screen cleaner

dlemon

Active Member
Hi guys just a quick one, my wife cleaned our panny with autoglym fast glass now the pannel looks like, well you can guess. I went over to pc world to get some cleaner and the guy said that the screen was damaged because the protective film over it was broke, is this the case, or was he talking rubbish, if this is not the case what product can i buy to take this scum of the pannel, many thanks

panasonic pz 42 800
ps 3
kef 3005se
yamaha 1800
sky hd
 

Silver Serpent

Well-known Member
You should never use any cleaning sprays like that on a Plasma screen as it may (probably will) affect the special coating on the screen.

You should only use a dry microber cloth in gentle, even, strokes across the screen.

In the situation you're in now, I'd use a damp, wrung out, microfiber cloth (preferably with distilled water) and gentle try and remove the spray residue using even strokes across the screen, paying more attention to more affected areas. Then, dry it off in the same manner with a dry microfiber cloth of the same type.

I use these cloths if it's any help:

Scotch-Brite Glass Cleaning Cloth
 

Silver Serpent

Well-known Member
By the way, be sure not to leave any moisture on the screen after using a damp cloth. Dry it off fully.

If that method fails, you could always try a plasma cleaning spray, but it may be like fighting fire with fire, as those sprays aren't recommended either, but would pack more of a punch at possibly removing the residue from the glass cleaner.

Screen-Wipes.co.uk - Plasma, LCD & Rear Projection TV Screen Cleaning

Hopefully you can get it back to normal and the coating isn't affected permanently.
 

Lizzybif

Active Member
By the way, be sure not to leave any moisture on the screen after using a damp cloth. Dry it off fully.

If that method fails, you could always try a plasma cleaning spray, but it may be like fighting fire with fire, as those sprays aren't recommended either, but would pack more of a punch at possibly removing the residue from the glass cleaner.

Screen-Wipes.co.uk - Plasma, LCD & Rear Projection TV Screen Cleaning

Hopefully you can get it back to normal and the coating isn't affected permanently.

Curious as to why plasma cleaning sprays aren't recommended?

I use CleanSafe about once a week and it says that it is suitable for Plasmas.http://screen-wipes.co.uk/index.php..._id=11&zenid=756a29026bbacd1a171905b216812bdb I also use the WOW cloth.
 
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bobbymax

Well-known Member
Curious as to why plasma cleaning sprays aren't recommended?

That's what I thought.
Perhaps not all Plasma's have the coating on them?

I use the same as Silver Serpent and it's been fine so far, but would be nice to know I could use a liquid cleaner without doing damadge should I need to.
 

Silver Serpent

Well-known Member
Curious as to why plasma cleaning sprays aren't recommended?

I use CleanSafe about once a week and it says that it is suitable for Plasmas.CleanSafe 25ml Spray Plasma & LCD Screen Cleaning Solution Screen-Wipes.co.uk - Plasma & LCD TV & Laptop Screen Cleaning - £6.56 : Screen-Wipes.co.uk, Display Care Specialists

It's just that the special coating on plasma screen has to be treated extremely gently so as to not affect it, so generally, dry microfiber cloths are the recommended way of cleaning, or if it's a bit grubby, one used with distilled water and dried off with a cloth of the same type.

Sprays are usually considered harsh, and 'may' affect the coating. However, if you use one you feel works fine and can't see any affect to the special coating after longterm use of the spray, then all well and good.

If you look in the manual of your plasma with regards cleaning the screen, it will probably suggest the route I've mentioned, or similar, and unlikely mention the use of cleaning sprays.
 

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