PG279 2k 165hz Antiglare Removal Help

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This is the current state of the monitor. So I scratched the screen and have always wanted to do this so gave me an excuse lol. For people who have done this on other monitors, the very top layer is just AG coating correct? I am worried about pulling off the polarized filter. Going to soak it for 5 hours with very wet but not soaked paper towels. Also worried about the edge of the monitor and exposure to wet paper towels. Any other tips? :)
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Yes, it is just the very top layer. However, I have not seen any successful attempts at removing the AG from newer monitors like this. Apparently they're using some type of new adhesive that doesn't easily give way to a simple soaking with wet paper towels, and as a result people who attempted to remove the coating end up destroying the polarizer.
 
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Yes, it is just the very top layer. However, I have not seen any successful attempts at removing the AG from newer monitors like this. Apparently they're using some type of new adhesive that doesn't easily give way to a simple soaking with wet paper towels, and as a result people who attempted to remove the coating end up destroying the polarizer.
Dang thats really dissapointing... It has a bad scratch that I can't live with and this is really the only way to fix it. But also dont want to ruin a monitor I spent $850 on. Uhg... lol
 

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Well, there is always the "FOR SCIENCE!" route.

Seems like you have it ready to go. If the scratch is really that bad, I say go for it. Just be sure to have your towels constantly wet. I'm curious what the outcome will be- although I'm saying that without $850 on the line. God speed!
 
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Well, there is always the "FOR SCIENCE!" route.

Seems like you have it ready to go. If the scratch is really that bad, I say go for it. Just be sure to have your towels constantly wet. I'm curious what the outcome will be- although I'm saying that without $850 on the line. God speed!
Yeah I took it apart last night but it was almost 1AM when I took those pics haha. Yeah I am really hoping it turns out. I love glossy monitors so if this goes smoothly I will want to keep this monitor for a very long time since I have never seen a glossy 165hz 2k monitor lol. I will either do it tonight or Wednesday. Ill post pictures on how it comes out. I want to get the AG coating as wet as I can I am just worried about water seeping in the blue area and other areas. Any tips to keep the water on just the AG panel?
 

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Yeah I took it apart last night but it was almost 1AM when I took those pics haha. Yeah I am really hoping it turns out. I love glossy monitors so if this goes smoothly I will want to keep this monitor for a very long time since I have never seen a glossy 165hz 2k monitor lol. I will either do it tonight or Wednesday. Ill post pictures on how it comes out. I want to get the AG coating as wet as I can I am just worried about water seeping in the blue area and other areas. Any tips to keep the water on just the AG panel?
I would get some blue painter's tape and just edge the monitor with it. To be on the safe side, it would probably be a good idea to go out and buy a couple gallons of distilled water. They're like $1 each at the grocery store. Then just fill a mixing bowl to wet the towels. Blue car towels are ideal.
 

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Yeah I took it apart last night but it was almost 1AM when I took those pics haha. Yeah I am really hoping it turns out. I love glossy monitors so if this goes smoothly I will want to keep this monitor for a very long time since I have never seen a glossy 165hz 2k monitor lol. I will either do it tonight or Wednesday. Ill post pictures on how it comes out. I want to get the AG coating as wet as I can I am just worried about water seeping in the blue area and other areas. Any tips to keep the water on just the AG panel?
I haven't seen anyone successfully do this with the newer anti-glare coating that they use. I believe that the new type of coating is sprayed or vapor applied and you can't just peel it off like before.

Every time I see someone attempt to do this on a newer monitor they destroy it.

But hey, good luck.
 
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I would get some blue painter's tape and just edge the monitor with it. To be on the safe side, it would probably be a good idea to go out and buy a couple gallons of distilled water. They're like $1 each at the grocery store. Then just fill a mixing bowl to wet the towels. Blue car towels are ideal.
Good idea about the distiled water! I was thinking blue painters tape but I am worried when I peel it off the bottom section it will pull those other cables but I can try and put paper towels under it. Have you tried this before?
 
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I haven't seen anyone successfully do this with the newer anti-glare coating that they use. I believe that the new type of coating is sprayed or vapor applied and you can't just peel it off like before.

Every time I see someone attempt to do this on a newer monitor they destroy it.

But hey, good luck.
I cant deal with the scratch so its my only option sadly. Trying to gather every piece of info to have the highest chance at success. After the 6 hours of wetting it I am going to try to start the peel by inserting a thin piece of paper to start the seperation then peel extremely slowly.
 

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Good idea about the distiled water! I was thinking blue painters tape but I am worried when I peel it off the bottom section it will pull those other cables but I can try and put paper towels under it. Have you tried this before?
Painter's tape is made to peel up easily, so you should be fine.

