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Plasma Cleaning

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by brillo, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. brillo

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    Ive just bought a Samsung 42" Plasma TV and im very satisfied, however i want to make sure i make every effort to treat it well so im calling on everyones expertise on how to clean it, in particular the screen. I dont want to scratch or smear it in anyway.

    Thanks. :smashin:
     
  2. lmccauley

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    A quick use of the Search facility (on the blue bar, 3rd from the right) came up with this.

    Cheers,
    Liam
     
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    I've just looked at the link mentioned in the sarcastic post above. Its all very well if the original poster has crayon on his screen, but I think he is probably wanting some advice on general day to day cleaning - finger prints and the like - and alcohol based cleaners seem a little over the top - and quite often leave a residue on surfaces.

    Buzz
     
  4. MAW

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    Personally I use cloths designed for cleaning CD's. The front screen on a plasma is plastic, you have to be pretty gentle with it.
     
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    I use the special cleaning cloth I got with my 433MXE
     
  6. Bernard Barnett

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    Unless you've got sticky fingermarks or are a heavy smoker I'd suggest a feather duster will suffice.
     
  7. lmccauley

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    I was actually trying to be helpful in pointing out where the search facility on the site is, as it could easily be missed by a relatively new poster. I did a search for "plasma cleaning" and picked one thread at random from the list given. Is that so sarcastic?

    Cheers,
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    I'll back up lmccauley on this. There have indeed been several threads on this, I have contributed to at least one of them, in which I gave advice on basic cleaning (eg fingerprints).
     
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    Alcohol based cleaners are actually very mild, much more problem is the detergent. If you want something that will clean relatively gently with no smear, look for a very mildly ammoniated ethanol based solution. You likely have to accept some detergency but this does the cleaning of oily things (eg. fingerprints) no harm at all. The ammonia helps avoid smearing.

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  10. Bernard Barnett

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    Personally I read it as helpful rather than sarcastic but Liam please bear in mind the First Rule of Management: "Anything you do, say or write will inevitably be interpreted in the most sinister possible light"!
     
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    For glass Plasma screens use Methylated spirit applied with some soft loo roll to take off finger smears etc.
    No residue, no problems.
    For LCD plastic screens use plain water, applied the same way.
     
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    A bit of saliva and an old sock normaly does the trick.

    SShhh.. keep the secret safe..
     
  14. lmccauley

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    Of course, why didn't I think of the mothers' method of cleaning their children's faces? Spit and a tissue.

    :thumbsup:

    Cheers,
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    No insult was intended and I wasn't trying to be sinister - its just the way I read it.

    Its Friday lets chill

    Buzz
     
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    Jetwashers are on offer at B&Q :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Should get them damn finger prints off :D :smashin: :beer:
     
  17. lmccauley

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    None taken. I'm on holiday today, so am well chilled :D

    Cheers,
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  18. saturday

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    I found this exchange in a newsgroup (read to end) :)

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    Subject: Monitor Screen Cleaners - question.
    Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 09:17:29 -0000
    From: "Nanook" <***********@btinternet.com>

    Hi folks, as you will all know ' proper ' screen cleaners are
    expensive and I have often been disappointed with the results.
    Does anyone know if its safe to use just an ' ordinary ' household
    glass / window cleaner such as ' Windolene ' or not ?.
    Will it damage perhaps the ' special ' monitor coatings ?.
    Must confess that I have just tried it out, and it does a first rate
    job - my screen has never looked better but am a bit worried
    about the long term effects.
    Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks folks.
    Regards, Mike.

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    Subject: Re: Monitor Screen Cleaners - question.
    Date: 15 Jan 1998 09:39:49 GMT
    From: "Douglas Gregory" <**********@btinternet.com>

    Would be just a little wary about stuff like Windolene as they have
    solvents and mild abrasives in them could damage the anti-glare coating on
    the screen. Probably be OK provided you do not use it too often.

    What I use is a little bit of neat washing up liquid on a damp soft kitchen
    roll. Then use another piece of damp kitchen roll to clear it all off
    (works well on cases and keyboards too just don't have the kitchen roll too
    wet).
    Douglas

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    Subject: Re: Monitor Screen Cleaners - question.
    Date:Thu, 15 Jan 1998 11:05:57 -0000
    From: "Herbie Chappell" <*********@btinternet.com>

    Just use any glass cleaner spray. Or wipe over with a damp cloth
    dunked into the dish washing bowl. Dry off with Kleenex.

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    Subject: Re: Monitor Screen Cleaners - question.
    Date:Fri, 16 Jan 1998 08:33:57 GMT
    From: *********@btinternet.com (********)

    I've always just used flem and bog roll, then wipe off with dry.
    It works well but make sure that you do it before a liquid lunch <g>

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    Subject: Re: Monitor Screen Cleaners - question.
    Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 11:19:39 -0000
    From"Peter Fletcher" <*********@btinternet.com>

    Oh I see -- you mean "phlegm" -- eeuuk messy and unhygienic - still I
    suppose the x-rays from the tube might kill the germs.

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    Subject: Re: Monitor Screen Cleaners - question.
    Date: Sat, 17 Jan 1998 18:07:28 GMT
    From: ********@btinternet.com (***********)

    No, I meant Flem... my next door neighbours' bitch poodle.

    Since I started using her, all sorts of bumps have started appearing
    that make her great for cleaning the muck out of the corners. Could
    that be because of the x-rays ?

    Before you ask, Dry is my hampster.
     

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