cleaning a monitor

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  1. omghaxcode

    omghaxcode Senior member

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    I've found conflicting answers and I don't want to ruin my beautiful IPS so here is my question: Can I use a clorox wipe to clean my monitor's screen? if not, what can I use that is cheap and works?

    thanks
     
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    MontyAC Diamond Member

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    You can use any eyeglass cleaning wipes.
     
  4. corkyg

    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    I periodically dust mine (gently) with a microfiber cloth. If you need to remove snot spots or finger prints, wet a corner of the cloth and wipe gently. Avoid chemical impregnated wipes.
     
  5. omghaxcode

    omghaxcode Senior member

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    I bought those monitor wipes at staples but they had very little liquid on them so they didn't get rid of the grime
     
  6. copeman

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    I use very slight damp wash cloth and wipe with lintless cloth of some sort.
     
  7. Remobz

    Remobz Platinum Member

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    1) Cables Unlimted ACC-FIBER6 Ultra Absorbent Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

    2) Monster's ScreenClean LCD Display Cleaner

    That is what I use. Works GREAT!
     
  8. IGemini

    IGemini Platinum Member

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    Damp cloth with water, you shouldn't need anything else.
     
  9. Throckmorton

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    DO NOT USE CLOROX WIPES.

    The bleach will damage the plastic. You aren't even supposed to use those wipes without wearing gloves.
     
  10. alexruiz

    alexruiz Platinum Member

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    I use a automotive glass cleaner (stoners invisible glass, meguiars nxt glass cleaner, 3d glass cleaner or eagle one 20/20) with a SOFT microfiber glass towel.

    While my monitor is usually spotless, the others where the little ones play are covered in fingers smudges. The automotive glass does short work of the grime.
     
  11. stargazr

    stargazr Platinum Member

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    I use a 50/50 alcohol - distilled water solution sprayed lightly on a lint-free cloth, not directly on the screen.

    This method is recommended on an LCD manufacturers website, although I've forgotten which one.
     
  12. lenjack

    lenjack Platinum Member

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    Isopropyl only. Ethanol may cause damage. Drink it instead.
     
  13. cmdrdredd

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    I do the same.
     
  14. Throckmorton

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    The surface of a monitor isn't glass so just because a cleaner is safe for glass doesn't mean it's safe for plastic
     
  15. Hugh Jass

    Hugh Jass Golden Member

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    Most of the time tap water and microfiber cloth...nothing stronger than water/isopropyl alcohol mix if there's a spot that is a bit more trouble which is very rare...most times the water can get what little specks may get on my LED monitor.
     
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