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1 year ago#11
Thanks everybody, appreciate the suggestions. I'll prob just try a dab of water on a soft cloth and see how it goes. I do have rubbing alcohol that I use for stripping other stuff... but it's so effective I'm sure it'd instantly remove any anti-glare coating if this monitor has one, or potentially do something worse.
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1 year ago#12
I just cleaned my screen with toliet paper and rubbing alcohol. It looks awesome
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1 year ago#13
Water and a clean cloth.
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1 year ago#14
I just go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfl6wJsjDy4
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1 year ago#15
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1 year ago#16
I bought a little plastic container full of what looks like mini wet wipes that have worked great. It just says something boring like 'Screen cleaning cloths', it was a couple bucks at Walmart. It was probably a lifetime supply as rarely as I've needed one. Between them and a microfiber cloth my monitor has stayed pretty much immaculate.
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1 year ago#17
Bane766 posted...
You shouldn't need anything more than water and a soft cloth. Chemicals are bad on most screens (including your TV!), just a fyi.


WerdnAndreW posted...
Water and a clean cloth.


This.

Moisten the cloth enough to pick up dust and dirt but not enough so that the water left on the screen will run.
Then use another clean cloth to dry it.
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1 year ago#18
Don't use anything that can leave streaks, residue or can remove the anti glare coating.
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1 year ago#19
Honestly... Theres only one TRUE way to clean a screen, don't touch it..

I've tried everything in my years and the only thing that worked was a Microfiber Towel (NOT CLOTH, they leave streaks.) and Distilled Water & 90% Rubbing Alcohol (50/50, nothing less than 90%) Spray the cloth until it's slightly damp and go in a horizontal motion accross the screen. After you do that take a dry Microfiber Cloth and dry up the residue. After it looks clean, take a Flashlight and shine it on the screen, now heres the tedious part. Rub all smudges the microfiber left behind with a dry microfiber until it's 100% smudge free. Once you do that take a Non Scented swiffer lint free wiper and remove the fibers from the tv/monitor, the purpose of the flashlight is to see the streaks and line/dust left behind, without it you could never see the real surface of a TV since it's see through. This is the only proper way to clean a tv/monitor. I worked at a car audio/tv shop for years and this is how I did it.

DONT USE WINDEX (AMONIA REMOVES ANTI GLARE)
DONT USE A WASH CLOTH (WILL LEAVE SCRATCHES)
DONT USE PAPER TOWELS (MADE FROM WOOD AND WILL SCRATCH)
DONT USE FACET WATER (HAS IRON AND OTHER MINERALS THAT WILL STREAK AND SCRATCH)
DONT USE CLOTH MICROFIBERS USE MICROFIBER TOWELS (THEY LEAVE STREAKS BEHIND MORE OFTEN THAN THE TOWELS)
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1 year ago#20
If you have a matte finish screen it won't matter as much. If you went for glossy then you deserve all the smudges and fingerprints you wind up with.

all I ever need is a moist paper towel and afterwards if there are any paper towel fibers left over I can blow on the screen and it flies off...
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