Cleaning the giant glossy displays

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  1. Shawnstra macrumors regular

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    What do you think it's the best way? Plain old water and microfiber cloth or using one of those iKlear cleaning solutions?
     
  2. omgitscolin macrumors newbie

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    It's glass. Windex and newspaper works great.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  4. jonwd7 macrumors member

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    I was a paperboy and had blackened hands every single day, so I've never really understood what people talk about when they say to use newspaper to clean things... :rolleyes:

    I understand there may be types of acceptable paper but I'd rather just use the cloth they provide. And Windex for prints/stains.
     
  5. Shawnstra thread starter macrumors regular

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    I decided to go with some iKlear. I will just use a cloth to wipe it down daily, maybe with some water every other day, and only use the iKlear once a week or so.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  6. yourashero macrumors regular

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    Never dog on a good ol piece of newspaper. Check out mecum. You'll see half of those guys with the hotttest water they can stand and a piece of newspaper. doesn't scratch, streak or leave lent.
     
  7. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    i do it with seespray (amway), also from inside (after removing with suction cup) ..
     
  8. Mr. Biggles macrumors 6502

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    Yes!
     
  9. KidMoe85 macrumors member

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  10. snowbound57 macrumors newbie

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    I used iKlear on my led screen and it made a streaky mess of it. No matter how much i buffed it, it wouldn't come out. I then used Monster ScreenClean and it cleaned everything up.

    Personally, i won't be using iKlear again.
     
  11. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    Considering it is glass, I don't understand why anyone would use anything but Windex (or similar)
     
  12. frenchie0101 macrumors 6502

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    i also use this method for my tv and it works ace.. get some distilled water and also kitchen cloth (damp, never dry) using this method i have never seen nothing but a complete clear screen
     
  13. senseless macrumors 68000

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    "Invisible Glass" from Pep Boys or other automotive parts stores. It's great for the inside of your car windshield, too. No smear or glare.
     
  14. BobK macrumors member

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    Special Cleaning Fluid

    I use Scotch. Oh wait, that's for me. Sorry
     
  15. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    +1 for monster screen clean.

    I generally dislike Monster as a company (overpriced, lying to consumers by setting up fraudulent cable comparison displays back when I worked at Circuit City years ago, etc) but their screen clean does do a great job.
     
  16. RichardI macrumors 6502a

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    No "cleaner" needed

    I have had my iMac glossy screen for over two years now. All I have ever used to clean the screen is the little piece of black cloth that Apple provides with every new 'puter. Works great and it's included in the original purchase price. I have never sprayed anything onto the screen.

    Rich :cool:
     
  17. BigBagaroo macrumors newbie

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    I bought the MacHose from Geffin

    The MacHose from Geffin ($400) works OK for me.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Another vote for Monster Screenclean. I use it on all my lcd screens
    including my 40" Sony.

    NEVER use something like Windex with ammonia in it. It has the potential
    to yellow the lcd screen after a chemical reaction takes place. Most lcd's are not covered with glasss (including most glossy screens).
     
  19. bjobes macrumors regular

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    Being that's its glass try using a glass polish. It makes the surface super smooth and repels dust too.
     
  20. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Wondering if anyone used a can of Stoner Glass Cleaner? The one that is made for car windows. Of course you can't directly spray it on since it's foam.
     
  21. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I always blow off any dust or debris with a Giottos Rocket Blower and then clean it with a water-dampened microfiber cloth. Works great every time!

    Bryan
     
  22. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    I use a microfiber cloth and a little bottle of screen cleaner I got from Office Depot. Works well.
     

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