I have no idea what you'll encounter; like others here, I'm not familiar with the AG coating on the PG279Q, nor have I ever attempted an AG removal. However, [H] is a great archive of many attempted AG removals over the years.

I would check out cre3d's thread. It's 7 years old, but has great reference photos:

https://hardforum.com/threads/guide...e-ag-coating-from-a-dell-u2312hm-lcd.1674033/
 
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Painter's tape is made to peel up easily, so you should be fine.

I have no idea what you'll encounter; like others here, I'm not familiar with the AG coating on the PG279Q, nor have I ever attempted an AG removal. However, [H] is a great archive of many attempted AG removals over the years.

I would check out cre3d's thread. It's 7 years old, but has great reference photos:

https://hardforum.com/threads/guide...e-ag-coating-from-a-dell-u2312hm-lcd.1674033/
Thanks for that guide! I am going to stop by an auto place to grab the towels and tape on the way home. I am debating about soaking it for longer then 6 hours for the highest sucess rate.
 
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Just started 30 min ago! Took the info from the tutorial linked above. Went for wet but not soaked towels. Trying to be aggressive with the soak and prolong for 8 hours. Any other tips? :)
 
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Added another layer and made sure everything was still wet. Will soak for another 5 hours probably. Not going to add anymore water. Worried about damaging the panel.
 
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So it came out amazing! After soaking it for 8 hours the worry about it feeling impossible to come off instantly went away. NOTE if you plan on doing this to yours that bottom layer is not the polariser! I almost started peeling mine off till I noticed it! So start picking from the very top till the AG layer starts to separate. Tip number 2 do not stop moving. Every time I stopped it made a streak that I had to wipe away after. The monitor looks insane and came out so good. Super happy and thanks for everyone that helped! I wanted the new ROG 4k 144hz but I am so happy with how this came out ill be keeping my PG279 for a long time! :)
 

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That’s awesome man, congrats on your beautiful screen! Thank you for adding to the [H] knowledge base. :)
 

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I wonder if this would help my PG278. Going from a glossy IPS to a TN with AG made me think something was wrong with this monitor at first.
 

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Damn, that's awesome.

I loved my glossy Samsung S27A950D. Felt like the colors popped more and just looked all around more vibrant and better.

Everything is matte nowadays...

Wonder if it's possible to do that to my Dell Alienware AW3814DW lol.
 
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NOTE if you plan on doing this to yours that bottom layer is not the polariser! I almost started peeling mine off till I noticed it! So start picking from the very top till the AG layer starts to separate.

I am confused, you say the bottom layer is not the polarizer, but then that you stopped when you noticed you started peeling yours off. So the top layer is the AG and directly under that is the polarizer?

Also, would you mind given a description of the disassembly process? And better yet do you have any pictures of when you took it apart?

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Been a while since a post gave me sweaty palms :nailbiting:

Sounds like a lot of folks like the gloss, aren't you distracted by all the reflections?
 

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I was about to offer my broken same monitor to replace you screen. Mine wont light up.. light bulbs dead.. Ive held a flash light to it and can see the desk top so that's what it seems like.. no idea if their is old school bulbs behind the screen or its a power source that took a crap. I have just a few days left to submit a ticket for it to Asus before the 3 year warranty runs out and I've been super lazy about doing it. So the screen prob was perfect for 2 years. Can bear the thought of them sending me back a referb.
 

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I did the same procedure to my ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q ..... It's phenomenal. I'm going to upload some photos.


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I followed this guide, https://www.overclock.net/forum/44-...og-swift-pg278q-qr-removal-matte-coating.html. It is for the PG278, but the process of disassembling it is exactly identical to the PG279.

You have to have a lot of patience for this procedure. I let it stay for 8 hours with the wet paper on top of the AG. Then with my nail in one of the upper corners, I forced and began to lift the AG. At first it seemed like he was not going to get up, but we have to do some strength to get him up. Then I took it all in one go, without stopping.

Now the picture quality is outstanding. I know the screen now has no protection, but I'm thinking of buying this transparent screen protector. https://www.protectionfilms24.com/a...2068.647870750.1561855239-66521938.1561674125
 
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One day, one of these monitor makers is going to figure out that there is a segment of the market that wants this.
 

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Hi guys, i want buy a HP 3BZ12AA Pavilion Gaming 32 HDR, but i hate the matte display, now im using a samsung tv 32D5000 (glossy 1080p) and i can't survive without deep black and brillant colours.
So i can try to remove AG with this method for 10hours paper wet?

Then i can stay with display without protection and clean it with microfibre when is necessary?

Let me know if any other tips can help me in the process...i ll use distillater water for this and tape on borders to avoid infiltrated water

Ty in advance ^^


ps. maybe i can live with a semi-glossy or real low-haze AG, but seems that this hp display have a heave AG for reflection, atleast from video/images on internet
 
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