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binar Apr 08, 2009, 11:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Fellow Forum Members,
I tried Windex to clean my LCD screen and this leaves behind streaks that don't disappear. I then found a $20 LCD Screen cleaner solution that essentially looks like water. Needless to say, I don't want to spend $20 for something that looks like water.

How do I make my own homemade LCD screen cleaner solution? Will a 50 / 50 mix of distilled water and white vineger do the trick without damaging your LCD screen surface? Any opinions welcome. Thanks.


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>> Re: Homemade LCD Screen Cleaner Solution?
i use an old sock or T-shirt when i clean mine. if i need to get a spot off i just put a little bit of water on the sock (enough to make a spot on the sock or T damp) then wipe/dry with it.

this website has some tips: http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/11/wipe-clean-lcd-screen-lapto...nitor.html

TamTheBam Apr 08, 2009, 03:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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The best thing I have ever done when it comes to cleaning LCD screens, TV Screens,
anything electrical... is a freshly washed tea towel (an old one specifically for cleaning)
this leaves no smears, nothing and it cleans! Just wash in machine with washing powder
first and NO defo NO FABRIC SOFTNER ADDED! If you do add fab softner, it will
leave an oily residue.

I never use alchohol, etc. It's too harsh, even tho it's claimed to be safe for this
kind of cleaning. Trust me on this one!

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Dr. Peaceful Apr 08, 2009, 03:32pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Homemade LCD Screen Cleaner Solution?
Wrong forum, man. You need to ask this in a Chemistry forum, LOL. XD

I used 70% first aid rubbing alcohol for my LCD. Works fine. Just don't put too much. ;)

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Any form of Alcohol's bad. It dries up everything it touches.

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>> Re: Homemade LCD Screen Cleaner Solution?
BAM!

kidding, please don't. i use "no touch", it's actually for vehicle interior and windows. you can find it at autozone, kragen, napa, etc. works well on my lcd tv and have been using it for about 3 years on it.

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Meats_Of_Evil Apr 08, 2009, 08:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Windex is very bad too, never use it again. Just buy a microfiber-cloth and use alittle water. You'll leave it as good as new.

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binar Apr 09, 2009, 11:24am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Homemade LCD Screen Cleaner Solution?
Thanks to all for their post. I think a microfiber cloth together with distilled water in a spray bottle is great to remove the dust. But after I suffer through a hayfever attack with 100 sneezes for the day what ends up on my 30" LCD screen is more troublesome to wipe off. What is a good HOMEMADE solution that is strong enough to remove sneeze discharge :blush:, but at the same time not harm the plastic LCD screen surface?

FingerMeElmo87 Apr 09, 2009, 11:40am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Homemade LCD Screen Cleaner Solution?
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TamTheBam Apr 09, 2009, 01:33pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Homemade LCD Screen Cleaner Solution?
binar said:
Thanks to all for their post. I think a microfiber cloth together with distilled water in a spray bottle is great to remove the dust. But after I suffer through a hayfever attack with 100 sneezes for the day what ends up on my 30" LCD screen is more troublesome to wipe off. What is a good HOMEMADE solution that is strong enough to remove sneeze discharge :blush:, but at the same time not harm the plastic LCD screen surface?


Oh ok just brush my tried n tested formula to the side! It's the absolute cheapest
and you don't even take note! Don't quote me back til you've tried it!

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mothow Apr 10, 2009, 12:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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S. Johns Apr 10, 2009, 01:31pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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White Vinegar in a spray-Mist bottle and a microfiber cloth

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>> Re: Homemade LCD Screen Cleaner Solution?
FingerMeElmo87 sez: Urine? Oh comon.. I know its good for Earwax Removal (Murine), Heart Attacks (Urea) cosmetics (Urine is instantly absorbed into all 7 layers of the skin) and the Secret of all the hollywood oldies that just won't die (Morning mid-stream urine in a glass of cold OJ) but LCDs too?? It's also good for preserving, softening and protecting Combat Boots from rot and your feet from 'Trenchfoot' - Ask a 'Vet

btw: Do you guys KNOW where the drug companies get all that Urine to make drugs with?? They BUY it from the owners of STADIUMS (Baseball, Football, Soccer, BBall, Hockey...) Now you know ;-)
Anyone want another beer??

