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What do you recommend for an LCD screen that is streaky due to being cleaned with improper materials?
Most window cleaners will have ammonia that could damage the screen surface. While some cleaners will use alcohol that could cause damage or remove the anti-Clare surface.
You can use distilled water or charged distilled water to clean the surface using a micro-fiber cloth. In the USA the micro-fiber cloth is available at Walmart, Costco or good automotive service stores. Lately micro-fiber clothes have been available at Harbor Freight stores for under $2 for 4 piece package.
I use canned air to first blow any dust particles off the screen then clean using a mist spray bottle filled with distilled water. Spray the cloth then use on the display surface by moving in one direction, do not use circular motion. Either move side to side or up & down as you move across the screen surface using slight pressure. Be sure to shake out the cloth to remove any accumulated particles of dirt/dust. Then repeat the cleaning action when necessary.
I have tons of microcloths. They are great for dust, but you need some amount of liquid sometimes.
Also note that many lens wipes contain alcohol. I've also used those and nothing bad happened.
Whatever you do, do NOT use acetone, that will surely dissolve plastic. Ammonia and alcohol and usually in too low concentration to cause damage. I mean I don't see any damage in any of my screens.
Acetone? Wow. If you're even suggesting that, I guess there must be some idiots who think acetone is appropriate for wiping off dust. Otherwise, saying "do not use acetone to wipe dust off an LCD screen" is like saying "do not iron clothes on body." Offhand, I don't even know what acetone is mostly used for, since I don't use it for anything. I just know it's a solvent that...dissolves things. I'm not interested in dissolving my computer or TV screen.
Last edited by newbiesforever; 09-26-2013 at 01:28 PM.
Acetone is used for dissolving nail polish, and in chemistry to dissolve pretty much anything organic. It will also dissolve fingernails and other keratin if used often enough and in high enough concentration.