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7th February 2009, 02:36 PM #1
Yep! I goofed.
In a moment of madness/stupidity I decided to use polish on my LCD screen. Probably not the wisest of moves! I've used it before and realised that it's no good so I don't know why I did it again. Hands engaged before brain I think.
Anyway, I think I've sort of got the screen looking alright again but I want to get some proper wipes.
What do you use/recommend? Where do you get them from?
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7th February 2009, 02:54 PM #2
I use the Safeclens Screen-Clene - either the spray or wipes - made by AF. We usually buy from Espo (don't ask why) but here's another supplier.
Last edited by tech_guy; 7th February 2009 at 02:58 PM.
7th February 2009, 02:57 PM #3
50% isopropyl alchohol + 50% distilled water along with a microfibre cloth is what the manufacturers seem to recommend and it is way cheaper than specialty wipes. Just explain your need to the local chemist and they can usually provide it in small quantities (500mls).
7th February 2009, 03:00 PM #4
In the UK trying to buy ia will probably get you reported to the authorities as a suspected bomb maker!
7th February 2009, 03:16 PM #5
I use iKlear on my displays and on my phones / iPhone / iPods. The secret is getting a decent polishing cloth that doesn't take too much of the protecting film it leaves behind, and also making sure you replace the cloth on a regular basis.
7th February 2009, 03:37 PM #6
I have tried alsorts on my Sony X-Black TFTs at home to clean them and I am really struggling to get them so they are clean, smear free and fluff free Will give the IPA a try, got a bottle of it somewhere from Fibre Optical work
7th February 2009, 03:42 PM #7
£7 delivery? I think they're having a laugh.
Originally Posted by tech_guy
How about something like these?
7th February 2009, 03:48 PM #8
For IPA why not try your science department?
7th February 2009, 03:57 PM #9
I want it for home use and I'm not sure they'll give it out for that.
Originally Posted by Andrew_C
7th February 2009, 04:05 PM #10
I use a 50/50 mix of IPA and cider vinegar to clear my ears after swimming. I buy the IPA from the chemist by the half litre. First time I went he asked why I wanted it but was happy when I showed him my school ID.
I might try the same mix on a knackered laptop screen to see how it works.
7th February 2009, 04:36 PM #11
You do need to dilute it to 50% otherwise it can eat the anti glare coating but once diluted it is safe for lcds.
Originally Posted by john
Thanks to SYNACK from:
grumpy_git (7th February 2009)
7th February 2009, 06:30 PM #12
Polishing cloth, like the type you get with glasses work well.
7th February 2009, 07:40 PM #13
The little cloth that comes with an ipod touch or iphone,
7th February 2009, 07:53 PM #14
- Rep Power
That's a useful tip - thanks, will give it a go some time. I always used Windolene or equivalent on CRTs and it doesn't seem to have caused any problems on the TFTs either.
Originally Posted by SYNACK
Out of interest who's job is it in other schools to go around clearing mucky fingerprints off the screens? Our cleaners have difficulty doing more than waving the hoover in the general direction of the carpet, and don't touch the machines. (To be fair they don't have much time, although one does seem to spend more time texting people on her phone than cleaning). At the moment I go around cleaning the screens at the same time as removing dust from the inside of the case on about a termly basis.
7th February 2009, 07:58 PM #15
Thanks. I've got one of those somewhere.
Originally Posted by danIT
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