Cleaining MBA screen

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  1. ks-man macrumors 6502a

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    I have Iklear which I use to clean my Ipod touch and it works really well.

    Is the screen for the MBA similar and can I use the Iklear for that? Is there something better that I should use?

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  2. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I just use water on a microfiber cloth and wipe dry with another clean dry microfiber cloth. Just like the fancy black one Apple includes w. the Air or they sell at electronics/office supply stores. Not really sure what iklear has in it but the screens do have a coating and aren't glass like the touch.
     
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  4. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    But isn't one of the things that Steve touted about the Air that the glass on the screen is arsenic-free??


    iKlear is fine for it, just don't spray directly onto the screen, spray onto the cloth then wipe the screen.
     
  5. fk51785 macrumors regular

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    I use iKlear for all apple products: imac, mba, iphone, and ipod ...
     
  6. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    What I meant was the screens have an anti-reflective coating on them and aren't made for "touching" like the touch/iphone glass.
     
  7. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Ah, i see what you mean, I was confused and worried that you knew something that I didn't. I know during the keynote steve was talking about how they changed how its made, so I was hoping you didn't know something life altering like that typical cleaners would eat a hole through it or something along those lines. :D Thanks for clearing that up.

    So yeah, then I would say iKlear is still the OPs best bet. I love that stuff, it made my white macbook so shiny and made the screen look really good too. I need to order some more now that I think about it... :rolleyes:
     
  8. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

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    Costco sells these packettes of wipes you can use to clean your screens.
     
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  10. southcounty949 macrumors member

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    LOL! I can't tell you how many people I've sent this to ... :D
     
  11. southcounty949 macrumors member

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    Dust-off Monitor Wipes

    I picked up a little container of Dust-off Monitor Wipes... This should be fine for the MBA screen, right?
     
  12. robby818 macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone else seen stains/blotches when using iKlear? I notice that it doesn't seem to apply evenly. Fortunately, after wiping again with some water on a clean cloth the marks went away. But the first time I used it, it seemed like I had ruined my LCD. i've seen this unevenness on both glossy and matte displays.
     
  13. spyz88 macrumors regular

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    Were you applying it directly onto the LCD or on the cloth like you are suppose to?
     
  14. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I only use water and micofiber and it works great. Not a lot to carry around.
     
  15. robby818 macrumors 6502a

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    Cloth. i would never spray anything directly on the LCD. After it dried, the screen looked normal but when wet, I could see some areas where it looked like there were splotches.
     

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