What do you use to clean your glossy screen?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GanChan, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502a

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    My Macbook Air's screen is past due for a cleaning. Is there a particular cleaning product you prefer for this task, or do you just use water and a cloth?
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68000

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    I use lens cleaner and a soft tissue or lens cleaning cloth. I like the lens cleaning fluid because it doesn't leave streaks or smudge spots.
     
  3. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    It's usually advised to not use any chemicals of any sort of coated screen.

    A slightly damp microfibre cloth to remove spots and smudges followed by a dry one will get your display looking like new again.
     
  4. aaagat111 macrumors regular

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    At the end of the day, a slightly damp (with water) microfiber to remove any stuck dust / smudges, and then a fine microfiber (like the one that comes with the laptop/screen) to "polish" the screen or remove any faint streaks from the water, I think is the best long term solution.

    1. It doesn't introduce any chemicals (regardless of if they are advertised to be ok for your monitor).
    2. It doesn't involve a recurring cost (other than the initial towels), like refills of the spray / solution.

    I have a glossy retina MBP, and this works like a charm each time.
     
  5. GenesisJLS macrumors regular

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    1.) Isopropyl Alcohol
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    2.) Soft cotton washcloth
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    Just dampen the washcloth a tad and wipe left to right on the screen. It will remove everything and afterwards wipe it clean with a dry spot on the washcloth.
     
  6. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Radtech Omnicleanz

    This is best and puts a anti-static coating so dust won't cling to the screen.
     
  7. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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  8. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    the apple store uses "CLENS" brand cleaning spray, by "Bausch + Lomb " it comes in a 16 oz bottle.

    the upc # is 310119 080023

    bausch + lomb on amazon sells this as a "system to clean apple products"
     
  9. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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  10. Buerkletucson macrumors 6502

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    10% alcohol and 90% distilled water....in spray bottle.

    Use it on computer screens, iPhone, iPad, etc. using a Terricloth towel.
    Works great and cleans any greasy finger prints without rubbing.
     

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