[UK] What to use to clean my iMac Display?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Raizak, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Raizak macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, was just wondering what's the best stuff for cleaning my iMac display?

    I know generally there's certain things you can't use so looking for a bit of advice, apologies if this seems trivial. I only recently purchased it :eek:
     
  2. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    I use eyeglass cleaner wipes and a non-static rag (microfibre)
     
  3. Raizak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Best places to purchase this? I'm based in the UK, not sure if you are :D
     
  4. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    A windex-type glass cleaner: ie, a really low concentration glass cleaner. Basically windex is vinegar and water mix.

    Spray the windex onto a soft cloth, and rub softly. If there's any streaks or dust left over (windex shouldn't leave streaks with the right cloth) then take a microfiber cloth and buff it out.

    The same can be done to the anodized aluminum, only apply a little less windex to the cloth. They're both hardy materials, so cleaning them shouldn't be that troublesome.
     
  5. reberto macrumors 65816

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    If it's a model with glass in front of the screen (aka the aluminum models) then Windex works best IMO. If it's not then avoid Windex like the plague and just use a damp cloth
     
  6. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    Be careful with windex or alcohol-based cleaners. Over time, they will wear away the finish (not the glass).

    You should be able to pick up the wipes at an eyeglass store. I believe they opened up a few Best Buy stores in the UK...right? If so, I know they have them there.
     
  7. Raizak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it's the Aluminium Widescreen Models bought in Feb 2010 :D
     
  8. GeorgeN111 macrumors regular

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    I use iKlear it works great on my current computer and it doesn't leave any smudges as well. The package i got also included the solution, 1 large microfibre, 1 small microfibre and also some travel wipes which are always handy but this stuff has been great i also use it for the computer casing itself.
     
  9. reberto macrumors 65816

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    That's why its only recommended to use it on the aluminum models which have glass over the LCD. If its not one of those models where it's just a bare screen, then it'll start to turn the screen yellow after a while
     
  10. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    I've been using windex and a microfiber cloth, never had any issues, and cleans really well..
     
  11. henrikrox macrumors 65816

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    i use iklear, orderd from a us site, cant remember the name, they shipped to europe.

    great stuff, same stuff the apple dudes use in the store aswell
     
  12. thereur macrumors member

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    I'd really be careful about anything with ammonia in it. We know stuff can get from outside the machine to under the glass (insect stories). I'd worry about the ammonia vapors doing something to the actual LCD panel. I use a cleaner safe for non-glass LCDs (Monster Cable).

    AND, as most probably know..... cleaner goes on the microfiber cloth, NEVER on the screen.
     
  13. reberto macrumors 65816

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    Once again, the aluminum iMac has glass over the LCD screen, so ammonia based cleaners can't do anything to the LCD. Plus you always spray the cleaner on the towel/cloth you're using to clean with, not spraying onto the computer.
     

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