1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Other Screen Cleaner?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by modd1uk, 19 Oct 2015.

  1. modd1uk

    modd1uk Multimodder

    Joined:
    4 Sep 2006
    Posts:
    3,527
    Likes Received:
    427
    What do you guys use ? My el cheapo stuff has run out and it's annoying shooting at snot on Arma 3.
     
  2. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

    Joined:
    3 May 2012
    Posts:
    5,284
    Likes Received:
    183
    Swabs for sterilizing your arm before an injection. Once you have a box of them you'll find many cleaning uses.
     
  3. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    9,648
    Likes Received:
    388
    Don't you have to be careful of those swabs though?

    I thought the alcohol in them can remove small amounts of anti-glare coating (is that still a thing), personally i use one of those cloths mean for cleaning glasses with plain old tap water.
     
  4. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

    Joined:
    3 May 2012
    Posts:
    5,284
    Likes Received:
    183
    My monitor is fine. I don't use them regularly though. I'm not at it every week with the swabs. When grime builds up on the monitor its about the only thing that will shift it.

    Edit: Just to add it leaves zero residue on the screen which is great
     
    Last edited: 19 Oct 2015
  5. bartiszon

    bartiszon Minimodder

    Joined:
    25 Aug 2010
    Posts:
    549
    Likes Received:
    50
    I just use a simple spray monitor cleaning fluid with a soft glasses cloth.
     
  6. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

    Joined:
    20 Sep 2004
    Posts:
    5,307
    Likes Received:
    165
  7. spolsh

    spolsh Multimodder

    Joined:
    4 Feb 2012
    Posts:
    1,489
    Likes Received:
    745
    I use water to dampen a piece of tissue paper (not toilet paper, kitchen type paper). Then wipe the screen. After about a week, it's clean. (No, honestly, it may take longer than window cleaner/screen cleaner stuff, but it does give a better finish).

    A microfiber cloth works too, but actually seems harder to use than tissue paper. Be careful not to soak the cloth or paper, you want it damp not dripping. Always do the screen when the monitor has been switched off for a little while.


    Doubt it'd be great on anything with a touch screen.
     
  8. creative

    creative 500rwhp

    Joined:
    23 May 2014
    Posts:
    581
    Likes Received:
    62
    I use the spray and cloth for my glasses. if its good enough to help me see its good enough for my screen, and my tablet screen and my phone screen...
     
  9. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

    Joined:
    30 Aug 2015
    Posts:
    13,609
    Likes Received:
    2,741
    + for Windolene.
     
  10. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

    Joined:
    27 Jun 2008
    Posts:
    810
    Likes Received:
    13
    Microfiber cloth + distilled water, or 50/50 with household white vinegar.

    Avoid alcohol / ammonia based products (Windolene) as they are too abrasive and can damage anti-gloss coatings on matte displays.
     
  11. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

    Joined:
    18 Apr 1982
    Posts:
    12,835
    Likes Received:
    1,987
    FTFY
     
  12. Digerati

    Digerati Minimodder

    Joined:
    19 Feb 2011
    Posts:
    265
    Likes Received:
    4
    Most eyeglass cleaner is isopropyl alcohol based, but it is a very low concentration. The swaps/pads used to clean/sterilize skin before injections is a much higher concentration, typically around 70% or higher. Alcohol is a solvent and as such, in high concentrations may damage the plastic screen, or the anti-glare coating on it. Not all monitors (or TVs) are the same. So if tempted, test it in a small spot in a corner first.

    I don't want to risk it myself, so I use lens cleaner and a soft microfiber cloth.
     
  13. thom804

    thom804 Minimodder

    Joined:
    22 Oct 2009
    Posts:
    714
    Likes Received:
    6
    You can pick up glasses wipes from B&M for next to nothing (I think £1 for about 50 off) and they do the job bloody well!
     
  14. techmonster

    techmonster What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    24 Sep 2015
    Posts:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    You don't need to buy a special cleaning tools for a screen. just a soft microfiber cloth and water will do. However i doubt using alcohol or other strong solvents on LED screens.
     
  15. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

    Joined:
    26 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    860
    Likes Received:
    61
    Personally I use a mixture of distilled water and a 'white' vinegar; which I spray from an old cleaning product bottle.

    Dirt cheap to make and works a treat.
     
  16. TheStockBroker

    TheStockBroker Modder

    Joined:
    19 Nov 2009
    Posts:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    110
    This stuff and a microfibre cloth - Beats everything with no damage to screen(s) use on my TV's, tablets, phone, everything :)
     
  17. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

    Joined:
    19 Apr 2008
    Posts:
    3,483
    Likes Received:
    558
    For the record, I have tried many many different sure fire recommendations and combinations thereof, and I have never found a solution that doesn't smear on a matt TFT screen :(

    My current tactic is to keep it as clean as possible for as long as possible, then give up :)
     
  18. modd1uk

    modd1uk Multimodder

    Joined:
    4 Sep 2006
    Posts:
    3,527
    Likes Received:
    427
    I missed this, made me Lol. <3

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page