Best way to clean/dust Thunderbolt Display?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gowanis, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. gowanis macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    Any recommended products? Just use a microfiber cloth, or are there special cleaning solutions for this purpose?
  2. inscrewtable macrumors 68000


    Oct 9, 2010
    On the outside window cleaner and paper towel, then finish with micro fibre cloth. On the inside, use suction pad to remove glass then microfibre cloth only.
  3. gowanis thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    So you're saying Windex and a standard paper towel is acceptable ?
  4. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2007
    I am always wary of using any ammonia based cleaning solution on any of my electronic devices. What I recommend is making your own solution.

    You will need:
    - Distilled water (do not use regular water!)
    - 70% or greater isopropyl alcohol (I prefer 91%)
    - Spray bottle

    Just mix equal parts water and alcohol is the spray bottle, and viola, you have the very best cleaning solution. All you need is a nice lint free microfiber cloth and you are good to go.

    Good luck!
  5. Tony5787 macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2009
    I always use the microfiber cloth Apple gives with the MacBook Pros to clean my MacBook Pro's screen. I dampen one end with water and then run it across any spots or smudges. Then I take the dry end of the cloth and dry that area. Looks good as new. I know the Thunderbolt Display is significantly larger but the same concept should apply. Also, I dust my screen off with a dry microfiber before I clean the screen with the damp microfiber.
  6. inscrewtable macrumors 68000


    Oct 9, 2010
    Yep, absolutely, I mean it's only glass isn't it. It's what I use on my very expensive prescription glasses which are also coated with a non reflective coating. They are acrylic so even more sensitive than glass, and the results are perfect.
  7. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Microfiber cloth and Stoners Invisible Glass.
  8. -jc macrumors member


    Jan 18, 2013
    Usually you should be OK with a microfiber cloth and water but if there's any finger marks, grease, dirt etc on the glass, then you could use something stronger. I've used all sorts on the iMacs with glass and they've come out looking brand new.

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