Glue residue on screen from factory screen protector...

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by skiltrip, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68020

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    I just received a refurb 32GB touch from Apple yesterday. When I peeled off the screen shield/protector, I noticed it left a lot of glue around the edges, like the adhesive detached from the plastic screen protector. Some gentle wiping with a microfiber cloth got the glue off, but there is still a film/outline over the screen from it. It's slight, but I can see it. I also got a refurb 8GB yesterday for my wife. that screen protector peeled off nice and easy with no residue, and I could have sworn her screen looked a little sharper and brighter.

    What would you guys do? Is there a good way to clean it? Little water and that microfiber cloth, or should I just take this to the Apple Store and try to get them to swap it?
     
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    Crigger540

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    Had that problem once, alcohol based glass cleaner worked fine.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Can you suggest a brand? Or does Windex and that sort of stuff have an alcohol based product?

    Would using alcohol with a micro-fiber cloth be ok, or is straight alcohol (the normal blend you get in drugstores) too harsh?
     
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    tablo13

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    The manual says not to use "window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPhone"...

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/iPhone_iOS4_User_Guide.pdf (page 52)
     
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    tablo13

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    Would it remove with water? It says to use a slightly damp cloth.
     

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