Now that you have a new iMac how do you plan keep those beautiful displays clean?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by NJRonbo, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    With this being my first iMac I am absolutely
    impressed with the display screen.

    I am also concerned that it does smudge
    and collect dust easily. Of course, you can't
    always be completely careful with sneezing. :)

    So. what do you recommend to keep this
    gorgeous screen sparkling clean?

    For my Macbook Pro I use a product called iKlear.
    It does a relatively good job however you really
    have to rub out the fluid thoroughly or it can
    leave smudges behind. However, once you know
    how to do it correctly you get perfect results
    everytime.

    The same company has a product called
    HD SCREEN CLEANER that looks interesting but
    I am not certain if that is supposed to be used
    on an iMac or not. Perhsps iKleen would still be
    the best choice.

    ....but perhaps there is a better choice.
    Would love to hear what all of you are going
    to use.
     
  2. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

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    Camera lense paper and solution works best for me.
     
  3. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

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    I simply use water and one of my many iPhone or Samsung cleaning cloth's I have around. Solutions just for an imac is a wast of money imho seeing as they are glass.
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  5. Scippy macrumors regular

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    I'd go with thegoldenmackid's idea.
    If you don't touch it, it won't get dirty.
     
  6. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, guys, I appreciate the advise thus
    far and the suggestion that I should not
    touch my Mac (which is the obvious thing
    not to do) --- but it does get difficult not
    to smudge at least the black border when
    having to ocassionally move the iMac to
    get to the back ports or just to clean
    around it.
     
  7. Racerdog55 macrumors member

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    I use a micro fiber cloth with a little water on it works great.
     
  8. Mike Macintosh macrumors regular

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    I don't have a iMac yet, but for all computers in the house I use 2 soft paper towels, I moisten one of them and lightly go over the screen, and take the dry one and dry it.

    This is the same method I used for my PB and this will be the same method I will probably use for my iMac, only diff is I may use the microfiber cloth to dry.
     
  9. Jiten macrumors 6502a

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    Those eyeglass cleaners works wonders in removing streaks.
     
  10. ScottHemlock macrumors member

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    iKlear.

    I use iKlear for my TV, PS3 and Macbook Pro. Well, everything shiny :p. It's fantastic if you use it properly.
     
  11. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    You can stop by like Best Buy or something and pick up the Monster ScreenClean. It's a liquid spray that comes with a pretty good cloth.
    But make you not to spray any of the liquid on the screen, just a few sprays on the cloth and then clean.

    I actually use on my tv, computers, even my glasses sometimes haha.

    But yeah, even just a cloth should help you keep it clean.

    But as far as a actual screen shied or any of those things, I haven't actually seen to many for the 27".
     
  12. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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    and you spray it on the microfiber cloth, NOT the computer screen, hence NO STREAKS:cool:
     
  13. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    I plan on cutting off the finger of anyone who dares touch it :) Oh that and a microfiber cloth.
     
  14. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Eyeglass cleaners not a bad idea.

    Just not Windex. That's probably the worst
    thing you could use on the screen -- or is it?

    ....I mean, it's a glass screen.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Wouldn't you then need to worry about cleaning off the blood?
     
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  17. meirvin macrumors member

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    I use iklear on everything I love it, current 24 inch, macbook pro 17, the case of the macbook pro, iphone, wacom tablet, acrylic fish tank, my soundsticks
    did I mention I love the stuff.I plan on using it on the imac as well
     
  18. bassjunky macrumors regular

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    Why wouldn't you use glass cleaner on glass? Just spray it on a paper towel instead of the screen directly, it'll be fine.
     
  19. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, iKlear is a terrific product. That
    would be my first choice. Thing is, you
    really need to apply it in small areas at
    a time and work it out thoroughly or it
    can leave residue. However, once you
    learn how to apply it correctly there is
    nothing better.

    There is something about Windex and
    electronics that don't go together.
    Windex has all kinds of nasty chemicals
    in it. I just don't know if the iMac glass
    has any kind of coating on it that would
    be stripped by using Windex. If it were
    just glass (and I am guessing it is) then
    Windex would be fine.
     
  20. ScottHemlock macrumors member

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    He knows what I mean by using it properly :p. Again, iKlear is fantastic.
     
  21. Skweeky macrumors member

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    I find a quality bog-roll does the job just nice. :D
     
  22. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Just go to your local supermarket and get something that works well with glass or mirrors. As long as the outside of the screen is not coated with anything you are fine (best to confirm this as some cleaners can remove the coating). Get something that will not leave streaks.

    Using camera lens cleaners etc, is kinda wasting money.

    I am sure the apple store has something there for about 100x what you will pay in the supermarket.
     
  23. Apple!Fre@k macrumors 6502a

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    I'm with you there. Even still, over the course of a year, glass gets dirty. Once or twice I've been on the phone and spat at my screen accidentally. LOL

    Water and a soft cloth does the trick though. Remember though: wipe up and down and side to side, NOT in circular motions. Trick from the car detailing biz. On that note, if you ever see an auto detailer who wipes a car in circular motions, it's the most obvious indication that they don't have a clue what they are doing.
     
  24. Uncle Pinny macrumors regular

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    Was I imagining it or was there a black cleaning cloth included in the keyboard box and instructions. Isn't that for this purpose of cleaning the screen?
     
  25. Apple!Fre@k macrumors 6502a

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    Bingo. Just use that and very lightly dampen with some water and go up and down, left to right with it (no circular motions) and you should be all set.
     

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