Best method for cleaning a CRT screen?

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  1. Lateralus

    Lateralus New Member

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    I've tried different wipes that were said to be used for cleaning tv and monitor screens but they always leave oily streaks behind.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    The best thing I've found is using a soft, clean cloth. Spray some regular glass cleaner (Windex or whatever) on the cloth, clean the screen with it, then very quickly dry it with a dry soft clean cloth.
     
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    I've heard general Windex is too abrasive for the screen, and that it will remove the anti-relfective coating from the screen?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Yeah, that could certainly be true. That's why I'm afraid to try it with my new monitors :noes:
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I've always used Windex. I even use it on my LCD.
     
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    Windex is bad for plastic. The ammonia can cause clear plastic to go cloudy, so I'd stop using it for LCDs. If you want something milder, try eyeglass or lens cleaner with a soft cloth.
     
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    windex on a crt should be ok, but i certainly wouldn't use it on an lcd, you can probably go to best buy and pick up some specialty product if you're really interested
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    i use a folded dollar, wipe the screen with the crease. Dollars have cloth in them, so they can get a lot of things off the screen if'n you scrub a lil bit.
    Got the tip here, can't remember from whom though.
     
  9. Maverick

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    Use a 50/50 mix of alcohol and distilled water. Put it in a spray bottle and your go to go!
     
  10. Maverick

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    Dude, bills are made from PAPER!! Not "cloth". A 20 year old bill might be soft enough, but a newer bill won't clean shit.
     
  11. Penguin Man

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    Most countries' currency has some cloth woven into the paper. I'm guessing the US is no different.
     
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    I use lens cleaners designed for eyeglasses. Two boxes for around $10 at Sam's club.
     
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    i use microfiber cloths and a spray called "endust for electronics"
     
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    dry microfiber cloth is what i use
     
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    R-Type The Bydo Empire must die!

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    a clean washcloth slightly dampened with warm water usually does the trick for me.
     

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