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aviv1887

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Monitor screen cleaning
« on: July 12, 2013, 08:44:35 PM »

I have some smudges on my monitor (NEC 27") and have a hard time cleaning it properly.  I've used an antistatic cloth and some breath in my attempt to clean the screen.  Still with a black screen/image you can still clearly see the marks.  What do people use to clean their screens?  What liquid and wipes, if any?

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Re: Monitor screen cleaning
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013, 09:15:02 PM »

Good question - I will be watching with interest.

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Re: Monitor screen cleaning
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 04:17:08 AM »

Damp* kitchen towel works well for me.

*The same filtered water we use for making tea.
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Re: Monitor screen cleaning
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 06:33:51 AM »

If you reuse the cloth or let your fingers touch stains will reappear. Here's the technique I've used for years:

Brush away dirt with a fine brush.
Clean with Cleaning kit liquid with lint-free cloth (optician's liquid is good)
Use another cloth to wipe dry.
For the 'stains' use a small piece of newspaper and wipe with circular motions. If you don't like the newspaper idea, wear surgeon's gloves instead.
If you come into contact with the monitor directly, do everything again - oil spreads.
This way, when clean, there isn't a single spot visible against black, from all angles. Never touch the monitor directly, always use the sides to move.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Monitor screen cleaning
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 07:30:04 PM »

So far this has worked fine on a NEC:
wipe with a damp micofibre cloth and then wipe with a dry one.
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Re: Monitor screen cleaning
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2013, 08:20:19 PM »

« Last Edit: July 13, 2013, 08:23:26 PM by Isaac »
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Re: Monitor screen cleaning
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2013, 09:41:42 AM »

Clean, damp MF or soft cotton cloth (something nice and absorbent). Actually an old laundered 1001 times beat-to-hell plain white cotton t-shirts work well. Usually bottled water. Wipe on, wipe off. No issues - or streaks.
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Re: Monitor screen cleaning
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2013, 02:38:21 PM »

I use an ammonia-free window cleaner that is sold for cleaning acrylic. Brand name SprayWay. Spray a bit on a piece of clean, old cotton undershirt and wipe gently.
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Re: Monitor screen cleaning
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2013, 02:59:17 PM »

So far this has worked fine on a NEC:
wipe with a damp micofibre cloth and then wipe with a dry one.

+1, works well for me too. The key is the micro-fiber cloth's which are great for other surfaces too (stainless steal etc).
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Re: Monitor screen cleaning
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2013, 09:36:32 PM »

Thank you all for your generous responses. I'll start with the damp cloth method to start and see we're that gets me.
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Re: Monitor screen cleaning
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2013, 05:02:25 PM »

I seem to have  serious infestation which makes my monitors a bit grubby....

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Re: Monitor screen cleaning
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2013, 05:03:16 PM »

And hard to even see screen at times.....

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Re: Monitor screen cleaning
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2013, 09:23:38 AM »

I find an automotive polishing-grade microfiber cloth (available at Walmart) very lightly dampened with distilled (deionized water) works well, without leaving smudges or scratches. The goal is to use as little moisture as possible, with the cleanest, softest cloth.

Good luck.
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