2015 MBP Anti Glare coating worth removing? Method least likely to cause damage?

Nov 9, 2021
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I got a MBP here that seems to be affected with the stain gate issue that I've seen around but mine isn't as bad as others I've seen. I'm just wondering if mine is worth removing because on one hand, it's not that bad in dim conditions but really noticeable in daylight. Also, I've seen plenty of horror stories with people ruining their screens with listerine getting underneath the display or breaking the screen with pressure and I'm kinda worried about preforming the AG-coating removal procedure.

Basically, is my Anti-glare coating worth removing and if it is, which method is least likely to cause damage? Also, is image quality affected other than the anti glare properties if I were to remove the coating? Like a loss in color accuracy or something like that.


Cory Cooper

May 19, 2004
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The only recommended solution to your issue is to replace the display assembly. I don't suggest trying to remove the coating, even though you may see information on that on the Internet. You will probably end up making things worse.

Sorry, display replacement is the best solution.


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