Tonearm scratches

Hello All,

Are scratches on tonearms normal from the cartridge mounting hardware. I see scratches on my RB 250 after I mounted the Denon DL 160, from the mounting screws. Can they be covered up? Or best just left that way. Just an eye-sore?

Thank You!!
they are pretty normal, and inevitable. I wouldn't worry about them.
Thank You Bdgregory!!
I disagree, Bdgregory. They can be easily avoided by using small plastic washers between the mounting bolts and the headshell.
Hi Rgurney, the washers were not supplied with the cartridge, where can I find them?

Thank You!!
Hardware,hobby store,or cartridge dealers simular to these.
Under phono cartridge screws or mounting hardware.[]
Thank You HiFihvn, I'll look into them.