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Cleaning my laptop LCD monitor - apparently I mucked up...

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  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    A couple of months ago I used a type of liquid... it's similar to that Armorall white liquid... At first my screen was beautiful, then a couple of hours later it was all greasy and smeared.

    I can't get rid of the grease/smear.
    I've tried dry microfibre, humid microfibre, microfibre with hand-soap then humid microfibre then dry microfibre...

    My monitor's just as greasy as if I smeared it with dirty cooking oil.

    Any ideas on what I can do?:(
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    Try Windex but put it on the rag or paper towel DO NOT spray directly on the monitor. Maybe some alcohol wipes also it cuts grease pretty good.
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    Try a 5% isopropyl alcohol solution.
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    Next time, don't clean laptop in kitchen :p
    Now, I don't know if you should do that, but have you tried (pure) alcohol? It wiped everything away from my LCDs, and they didn't suffer any side effects.
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    It looks greasy but I don't know if it's grease.

    I mean that Armorall Protectant type isn't supposed to have grease in it?
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    Actually it's a wax I bet just try some of the things that were suggested and see how they work.
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    The Armorall products leave a slippery film on what you clean with them. I don't recommend them for vinyl or leather either. Especially don't clean a steering wheel with it!!
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    A solution of clear vinegar and water should shift it
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    I did that once on my steering wheel it was a B to drive till the stuff rubbed off. LOL
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    i got some alcohol wipes for my car windscreen, and they seem to work well in situations like this.

    alternate between an alcohol cleaning solution and a dry cloth, and you should slowly mop the crap up.

    And since no one else has done it... :slap:
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    These three suggestions will work for you. Or you can try Professor Amos Shock It Clean as well.
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Yup I'm sure it's a type of wax.

    Will surgical spirit work the same way as an alcohol solution? (It is an alcohol solution...) that's what I have in the house atm... Apart from white wine... :/
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    alcohol wipes is all you need for cleaning LCDs

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