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Hey guys - I used a non-abrasive tooth paste in very small amounts with a q-tip. I noticed a black colour showing up on the q-tip as I rubbed the lens. All hazing was removed, no pressure or aggressive abrasives were used.

Good luck I hope it works for you(no need to use a credit card or drill or whatever in my experience.

tooth paste - Kiss My Face (all natural).

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Is the coating completely gone ?

I found that the outer most edge of the lens was the hardest to remove

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For me, the back main was the toughest to get the coating off. Believe me. Its there. You just have to rub pretty hard.

The downside to this though, is whatever solvent that you use, will get the adhesive on the lens pretty loose. The lens will start to move as you rub in circular motion . Be careful as to not get any liquid under it.

The duo camera was actually pretty easy.

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Thank you! I've been sick to my stomach worried about my lens being all scratched up and KNOWING I have babied this phone and have it in an Otterbox and know there's no way I could be scratching it that bad. I've even called around about getting that outside lens replaced and only one place does it and they were going to charge me $100...... So I got most of it rubbed off, not going to worry about all of it as long as my inside lens is free from gunk, I should be good!

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Thank you! I've been sick to my stomach worried about my lens being all scratched up and KNOWING I have babied this phone and have it in an Otterbox and know there's no way I could be scratching it that bad. I've even called around about getting that outside lens replaced and only one place does it and they were going to charge me $100...... So I got most of it rubbed off, not going to worry about all of it as long as my inside lens is free from gunk, I should be good!

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Amazing! I ha e my phone back now. Also used the toothpaste method. Now my phone is.... Mint. Again. Ha!
 
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Is the coating completely gone ?

I found that the outer most edge of the lens was the hardest to remove

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Yes, I managed to remove every bit of it from the lens. Minus the scratch I put into it while using a more aggressive method of removal...wish I had tried the tooth paste first. Don't make this mistake, nor do I recommend a whitening tooth paste either.

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Same problem here. Looks like a scratched camera lens. I was really bummed out because I take really good care of my new M8. I tried alcohol to no avail. The toothpaste trick worked great just as the other comments stated. Pictures are now crystal clear again. It did take a lot of rubbing. Approximately 5 solid minutes to get it all.
 
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I just realized that my M8 cameras (all 3) was scratched in the surface of the coating. With a polish for acryllic materials I managed to remove the coating and all the miniature surface scratches that had evolved even though I really take care of the phone all of the time.

Now the pictures looks good again. Coming home from a camping trip with my family I realize that all the pictures taken there are rubbish.

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I had the same issue with scratches on my lens. I got a cotton cuetip, used toothpaste, put some pressure and went in a circular motion. Then used nail polish remove instead. Repeated 3 times. Now all good! 😀
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Yes, my sons m8 had the same issue. We sent it to HTC and they replace the lens under warranty.. He was without a phone for about a week. The replacement lens have no issue with scratching now. We got the phone when it first released, I'm thinking the first batch had a low quality glass.

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