Originally Posted by tsinc80697
i dropped my pearl off my lap when i got out of the car the other day.
The metallic bit on the side has a scuff mark on it, anyone know how to get rid of it, or to lessen the damage?
Don't want to put polish or anything on unless someone is 100% it might help.
Half the battle on making scratches look better or to disappear is to get rid of debris inside the scratch. If you can make the scratch "valley" shine, then it may not show up all that much [except to you].
I believe the sides are actually metal [put a small magnet on an edge and it stuck]. That is good news, because if it was plastic, there would be little you could do.
I have some metal polishes that gets out small scratches, but it's too expensive for this job.
You should clean or buff up the scratches with some metal/chrome polish [from an auto supply store]. Only lightly work the material as you don't want to damage the surface further. Moreover, I am not sure what is underneath the shiny chrome surface/plating. Could be pot metal
Although I use Best Skins Ever, you can also apply that ShieldZone skin on the the sides, after you clean up the scratch. [The Shieldzone kit includes pieces for the side].
The skin will break up light that is reflecting on the scratch. So it will not show up or only slightly.
Bonus Tip - You can always put the phone in a case and hide it from public view, similar to what people do to hide their out-of-shape figures.