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Hi, I have a little hard spec on my LCD I'm trying to remove. I've been told to use a 50% Isopropyl Alcohol solution and a microfiber cloth. I have the alcohol to make the solution, but I don't have the cloth. I know that paper towels are bad, what about an inside-out old (but clean) sock? Would that work? If not, is there any other good improvised solution? Failing that, where can I buy a cloth?

Thanks for responses,
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post #2 of 11
Use the microfiber cloth that comes with glasses for cleaning them. If your family doesn't have any just borrow one or buy one.
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post #3 of 11
Yeah,

You can usually find this at your local Walmart, or other eyeglass place.

If they have an eye clinic, check there. If not, check by there eyecare section. (usually has reading glasses, contact solution, tooth paste across the way.)
For a better solution, check out the Auto Care section. Some Microfiber Chamois would be perfect. I'm sure that section would have other Microfiber solutions. Plus you wouldn't have to use a dinky Eyeglass cloth. The large auto cloth would be large and reusable after a wash.

I use windex personally, it's not harsh enough to bother my screen. You could always weaken it with water if concerned. Or go to the PC section and pay more for a Monitor specific solution. They would have Anti-Static wipes. (keep the dust from collecting).

Reminds me, I'm going to need something to wipe down my new LCD.

I never worried about my old CRT, being it was 10 years old.

Hope this helps out a bit..
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post #4 of 11
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Thanks for the responses,

I have to stop by an auto shop to pick up a headlight bulb for my car tomorrow so I'll see if they have the 'Microfiber Chamois' while I'm there. Hopefully they have it.
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`You want to know a good one? My wife taped a note to my LCD monitor the other day! Needless to say, I was not happy. `Carefully cleaned it with the above. Whew!
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It doesn't even have to be chamois. Just microfiber cloth will do
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Hehe, I like that story up there ^.^ worst I had was my sister writing homework notes on a paper, agianst the LCD monitor, now i got little blobls of ink i was so pissed... still am
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post #8 of 11
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Yeah, I don't know what a Chamois is, but they had a microfiber cloth. Unfortunately it was dirty and has picky cleaning instructions. Wash -alone-, then hang dry. -_-'

I'll use it tomorrow and hopefully it will get the mark off. BTW DeeJay I've heard of other people able to get ink off of their LCDs (but not the pen damage, if there) using the 50/50 solution and a microfiber cloth. Try it.
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post #9 of 11
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Well I finally was able to try it and while the dry cloth couldn't remove it one wipe with the solution took the spot right off. Glad to know it's so easy to clean and that I have all the materials for it now!
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HEhe, thanks, and enjoy.
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