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#39916 21-Aug-2009 13:55
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hello all,
harvey norman is selling a cleaning gel for plasma screen for $100 and i saw another different gel plasma cleaner at ascent

is this what you use to clean your plasma screen?  any suggestion please. 

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#249427 21-Aug-2009 14:02
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Yes, I have the Philips gel and it works really well - on LCD and plasma. Even on mirrors.

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  #249436 21-Aug-2009 14:36
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DSE have clearance stock in some stores of the Philips gel.. $40

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  #249453 21-Aug-2009 15:21
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Gosh that's pricey for a little bottle of Gel. Is it worth it?

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  #249501 21-Aug-2009 17:33
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I have a generic DSE one, it works well on the laptop but have had no need to use in on my Sony LCD since I first got it and had to take all the grubby finger prints off from the people at Harvey Norman

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  #249716 22-Aug-2009 19:09
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distilled water and a nice cloth (reading glass ones work well) is the best soloution

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  #249733 22-Aug-2009 20:53
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The scotchbrite professional cleaning cloth from foodtown is a great cloth. A little bit of water on a corner for tough spots.

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  #250339 25-Aug-2009 12:46
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Picked up a batch of glass/mirror microfibre cloths from Mitre10 Mega for a few bucks each - seem very similar in texture to the $30-$40 dollar Plasma / LCD cleaning cloths seen at HN, NL, DSE etc. They seem to clean well, with no evidence of microscratches on either the bezel or the screen - looked real close, under bright lights and differing angles to make sure I wasn't going to stuff up anything.
Paper towels and tissues apprently are a no-no. The fibres are quite rough, and my optometrist says I shouldn't clean my specs with tissues and paper towels as it scrapes off the special coatings.

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  #252606 2-Sep-2009 15:22
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I take my plasma off the wall and lie it gently on the floor, then get one of the cats and hold it upside down above the screen (by the paws, stops them getting away). Gently brush the cat across the screen - lengthways, mind, not widthways, as I've heard that can gauss up the screen later.

For really dirty screens, you may find it necessary to dunk the cat in a solution of warm water and laundry detergent first.That does tend to make them struggle, which can introduce irregularities and waves when brushing across the screen. Duct taping the paws together first gets around that.

When finished, remount the plasma on the wall and give the cat a brush to remove excess dirt. Simple!

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  #253299 4-Sep-2009 18:50
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Why, that's a great way to get your plasma up to scratch! Cool

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