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hcho3
Jan 20, 2011, 05:52 PM
Any suggestions?



AMDGAMER
Jan 20, 2011, 06:10 PM
I ordered this...hasn't been delivered yet but I will post how it works when I get it.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/H2066ZM/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY

tmagman
Jan 20, 2011, 06:33 PM
use a microfiber cloth- I find the Oakley sunglasses ones are the best- lightly dampen part of it with distilled water, wipe and dry.

jenzjen
Jan 20, 2011, 06:44 PM
I've been using just a plain terry cloth towel and a little water for years with no issue. Every now and then I use Windex to get rid of grime and water again in the interim.

InsanelyApple
Jan 20, 2011, 06:59 PM
I just use the microfiber cloth that comes with the Macs. And if need be I will dampen part of it.

Thiol
Jan 20, 2011, 07:16 PM
iKlear + microfiber cloth

Apple OC
Jan 20, 2011, 07:18 PM
I've been using just a plain terry cloth towel and a little water for years with no issue. Every now and then I use Windex to get rid of grime and water again in the interim.

I have to say ... never use Windex on TV or Computer screens ... the computer screen maintenance rule #1 :cool:

Use microfiber cloth and water drop ... iKlear is also OK

threeputt
Jan 20, 2011, 07:26 PM
iKlear plus the cloth that comes with it. Works great.

FourCandles
Jan 20, 2011, 07:35 PM
I just use the microfiber cloth that comes with the Macs. ...

^ This for the casing (aluminium 23in ACD)

iKlear plus the cloth that comes with it. Works great.

^ This for the screen itself.

EDIT: and I've just noticed that this is in the MBA forum. My bad. :o

jenzjen
Jan 20, 2011, 07:57 PM
I have to say ... never use Windex on TV or Computer screens ... the computer screen maintenance rule #1 :cool:

Use microfiber cloth and water drop ... iKlear is also OK

I know the urban legend, but for me no issue on probably 10-15 different screens over the years basically everything except a plasma. Matte/glossy laptops, matte Dell LCDs, glossy Apple ACDs, no issue and still 10s.

I've never sprayed it on the display for fear of it leaking into the unit, instead spray it on the towel and wipe.

halledise
Jan 20, 2011, 07:58 PM
for all my Airs and MB's - all I've ever used is a:

CLEAN damp cloth (chux or sponge - either's fine)

followed by a

dry SOFT towelling to buff.

this works well for o/s, keyboard and screens :D

and is free.

ps - ensure machine is off especially when cleaning screen and ensure it's flush to a flat surface and be flippin' gentle

The Samurai
Jan 20, 2011, 07:58 PM
Muc-Off
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nsgHkY3NZs)

chrono1081
Jan 20, 2011, 08:20 PM
Windex on a paper towel.

I just spray windex on the paper towel first then wipe. I clean my MBA, iPhone, iPad, and both 27inches with the same method.

lucashungaro
Jan 20, 2011, 09:01 PM
I use this Philips cleaner: http://www.amazon.com/Philips-HDTV-CRT-LCD-Cleaning/dp/B00196VI3M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1295578967&sr=8-2

Before that I was using the Apple cloth (shame they don't pack it with the MBA anymore, but I still have a few), paper towel (or a soft toilet paper :P) and water. Works fine too, just gets more time to become 100% clean. The cloth is to remove the "stains" and the paper to polish.

firewood
Jan 20, 2011, 09:07 PM
Microfiber cloth that I got from my optician for expensive prescription eyeglasses.

Xeperu
Jan 21, 2011, 03:16 AM
Make-up removal pads I steal from the missus.

http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/images/accessories/products/lg_cotton_wool_pads.jpg

If the stain is big, some water.

Xeperu
Jan 21, 2011, 03:18 AM
Windex on a paper towel.

I just spray windex on the paper towel first then wipe. I clean my MBA, iPhone, iPad, and both 27inches with the same method.

Windex is probably the worst thing you can use on a screen. You WILL kill your screen coating, I once fired my cleaning lady for Windexing my monitor. Also had her employer pay for a new screen.

I know the urban legend, but for me no issue on probably 10-15 different screens over the years basically everything except a plasma. Matte/glossy laptops, matte Dell LCDs, glossy Apple ACDs, no issue and still 10s.

I've never sprayed it on the display for fear of it leaking into the unit, instead spray it on the towel and wipe.

