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

NJRonbo

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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.
 

itommyboy

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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.
 

NJRonbo

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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.
 

Mike Macintosh

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Sep 20, 2009
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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.
 

mtnDewFTW

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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".
 

BryanLyle

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I plan on cutting off the finger of anyone who dares touch it :) Oh that and a microfiber cloth.
 

NJRonbo

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Those eyeglass cleaners works wonders in removing streaks.
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.
 

meirvin

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Sep 11, 2007
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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
 

bassjunky

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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.
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.
 

NJRonbo

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I use iklear on everything I love it
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.

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.
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.
 

MH01

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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.
 

Apple!Fre@k

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Jun 25, 2006
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Not touching them seems logical.
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.
 

Uncle Pinny

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Jul 15, 2008
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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?
 

Apple!Fre@k

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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?
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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