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      Mar 3rd, 04, 1:36 PM
I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a few.
is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special liquid/product to
do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks.. ?
the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
difference

cheers all


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      Mar 3rd, 04, 2:28 PM
..` Lister `.. wrote:

> I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
> wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
> it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a few.
> is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special liquid/product to
> do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks.. ?
> the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
> difference


To clean my notebook screen I use a microfibre cloth and lens solution
from the opticians, which is intended for use with plastic lenses.
Hasn't marked it yet...

Or the likes of PCWorld etc do screen wipes which the box says is
intended for use with LCD screens.

Just beware that paper based "cloth" can scratch...

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      Mar 3rd, 04, 3:54 PM
> To clean my notebook screen I use a microfibre cloth and lens solution
> from the opticians, which is intended for use with plastic lenses.
> Hasn't marked it yet...
>
> Or the likes of PCWorld etc do screen wipes which the box says is
> intended for use with LCD screens.
>
> Just beware that paper based "cloth" can scratch...
>
> Lee
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Agreed with microfibre cloth..though only use a solution if you have
to...try plain old water first...make sure the cloth does not have any grit
on it and try to use the cloth only for this purpose.


 
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      Mar 3rd, 04, 4:57 PM
On Wed, 3 Mar 2004 12:36:37 -0000, ..` Lister `..
<lister@eastcoastpc> wrote:
> I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
> wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
> it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a few.
> is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special liquid/product to
> do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks.. ?
> the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
> difference


I use Screenwash from Widget Software (www.widgetsoftware.com). I bought
it years ago to keep my Psion 5mx screen clean. Comes with a cloth and
some anti-static cleaner that *allegedly* puts a protective coating on
your screen. Yes it's not cheap but I bought it for a screen on which a
stylus would be used and therefor required some protection.

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      Mar 3rd, 04, 8:17 PM

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> On Wed, 3 Mar 2004 12:36:37 -0000, ..` Lister `..
> <lister@eastcoastpc> wrote:
> > I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
> > wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
> > it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a few.
> > is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special

liquid/product to
> > do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks.. ?
> > the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
> > difference

>
> I use Screenwash from Widget Software (www.widgetsoftware.com). I bought
> it years ago to keep my Psion 5mx screen clean. Comes with a cloth and
> some anti-static cleaner that *allegedly* puts a protective coating on
> your screen. Yes it's not cheap but I bought it for a screen on which a
> stylus would be used and therefor required some protection.
>
> --
> Justin C, by the sea.


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      Mar 3rd, 04, 8:34 PM
"..` Lister `.." wrote:

> I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
> wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
> it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a
> few. is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special
> liquid/product to do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks..
> ? the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
> difference


I tend to find liquid unneccessary. For my CRT, I just use "Allsop CD/DVD
FastWipes". They're round, dry, non-abrasive cloths. Just [very] gently
rubbing them over a smear is usually enough. I think there has only been
1 or 2 trimes when I've had to dampen the cloth with a drop of water (or
just breath on the affected screen area!) first. I did try some monitor
wipes ages ago, but they left too much residue.

I got the "FastWipes" free from Blackstar, with points, a while back, but
the closest thing they seem to actually sell is these:

http://www.blackstar.co.uk/accessori.../5000000001016


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      Mar 3rd, 04, 11:07 PM
I use the PCWorld ones but find they dry incredibly quickly if the monitor
is warm so tend to use them on a swtiched off cool monitor.


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> "..` Lister `.." wrote:
>
> > I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
> > wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
> > it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a
> > few. is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special
> > liquid/product to do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks..
> > ? the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
> > difference

>
> I tend to find liquid unneccessary. For my CRT, I just use "Allsop CD/DVD
> FastWipes". They're round, dry, non-abrasive cloths. Just [very] gently
> rubbing them over a smear is usually enough. I think there has only been
> 1 or 2 trimes when I've had to dampen the cloth with a drop of water (or
> just breath on the affected screen area!) first. I did try some monitor
> wipes ages ago, but they left too much residue.
>
> I got the "FastWipes" free from Blackstar, with points, a while back, but
> the closest thing they seem to actually sell is these:
>
> http://www.blackstar.co.uk/accessori.../5000000001016
>
>
> Dave.



 
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      Mar 3rd, 04, 11:44 PM
..` Lister `.. wrote:

> I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
> wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
> it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a few.
> is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special liquid/product to
> do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks.. ?
> the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
> difference
>
> cheers all
>
>

DO NOT USE MR MUSCLE!!!! I speak from experience <g>


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"Trevor Best" <nospam@localhost> wrote in message
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> ..` Lister `.. wrote:
>
> > I Have a new 17" Lcd monitor and want to know
> > wots the best stuff to use to keep in tip top condition.
> > it hasn't any marks or smears as of yet but know its bound to get a few.
> > is a damp clean cloth really anygood or is there a special

liquid/product to
> > do the job and not leave any smear or swirl marks.. ?
> > the screen I have has a Hard Anti-glare coating (3H) if that makes a
> > difference
> >
> > cheers all
> >
> >

> DO NOT USE MR MUSCLE!!!! I speak from experience <g>
>


Hehe.. only for very stubbon stains...


 
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