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Old 12 May 2008, 03:53   #1
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Has anyone found a way to rectify/or replace if possible,the non reflective coating on the screen of a plotter?

Someone has tried to help and rubbed the screen with dried salt on it scratching it. I've not found any threads here covering the solving aspect, only the "I'm pi**ed off that it's happened" bits.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Has anyone found a way to rectify/or replace if possible,the non reflective coating on the screen of a plotter?

Someone has tried to help and rubbed the screen with dried salt on it scratching it. I've not found any threads here covering the solving aspect, only the "I'm pi**ed off that it's happened" bits.

Any help would be appreciated.
Yes I've had mine replaced, and it was very expensive on my Raymarine C120 350 odd if I rember correctly, its a factory job as the unit is hermetically sealed. Mine was caused by a light & fluffy 'Largs Yacht Haven' foam key fob hanging from the key switch and rubbing on the screen leaving a semi circle of buff area on the display
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Yes I've had mine replaced, and it was very expensive on my Raymarine C120 350 odd if I rember correctly, its a factory job as the unit is hermetically sealed. Mine was caused by a light & fluffy 'Largs Yacht Haven' foam key fob hanging from the key switch and rubbing on the screen leaving a semi circle of buff area on the display
Hi Muz,

Who did you deal with for the repair?, 350

my unit is sealed in flush, would be a pain to dig it out..thats in addition to the 350 squids.
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Hi Muz,

Who did you deal with for the repair?, 350
Just my usual stealers .. ehh.. I mean dealers FYM over in Grangemouth.. Although I now have the details of Raymarine direct Luckily my mount was really easy to pull out of the console, and I refitted it easy enough to save getting robbed for that aswell

I mean its a cosmetic thing but damned annoying to have to put up with, and the thing is,.. its the way the sun bounces off the marks on the glass that makes it look much more prominent, in darker light its not so bad, I now use the cover on mine all the time when not in use, as its basically in an open console, almost on a flat surface, and quite susceptible to damage. If salt water gets on it, I use a glass cleaner spray first, then, a soft duster to wipe away the solution.
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I didn't know those screens were so delicate. I know it won't reinstate the anti-glare coating, but I have heard good things about this product http://www.renovomarine.com/products/p_wpolish.php.

Might be worth trying to get the scratches out before parting with 350 for a replacement?
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Aye, I rubbed some of the anti-reflective off mine as well. Damn annoying. Garmin wants US$350 to reapply said coating. Better than the price you guys are seeing, but still seems ludicrous you can't do anything at home for cheaper. I've found several polishes for scratches, but none to reduce glare.
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Sorry, there is no fix for a scratched AR coating. I spent some time in the optical industry. No different than if you scratched your camera lense or sun specs: same stuff. The harder the coating the more exspensive and it is the single most expensive part of producing a LCD screen. Takes hours to apply in a sputtering oven which is a batch process and not automated yet that I am aware of.
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I didn't know those screens were so delicate. I know it won't reinstate the anti-glare coating, but I have heard good things about this product http://www.renovomarine.com/products/p_wpolish.php.

Might be worth trying to get the scratches out before parting with 350 for a replacement?
Thanks for that,I've got some good optical cleaner designed for camera's and bins,I'll have a go and post the results.
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Sorry, there is no fix for a scratched AR coating. I spent some time in the optical industry. No different than if you scratched your camera lense or sun specs: same stuff. The harder the coating the more exspensive and it is the single most expensive part of producing a LCD screen. Takes hours to apply in a sputtering oven which is a batch process and not automated yet that I am aware of.
Well funnily enough I called Raymarine Direct,who saids send it in and we'll have a look at it? they are presumably well versed on what the issue and how it's repaired, i'm making that assumption from the number of people with similar issues.

Sending it down will be a pain , No one mentioned 350....so will it be " that will 350 sir " after it's arrived.

I'll try some optical cleaner first...

350 that'll be soon nearly half a tank of fuel..
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Garmin resurfaced a screen roughed up from polishing with a dirty cloth on a 3210C I sent to them and charged $50 about 7 months ago....results were perfect and had it back within 10 days.
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