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hi ocn. title says it all.

whenever my friends uses my computer they always touch the screen of my monitor and produces finger prints. which is really hard to remove when cleaning.

need some advice on how to properly clean a monitor. thanks!
Edited by croy - 8/19/11 at 2:36am
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post #2 of 14

There are specific products made for this. I recommend


It's affordable, high quality, and will last you for years (unless you frequently get your monitor dirty).

Edit: if you don't want to go with the above, there are other products such as individual wipes (just search amazon for LCD screen wipes). Whatever you do, don't use household cleaner (windex, etc.) because most of those just leave streaks which are worse than fingerprints.
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post #3 of 14
Get some Window/Glass cleaner and a soft, lint-free cloth.

I've used that combo hundreds of times on all sorts of screens, laptops and phones etc. Works a treat and doesn't damage the screen at all.

Don't waste money on fancy alcohol wipes!
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can i just use water and a soft 100% cotton shirt as an alternative?
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post #5 of 14
Microfiber cloth and some lens cleaner, or just water.

Also, as a preventative measure, I recommend either not letting your friends use your computer, or amputating all of their fingers with garden shears before you do.
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Also, as a preventative measure, I recommend either not letting your friends use your computer, or amputating all of their fingers with garden shears before you do.
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I use the wipes, perfect, tried the spray ect, must of been using too much as the wipes leave me with a streak free clean finish everytime.

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can i just use water and a soft 100% cotton shirt as an alternative?
You can use what you like but a cloth shirt would surely leave scratches on the screen!
I scratched teh screen of a brand new 40" 3dtv by way of using washing up liquid and a towel, i was left with a crappy finish so had to spend ages rubbing the screen with the towel to get rid of the smear but was then left with scratches!
Edited by OcSlave - 8/19/11 at 1:22am
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I use the wipes, perfect, tried the spray ect, must of been using too much as the wipes leave me with a streak free clean finish everytime.
5 Star Office Cleaning Wipes for PC Screens Casings Keyboards [Pack 100]: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

You can use what you like but a cloth shirt would surely leave scratches on the screen!
I scratched teh screen of a brand new 40" 3dtv by way of using washing up liquid and a towel, i was left with a crappy finish so had to spend ages rubbing the screen with the towel to get rid of the smear but was then left with scratches!
oh shoot.. i think i scratched my monitor...ALOT. not the screen though. but the glossy part of my monitor. how do i fix/remove the scratches?
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oh shoot.. i think i scratched my monitor...ALOT. not the screen though. but the glossy part of my monitor. how do i fix/remove the scratches?
Yeah my glossy bits suffered the most.
Not sure how you would get out the scratches, they'd be light scratch's so maybe a small buffer would work to buff out the scratch's, dno.
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Yeah my glossy bits suffered the most.
Not sure how you would get out the scratches, they'd be light scratch's so maybe a small buffer would work to buff out the scratch's, dno.
thanks man.
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