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How to Fix Scratches in PSP Faceplate

Updated July 20, 2017

Whether you have a traditional piano black PSP 3000 or a PSP Slim with a sleek chrome faceplate, you want to keep your PSP looking its best. The surface of your PSP can get scratched, especially if you use it outdoors or while travelling. And because the PSP looks so stylish as it is, even a single scratch can detract from the aesthetic and potential resale value of your device. Depending on the depth and number of scratches, you might need to replace the faceplate altogether--but before you go this drastic route, try some simple scratch-removal techniques first.

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  1. Clean your PSP with a dry, clean rag. Ensure that no dust or debris is visible, especially on the scratched faceplate. Mask off the area surrounding the faceplate with masking tape.

  2. Put one or two drops of metal polish or display polish on the rag. You can use Brasso, Silvo, Displex, or another name brand of your choice.

  3. Rub the scratched surface of your PSP faceplate gently in a clockwise motion until roughly half of the scratches have disappeared.

  4. Reverse into a counterclockwise rubbing motion over the same area until all of the scratches have disappeared.

  5. Use the clean end of the rag to remove any residue polish. Wipe the faceplate away from the buttons to avoid getting polish in the interior of your PSP.

  6. Purchase a screen and faceplate protector from your local gaming store or an online seller like eBay or Amazon.

  7. Cover the screen and faceplate with the protector, ensuring that no air bubbles are caught under the protector.

  8. Replace the protector if it begins to lift up around the edges or if it is too deeply scratched.

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Things You'll Need

  • Metal polish or display polish
  • Clean rag

About the Author

Chantelle Peters has been writing for the web since 2006. She has been published on social media news sites, health sites, home interiors sites and more. Peters has a Bachelor of Arts in English and politics from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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