waiting for the Novus scratch removal product mentioned above

I just ordered the fine scratch version (#2) of this product after talking with some aviation colleague's who said it works great on everything from windshields to I pads. So I'm betting the $20.00 price that it will remove, or at least reduce some of the swirl scratches my 436 has picked up somehow, even though it's spent 90% of its life in the nylon case from scanner master. When I try it I'll post here what result I get.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top