"Urban legend" my butt, try looking at a Windexed screen from an angle. Looks like junk. My screens, wether portable or stationary look pristine. I have a Dell LCD that has run 37K hours, looks like new. Also still have aforementioned Windexed screen, 2000 hours of use NEXT to the Dell, looks like balls.

jenzjen
Jan 21, 2011, 07:09 AM
Windex is probably the worst thing you can use on a screen. You WILL kill your screen coating, I once fired my cleaning lady for Windexing my monitor. Also had her employer pay for a new screen.



"Urban legend" my butt, try looking at a Windexed screen from an angle. Looks like junk. My screens, wether portable or stationary look pristine. I have a Dell LCD that has run 37K hours, looks like new. Also still have aforementioned Windexed screen, 2000 hours of use NEXT to the Dell, looks like balls.

You're just over-reacting, the monitors see Windex maybe twice a year.

If you would read, I mainly use cloth + water and Windex only when there's grime. Until Nov, I had some Dell 2405s (from 2005) that were cleaned like this and there was no coating degradation as they were still being used as we upgraded to 2410s.

If someone is super A and does it every day, then I can understand your argument.

chrono1081
Jan 21, 2011, 08:15 AM
Windex is probably the worst thing you can use on a screen. You WILL kill your screen coating, I once fired my cleaning lady for Windexing my monitor. Also had her employer pay for a new screen.



"Urban legend" my butt, try looking at a Windexed screen from an angle. Looks like junk. My screens, wether portable or stationary look pristine. I have a Dell LCD that has run 37K hours, looks like new. Also still have aforementioned Windexed screen, 2000 hours of use NEXT to the Dell, looks like balls.

Thats a myth that I used to buy into too until I tried it. I use it all the time and my screens are fine. Several times a week at least.

gwsat
Jan 21, 2011, 08:30 AM
I bought a screen cleaning kit at Best Buy, which included a microfiber cloth and a 10 ounce spray bottle of a cleaner called Rocketfish. The kit was fairly expensive, a little more than $20.00, but I have had it for nearly a year and use it on my MBA, MBP, iPad, and iPhone. I suspect that it will last at least another year. I put the cloth through the washer and dryer once in awhile and it comes out looking like new.

sarah11918
Jan 21, 2011, 10:00 AM
iKlear + microfiber cloth

This.

Quad5Ny
Jan 22, 2011, 03:28 AM
If the screen is glass the quickest way to clean it would be rubbing alcohol, some paper towels and a can of compressed air.

If it has a anti-glare coating, don't use the alcohol.

FYI, I use rubbing alcohol on everything including anti-glare screens and have never had anything get damaged(except for invisibleSHIELD protectors; it eats through those), I like living dangerously :D.

jlpoore89
Jan 22, 2011, 04:40 AM
Windex is probably safe on things like the LED displays with glass, but not on the glass on the iPhone's for it will remove the oleophobic coating. And it isn't safe on anti-glare displays. I have an old Dell that I used to use Windex on and now it sparkles aka the coating was worn away by the Windex and now no colors are solid, but they are pixelated, because the surface of the screen has been ruined.

Anyways, iKlear is absolutely one of the safest and best things you can use on your screen no matter what type it is. And it acts as a polish so if you use it regularly it keeps the display smooth and I find that it repels dust for a few days. Also it is what Apple uses to clean the screens of all the computers in the Apple Stores

AMDGAMER
Jan 22, 2011, 11:30 AM
I just got this and used it....

http://www.amazon.com/Moshi-99MO033001-Tera-Glove-Black/dp/B003SETV78/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1295717415&sr=8-1

Its a small glove, it looks big in the photo, but its fairly small. Excellent.

neko girl
Jan 22, 2011, 11:45 AM
Softest Kleenex you can find. 50% white vinegar, 50% tap water. Try it!

solowmodel
Jan 22, 2011, 12:09 PM
I'm just using a microfiber glasses cloth..

beegeo333
Jan 25, 2011, 01:54 PM
A new electronic cleaner has surfaced and it is free of alcohol, ammonia, & sodium lauryl sulfate. The product is also scented with an organic green apple smell. Best of all, the product is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

http://www.ajcleaner.com/

Lord Appleseed
Jan 25, 2011, 02:03 PM
Swiffer for the dust, and one of these awesome Apple microfiber cloth.

Tomorrow
Jan 25, 2011, 02:07 PM
This.