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5.0 out of 5 stars How to keep your game looking new, June 28, 2007
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This review is from: Nintendo DS Lite Onyx Black (Accessory)
I've read some reviews on Amazona and CNET lists as a drawback of the game its tendency to draw swirls and surface scratches. Just let me say that's not really a terrible problem. I just thought I'd share how to remove scratches from the glossy surface of the Nintendo DS Lite games. I refinish guitars, so I know quite a few tricks with plastic (for pickguards). I recently bought a used DS Lite (glossy black) for my son from Ebay. It had a bunch of surface scratches, swirls and one nasty scuff (must have been dropped/slid on the floor!). My son was quite distraught, but I wasn't. The nice shining finish might look fragile and daunting to touch but it's not. You just need to use auto rubbing compound on the DS Lite (light or dark) to remove scratches and swirls. I use Turtle Wax Premium Grade Rubbing Compound ($6-7), but you could use Meguires, or any other one easily found at auto stores. Just make sure its a good quality, liquid fine grit compound. You simply get a soft cloth and rub the swirls/scuff/minor scratches with the rubbing compound. I apply it and rub it without letting the compound dry, it works faster that way. It took me about 8 seconds to remove what looked like a bad permanent scuff and have the unit shine again like new. I also removed all the swirls in about a minutes time. Very simple and safe! I do this all the time with guitar pickguard to restore them. Cheers!
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Initial post: Jul 15, 2007 12:20:56 PM PDT
Thanks for the tip!

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 8:33:17 PM PDT
Linda Sue says:
Thanks for the tip! I wanted a DS but couldn't afford the costs. Maybe I can find a used one.

Posted on Dec 24, 2013 8:15:24 AM PST
thank you! Looking at used ones to maybe purchase and this is great to read here!
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