PG279 2k 165hz Antiglare Removal Help

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  1. alexrotondo

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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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    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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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.
     
  3. alexrotondo

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    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
     
  4. gan7114

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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!
     
  5. alexrotondo

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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?
     
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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.
     
  7. Kwaz

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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.
     
  8. alexrotondo

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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?
     
  9. alexrotondo

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    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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    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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    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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    Anything to report yet?
     
  15. alexrotondo

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    Posting now!
     
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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! :)
     
  18. alexrotondo

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    Nope check I am so happy!
     
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  19. THUMPer

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    Wow that's bad ass
     
  20. alexrotondo

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    Thank you! I am using it right now. It honestly feels like a new monitor. It looks unreal!
     
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    Congrats, I was cringing reading this thread. Awesome it worked out!
     
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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.
     
  25. 5150Joker

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    Nice, I thought for sure it was gonna end up bad.
     
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    holy shit !

    How much do you want to charge me to do the same if I ship you my monitor :)
     
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    Yup, Me too... Now I want to do mine.
     
  30. Colonel Sanders

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    I'm not gonna lie, I want to try this with my Acer XB271HU which has the same panel.
     
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    Congratulations!! I have the same monitor and would love to try it out. Did you by any chance took a video recording of the process?
     
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