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What do you use to clean an LCD screen without leaving a film?
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: April 25, 2007 03:25PM
I now have a number of LCD panels in my house and need to find the best way to clean an LCD panel CLEAR. While I don't go putting my fingers on the panel on purpose, there are always intermittent greasy finger marks (like when I tried to massage a stuck pixel from my LCD tv).

When you clean an LCD screen with windex it leaves a slight film on the panel. So is there a better liquid solution?

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Re: What do you use to clean an LCD screen without leaving a film?
Posted by: jeffNOTjon
Date: April 25, 2007 03:29PM
iKlear [www.klearscreen.com]
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Re: What do you use to clean an LCD screen without leaving a film?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: April 25, 2007 03:35PM
iKlear [eshop.macsales.com]




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Re: What do you use to clean an LCD screen without leaving a film?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: April 25, 2007 03:42PM
Don't use Windex, the alcohol and ammonia in the mix will attack the surface of the screen leaving a haze. A micro-fiber wipe moistened with plain water will take care of most crud on the screen surface. If it really gets dirty, a dilute dishwash soap wipe followed by a plain water wipe to remove any residue is usually enough to clean the surface.







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Re: What do you use to clean an LCD screen without leaving a film?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 25, 2007 03:42PM
You know I have tried those wipes - [eshop.macsales.com] but they always leave streaks on the screen. They do clean off the fingerprints and such, but I haven't been able to get the screen as clean looking as it was when new. (This is a DELL 2005FPW, by the way).
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Re: What do you use to clean an LCD screen without leaving a film?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: April 25, 2007 03:53PM
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mikebw
You know I have tried those wipes - [eshop.macsales.com] but they always leave streaks on the screen. They do clean off the fingerprints and such, but I haven't been able to get the screen as clean looking as it was when new. (This is a DELL 2005FPW, by the way).

That's what the second wipe is for. Buff the screen with that. I use it on my 2405, & powerbooks, works great.




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Re: What do you use to clean an LCD screen without leaving a film?
Posted by: john dough
Date: April 25, 2007 04:12PM
I was at MacWorld SF in 2004 and I saw a demo of this:

[www.radtech.us]

and I immediately bought a case for resale to my clients. They demonstrated their cleaner against a few others on the market (not sure if iKlear was there), and all but the OmniCleanz left residue.

This stuff cleans screens better than anything I have seen. No, I don't have anything to gain by saying these things (although I wish I did), it is just this stuff works and I don't have to think about it. People swear by iKlear, but this stuff is great and it keeps all my screens as clear as new.
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Re: What do you use to clean an LCD screen without leaving a film?
Posted by: Robo
Date: April 25, 2007 04:22PM
Comet and a steel wool pad.
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Re: What do you use to clean an LCD screen without leaving a film?
Posted by: sscutchen
Date: April 25, 2007 07:30PM
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Comet and a steel wool pad.

No... this didn't work.





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Re: What do you use to clean an LCD screen without leaving a film?
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: April 25, 2007 09:06PM
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john dough
I was at MacWorld SF in 2004 and I saw a demo of this:

[www.radtech.us]

and I immediately bought a case for resale to my clients. They demonstrated their cleaner against a few others on the market (not sure if iKlear was there), and all but the OmniCleanz left residue.

This stuff cleans screens better than anything I have seen. No, I don't have anything to gain by saying these things (although I wish I did), it is just this stuff works and I don't have to think about it. People swear by iKlear, but this stuff is great and it keeps all my screens as clear as new.

and it's only $889 a gallon!!!

If you buy it by the ounce...



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Monster® iClean
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 25, 2007 09:12PM
This stuff is great.

Superior to iKlear in just about every way except the packets are trés handy for travel.

•iClean is cheaper than iKlear.
•It's more convenient to use- spray on, wipe off. Thank you, Mr. Miyagi.
•The spray is slightly viscous and will
not
run.
•It cleans dirt, soda, and fingerprints extremely well. (I just clean the dust.)
•It comes with a microfiber cloth for one-step cleaning and buffing.
•Does not streak.

Now for the most part, a soft cloth slightly dampened with water followed by a soft dry towel will work very well if not as well, and it just about free. But iClean is much more convenient.

It comes in bottles with a microfiber cloth, so it's not quite as travel ready as the iKlean packets.

iClear can be found at CompUSA, Radio Shack (I think) and amazon.






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Re: Monster® iClean
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: April 25, 2007 11:24PM
I totally agree on iClean. I used iKlear for years and, while you can get your screen perfectly clean if you buff it quickly enough, iClean does it with hardly any effort, every time. Not sure if it works on the glossy screens though.
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Re: What do you use to clean an LCD screen without leaving a film?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 26, 2007 07:56AM
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M A V I C
That's what the second wipe is for. Buff the screen with that. I use it on my 2405, & powerbooks, works great.

Yeah, I've used the buffing wipe, but it doesn't seem to do the trick. Perhaps I am not getting to it quickly enough?
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Re: What do you use to clean an LCD screen without leaving a film?
Posted by: Mike V
Date: April 26, 2007 07:57AM
We've got stuff in little saches at work (I can't rmember what it's called), it works quite well, but they are pretty expensive.


Microfibre cloth and water works wonders for me. Better than the commercial product.



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