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Cleaned IPS screen with Ammonia-based cleaner! How to remove streaks??

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I did something dumb...

I cleaned my 1440p monitor with some ammonia based window cleaner. I guess my mind just saw "streak free shine" and went crazy!

 

Alright, I managed to remove the vast majority of the streaking, as well as the finger prints that were on there, but there is still a lot of streaking left on the monitor. I cant see it when the monitor is on, but when its off, the residue is pretty bad.

 

How do I get rid of this?


Edited by TehOnlyMITTENS - 10/24/13 at 1:06pm
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Is it damage, or residue?

The first thing I'd do is get a screen cleaner designed for LCD monitors and a quality microfiber cloth. Then see if you can clean those "streaks" off. If they don't come off, the streaks might actually be areas where you destroyed the anti-glare coating on the monitor with the ammonia based cleanser. If that's the case, you can't fix it - you might as well use MORE of the ammonia based cleaner and scrub until ALL of the AG coating is removed so it looks more uniform.

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Get a very slightly damp cloth (water) and wipe over the screen again.

Next time you clean the screen, make sure it's cool to the touch and have a dry cloth available to dry the screen after using the damp wipes or whatever you're using.
Edited by Trogdor - 10/24/13 at 1:16pm
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