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# 245367 31-Jan-2019 12:43
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I'm not talking about the content but rather my screen's surface.

 

Somehow it looks like the kids have been eating breakfast off the face of my TV. Now that the sun comes into the lounge at certain times of the day the surface of the TV looks like the surface of the moon in relief.

 

 

 

Someone, who shall remain nameless, has tried to 'clean' it using a cloth which has only added to the issue.

 

I think I'm going to need some kind of fluid and some kind of extremely clean cloth to have a good chance of doing this without making it worse.

 

 

 

Is there any all in one "scunge-be-gone" kit out there?

 

 

 

If you're going to ask "have I tried alcohol" the answer will be 'yes' :-)

 

Many times :-)


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  # 2170699 31-Jan-2019 12:47
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If it’s that bad use soap with your soft cloth. You may need to scrub the spots with your fingertip pushing on the cloth. Do a final clean with the iso


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  # 2170703 31-Jan-2019 13:04
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Our kids knew to never touch the TV, they wouldn't be watching it for a while if they did ;)

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2170705 31-Jan-2019 13:06
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I use glasses cleaner and a microfiber cloth for my monitor. Even better would be LCD monitor cleaner.




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  # 2170726 31-Jan-2019 13:28
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timmmay:

I use glasses cleaner and a microfiber cloth for my monitor.

 

 

Any idea what the active ingredient in your glasses cleaner is?

 

I want to be careful I don't use something too harsh on the plastic of the TV - since glasses are glass they might tolerate different chemicals.

 

 

 

timmmay:

Even better would be LCD monitor cleaner.

 

 

True, and I haven't tried your HN or JBs for products.

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  # 2170727 31-Jan-2019 13:32
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I use this stuff to good effect. It's primarily for cleaning camera equipment but it's also officially recommended (and very effective) for cleaning monitors and TVs.

 

These are my favourite cleaning cloths.




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  # 2170808 31-Jan-2019 15:17
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clevedon:

 

Our kids knew to never touch the TV, they wouldn't be watching it for a while if they did ;)

 

 

Understood. Although it looks like they've been eating weatbix on the face of the tv, I don't think they actually have.

 

 


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  # 2171026 31-Jan-2019 21:09
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In all honesty my answer won't be popular around here...

 

But the best screen cleaner I've ever used is Monster screen cleaner - yup, Monster.

 

Get your favourite lint free micro fibre cloth, make sure the panel is turned off (and has been for a long time) and is cool so the fluid doesn't get baked on to your panel... and clean away.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2171040 31-Jan-2019 22:28
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I had heard of monster energy drink but I googled screen cleaner and I see it's different money-mouth

 

 

 

So basically, consensus seems to be I have to go find some special goop and a special type of cloth.

 

I think I have some old monitor wipes in a tube somewhere so I'll dig those out and try on a patch.


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  # 2171440 1-Feb-2019 19:17
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The best stuff comes in those blue bottles.  CDL do one with a cleaning cloth




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  # 2176292 11-Feb-2019 12:26
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Thanks for your tips everybody.

 

I found some old sygnet computer wipes. They were a bit dry and couldn't produce enough liquid to moisten the gunge. At this point I had a brain wave and realised we have a few baby wipes. 

 

It took a few of them but the combination of slightly soapy fluid and lint free cloth which didn't leave anything behind worked a treat.


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  # 2176298 11-Feb-2019 12:38
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I usually use warm water with a drop of detergent, and a clean rag. Comes up spotless every time. Usually lasts about 2 days before I notice a new smear, tomato sauce was a good one!


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  # 2176304 11-Feb-2019 12:47
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A clean microfibre cloth and maybe a little water (or at a push mild detergent solution) can clean nearly anything safely.

 

Those things are awesome (and cheap).





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  # 2176319 11-Feb-2019 12:55
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It can't just be any rag tho since many leave fibres behind. Part of the reason for being so dirty is that my wife used a 'clean cloth' which wasnt.

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