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# 181358 12-Oct-2015 14:34
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Ok so I done a dumb thing about the start of the year.

I was quickly cleaning my house and I used baby wipes on the screen and it partially removed the film to my Samsung 42" plasma.

It is now like a powder and white specs (looks like GIB!) are now on it.

I know I was meant to use a water and a cloth but yeah dumb thing. Anyway of repairing or replacing the panel? Its a 2010 model.

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  # 1404461 12-Oct-2015 15:40
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Yep. Probably unrepairable. Time for a new TV I'd say. Maybe try an insurance claim?

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  # 1404498 12-Oct-2015 16:33
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If the wipes can damage a TV screen coating, what could they do your baby's skin? Scary.

I don't know what the film is for and how the TV would be without it, but would it be possible to have another go with wipes to completely remove the film - so that at least it looks uniform all over and remove the white spots? Maybe you've got not much to lose by trying this.




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  # 1404984 13-Oct-2015 12:46
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B1GGLZ: Yep. Probably unrepairable. Time for a new TV I'd say. Maybe try an insurance claim?


I work for an insurance company and many insurers have an exclusion where damage is caused by the  process of cleaning 

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  # 1405046 13-Oct-2015 14:39
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What is the film there for? Is it anti-reflective or something? What happens if it's not there?




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  # 1405100 13-Oct-2015 16:07
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Check with your insurance policy, otherwise time to go shopping. Not worth repairing IMO.




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  # 1405133 13-Oct-2015 17:12
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What sort of baby wipe?  Sounds like it might have had alcohol in it, but that would be unusual for an NZ baby product.




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  # 1405149 13-Oct-2015 18:15
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I doubt that this would be covered by insurance.
If you cant live with the damage then you might see if its a protective/anti-glare layer and see if it can be removed.

Plasma panels are made of glass - sometimes with a layer on top.
Plenty of posts on the web about some samsung plasmas having the antiglare layer peeling off.
Have seen a few comments on the web about soaking the front of the panel and removing the damaged layer.
Obviously the TV is full of dangerous electricity so this would have to be done carefully.

As the damage sounds like its come via alcohol maybe try using some alcohol based substance - maybe on a cotton bud in a corner of the screen.

Naturally the above suggestions could make it a whole lot worse.....




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  # 1405157 13-Oct-2015 18:22
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Some cleaners have some really agressive citrus based stuff in them which will even do damage to some plastics. not surte if that would go into baby wipes tho. But even some of the other "soothing plant extracts" can do a number on things. look at what sunscreen does too.




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  # 1405160 13-Oct-2015 18:37
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I have a Philips TV cleaner that took the anti-glare finish off my V20 panel... having said that, there's a chance it was due to a contaminated cloth.
It's a secondary TV, so we'll no doubt polish the whole screen for a uniform look.



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  # 1405446 14-Oct-2015 09:21
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@mclean - if i remember it was water wipes I used.

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