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Monitor / Display cleaner that's safe ?

PROBLEM: I have a few monitors and TVs that have gotten dirty over time. Some have gross stuff on them from grubby 7 yr old hands. I'm also about to buy a pretty expensive awesome monitor (LG 34GN850-B) of which I'm more worried about damaging over time.

 

CONFLICTING INFO ON WEB: I'd like to buy a cleaner, but none of them are brands I recognize. I read the reviews, and some are complaining about PH level being a factor stating you want it to be neutral or the antiglare coating will come off eventually or degrade. Some sources state never to use soap, some say to use half vinegar / half water. There's a fair bit of conflicting information.

 

QUESTION: Does anyone know of a trustworthy product or brand ?  or perhaps a source that would tell me? I have been reading up for the past +1hr and I don't feel I'm any closer to a good answer. Thanks in advance.

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I've only ever used a lightly damn cloth with warm water or glasses cleaner.

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7 minutes ago, DaveBetTech said:

PROBLEM: I have a few monitors and TVs that have gotten dirty over time. Some have gross stuff on them from grubby 7 yr old hands. I'm also about to buy a pretty expensive awesome monitor (LG 34GN850-B) of which I'm more worried about damaging over time.

 

CONFLICTING INFO ON WEB: I'd like to buy a cleaner, but none of them are brands I recognize. I read the reviews, and some are complaining about PH level being a factor stating you want it to be neutral or the antiglare coating will come off eventually or degrade. Some sources state never to use soap, some say to use half vinegar / half water. There's a fair bit of conflicting information.

 

QUESTION: Does anyone know of a trustworthy product or brand ?  or perhaps a source that would tell me? I have been reading up for the past +1hr and I don't feel I'm any closer to a good answer. Thanks in advance.

I've always gone with a mix of <50% isopropyl and distilled water for cleaning monitors for sensitive surfaces. Most times a damp towel is enough to get most stuff off.  

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microfibre cloth slightly damp with plain water is my go to for most screens to avoid damaging the surface coating.

 

i only use screen cleaner (be it Tea (asian i know) or spray bottle with soapy water) on tempered glass surface, as they're non-reactive

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This stuff is really cool leaves no streaks or anything and the microfiber is better quality than most cheap ones too.

 

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/gp/aw/d/B00ZZOYW8C#Ask

 

Not sure if it's available where you are.

 

 

 

 

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