Best way to clean matte screen?

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  1. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

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    Just curious how I should clean the matte screen. Will water and a wet cloth harm it?
     
  2. atluten macrumors 6502

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    I use a glasses cleaning cloth and some water to clean my matte screen. No problems so far. Cheers!
     
  3. fredrickyoon macrumors regular

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    Been using Apple's iKlear and cloth and works like a charm.
     
  4. pinktank macrumors 6502

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    get rubbing alcohol and dilute it 1-4 and use a microfiber cloth
     
  5. markrivers macrumors 6502a

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    isn't alcohol bad for the lcd screen? even if it's diluted?
    i just use water and a microfiber cloth.
     
  6. zepharus macrumors 6502a

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    I use piss and vinegar
     
  7. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    microfiber and water dont get along too good to apply it, since it doesnt asorb, but rather push the water arround.


    best way to do it..

    1) dampen a regular cotton towel and clean the screen
    2) use a dry microfiber to lightly buff off any water streaks

    3) ... oh wait there is no step 3
     
  8. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    I use the cloth that came with my HD LCD TV. I just put the cloth under the tap and rub off the excess water and gently rub my screen down, i basically just follow the instructions for cleaning my TV and ive had no problems.
     
  9. pinktank macrumors 6502

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    iklear is as bad as diluted alcohol if theyre any bad,the dilution amount I posted is way into the safety ph region
     
  10. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    i use iClean with it's supplied cloth and it works very well.
     
  11. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    I follow the directions from the book that comes with the MacBook and MacBook Pro. Use water and the cloth included in the MB box.
     
  12. chris y. macrumors regular

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    The alcohol is necessary if there are any secretions, such as oil from your fingertips. Otherwise water and a soft cloth is fine. If you really wanted to baby your screen, its good to remove the loose dust on top first with a separate cloth, so theres less chance you'll put scratches on the screen.

    I did want to mention that I know people who just wipe the screens with whatever they have handy (paper towels, windex, cinch) and their screens have held up surprisingly well, so I am beginning to think the coating on the LCDs are pretty durable.
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I just use the microfiber cloth. If things go bad I usually wipe it with those anti-static glasses wipes once a week so dust doesn't accumulate.
     

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