Meats_Of_Evil Apr 10, 2009, 01:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Lool @ Tam!

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mothow Apr 10, 2009, 07:35pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey ill trade them some of my PEE PEE for computer parts..lol

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Gerritt Apr 10, 2009, 08:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Homemade LCD Screen Cleaner Solution?
As stupid as it sounds, urine is actually a good solution.
Now if you don't picture yourself peeing on your monitor, then a solutoin of one part white vinagar and 10 parts distilled water does make some sense.
This will cut the buggers, or other fatty content while reducing the risk of damaging any coatings on the screen.
Any mildy acidic solution will work just as well, such as the citric acid based products you see on TV, but it should be dilluted.
Most cloths will leave a residue. Including Tea towels. The cool thing is that you can use newsprint to clear it with minimal water.
Me, I'd never use urine, but as silly as it sounds it is actually a good solution.

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binar Apr 10, 2009, 10:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks to all for their post. Very interesting responses.

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>> Re: Homemade LCD Screen Cleaner Solution?
Sigh... I didn't feel like typing too much in my last post, but I guess I have no choice but to make my point clear.

Windex contain ammonia, which is absolute no no for LCD screens. Friend of mine, his little kid was trying to help his dad clean his laptop, yes, with Windex. The laptop screen was permanently discolored.

Urine contains urea, which is an amine containing hydrocarbon. Amine basically is ammonia, bonded to carbon. Though not as strong, still exhibit some of the same properties.

If you don't trust me, at least listen to the experts for instructions on cleaning your LCD.
http://www.cleanlcds.com/

If 70% rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol is too strong for you, dilute it. I only use a small amount of alcohol on a damp cloth (wet slightly from fresh tap water). The best cloth, is one either used for cleaning CDs or glasses. Alcohol evaporates quickly, and leave no residue. Not only that, but it also disinfects the area, dissolves oil (finger prints), and removes ink (from pen).

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S. Johns said:
btw: Do you guys KNOW where the drug companies get all that Urine to make drugs with?? They BUY it from the owners of STADIUMS (Baseball, Football, Soccer, BBall, Hockey...)


Where in the world did you hear that from?!!! That's completely absurd! Stadium toilets don't separate urine and feces, they went down the same pipe to the septic system, in which it becomes sewage. Nobody in this world, with the slightest amount of ethics, would ever consider using that for making a product for human consumption! Don't even think about it!

Medicinal use of urea, is mostly for topical (external) use. It is likely synthetic urea, not from urine directly. However, there are hormone drugs, which is extracted and highly purified from animal urine. One example is Premarin, literally means Pregnant Mare Urine. It is an estrogen drug for ladies only.

For space travel, the Russians have made a purifying system to recycling urine to drinkable water. I saw a documentary about that before. But that's out of desperate measure, where source of drinking water is extremely scarce. According to them, the resulting water, as they claimed, is completely safe to drink. ;)

Meats_Of_Evil Apr 11, 2009, 04:48pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yes, safe... but does it taste good? ;)

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Gerritt Apr 11, 2009, 09:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Homemade LCD Screen Cleaner Solution?
LOL, at the direction this string has taken.
Granted that urine can have very high ammonia carriering componds, in my case, with massive alcohol and liquid consumption, the capability of my kidneys to actuallly over ammoniate my urine is next to nothing. Thus I must change my statement from "urine may be a good solution", to "MY urine may be a good solution". In any case, I take E=MC's point.
I still maintain that I would not use my urine to clean my LCD, but if anyone else is interested I'd be more than happy to sell it to you! :P

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