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Cleaning your Plasma

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by House, Apr 12, 2003.

  1. House

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    I have searched but could find no definite answer.

    With what should I clean the glass/surround of my Plasma ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Kazuya Mishima

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    I use one of those "swiffer" anti-static dusters - no sprays or liquids, just that. Or you could use a dry, lint-free cloth.
     
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    Very good question this considering some kid from down the street decided to put her grubby fingers all over my 433MXE screen today and there's fingerprints I can't get rid of with the supplied cleaning cloth! Grrrrrrrr, bloody kids!

    Andy
     
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    Seriously, is it ok to use any kind of liquid to clean the Pio 433MXE screen as the fingerprints aren't budging with a dry cloth? Just talking a damp cloth that's all not wringing wet...

    Cheers,
    Andy.
     
  5. Kazuya Mishima

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    I think the damp cloth is just about okay - the plasma screen has a special coating on the glass that cleaning products may remove.

    I suppose it's easy to be paranoid when you're talking about £3k+ of gear!

    Try a search on the topic - I'm sure that Joe Fernand has given advice on this at some point.
     
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    I use Windolene and a cloth. Can this do any harm?
     
  7. Joe Fernand

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    Hello all

    Every plasma manufacturer will have a different recommendation in the instruction booklet - please read these carefully!

    With Pioneer they recommend a damp cloth - with a warning NOT to use liquid or aerosol cleaners.

    Most displays have some form of 'semi fluid' anti glare film surface on the outside of the front glass so its best to avoid using any cleaning fluids as these can damage this coating.

    I find a wipe with a clean damp cloth along with a rub down once its dry with a camera lens cleaning micro fibre cloth does the trick with sticky finger marks on my Pioneer screen.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    When looking at cleaning cloth did you think "Wow there's a lot of black gunk on the screen, much more than sticky finger prints"?

    That was your screen's protective covering! :clown:

    No seriously, as expert Joe Fernand says the Pioneer manuals clearly say use damp cloth only and no chemicals; same is true for Panasonic, it's on the manual's first page. After don't transport flat. ;)

    StooMonster
     
  9. Jon Weaver

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    I have been very careful not to touch the screen on my Toshiba 42WP27 and have never had to clean it.

    As its got a plastic screen, I was convinced that clearning it with anything would put minute scratches on it.

    However, I am currently in possession of a 'loan' set which is covered in fingerprints.

    I simply wiped it with a dry hanky and was surprised how clean it came up.. No signs of scratches or any other kind of damage at all.

    Not that I am going to deliberatly wipe mine regularly when I get it back, but its good to know that the screen is more hardly that I imagined!
     
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    Hi Stoomonster,

    No, I haven't had any problems like that. Does great job getting greasy finger marks off though :) .

    Is everyone sure that this protective film is on the outside of the glass? On computer screens it's on the inside. Same with CRT's as far as I know.
     
  11. Joe Fernand

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    Hello all

    I've been asking a few questions and still to get a definitive reply from Pioneer UK but have now got some recommendations for Panasonic owners.

    The main man at Panasonic Tech support in the UK has advised that where a clean damp cloth fails to shift a stubborn mark you can safely use the following AF Screen-Clene cleaning products - you'll all have seen them in blue boxes, sachets and tubs in the PC stores.

    SCR020 DUO twin sachets (the best option)
    SCS100*
    SCS250*
    SCR100T Tub*
    SCR025P Pack *

    *Must be used with a soft clean cloth.

    For more info look here - http://www.af-net.com/products/frame_set.asp?PGroup=Screen_and_Screen_Filters

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    I used to us that screen cleaner on my monitor but it took ages to removes the smears it left - it evaporates too quickly. I just use a damp cloth these days and polish with a anti-static cloth. Same for the plasma.
     
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    Tryed all sorts of cleaners and find the above to work every time :)
     
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    I have always used methylated spirit on my TVs over the years, including Plasma - had no problems. Takes off all the marks and leaves no smears, (unlike white spirit which does).
    If you use water it will leave smears from all the trace elements, but meths does not. Works a treat - and if it does'nt you can always drink it !
    Regards
    John....Hic !
     
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    Having read the above I notice that Jon has a lone set.
    Have you had more probs with your Tosh Jon?
     
  16. NeilMcRae

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    On this one RTFM!

    [Read the friendly [or ******* :)] manual]

    I've seen in the past a couple of screens in our office ruined because people used chemicals.

    On my Panny's I use a soft towel to lift dust etc and occasionally damp one of the corners to lift anything major [not that I need to do that often!] and then go over with the dry cloth again. I tend to avoid using chemicals on AV Kit though.

    Neil.
     
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    I use a moistned chamois leather on my screen - gets rid of all fingerprints and leaves a perfect finish..

    No dangers of messing up any coatings or leaving any smears....

    simple! :smashin:
     
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    my dog keeps licking mine when 102 dalmations is on.

    damp cloth does the trick for finger prints and dog snot

    Adeyb
     

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