Cleaning the Motorla DROID screen


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  1. Poloki

    Poloki Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I saw on some other threads regarding other phones that most people just use a microfiber cloth to clean their screens.

    My wife and I just recently got MotoDroid1 and I use a MF cloth. The other day I saw her pull an alcohol swab (she is diabetic and carries them for her insulin shots) from her purse and wipe the screen. I told her not to do that, but then she asked "Well how do I get rid of the germs?"

    Anyone have a suggestion? I am pretty sure that she is set to destroy her screen if she continues this.
     
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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    I have used an LCD screen cleaning gel, Vinegar, and plain microfiber cloth to clean my screen. No ill effects thus far....

    I use the MF cloth for daily cleaning, the screen gel stuff one ~2 weeks, and have used Vinegar twice.
     
  3. Burns11

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    Alcohol shouldn't hurt it, though it might be better to get a leans cleaning kit (for glasses) with a microfiber cloth. The solution in these is mostly alcohol.

    My own recipe is almost 50-50 distilled water-alcohol with a drop of baby shampoo for the 6oz bottle I have. That should sate the germaphobe.

    My concern for the alcohol swabs is that they are a bit saturated and she might get alcohol seeping to bad places.
     
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    I rub it on my clothes and call it a day.
     
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    same.

    but when it does get greasy and won't come off I use screen cleaning spray stuff for lcds, touchscreens or just the glasses stuff. But that stuff is basically alcohol too
     
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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    The LCD cleaner I have is not alcohol based at all.

    Anionic tensid [sic] - See Surfactant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Sodium lauryl sulfate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Water, of course, you know.

    Those are the three ingredients in my Screen cleaning gel made by Philips - see Philips - Screen cleaning kit Plasma/LCD - SVC2543W/27 - Care and cleaning - Audio/video/gaming accessories - Accessories

    And it works like a charm.
     
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  8. Psychokitty

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    Alcohol won't hurt the screen; it's glass, not plastic. As a germicide, it's probably the most effective thing. But as Burns11 said, it could drip down inside the edge and leave a stain under the glass.
     
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    Psychokitty is right, the material is glass and will not be harmed by light solvents. I use an eyeglass cleaning wipe called Flents, get 'em at Costco; after wiping my glasses I quickly wipe the screen on my droid, perfect and no drip to worry about. During the day I continually swipe it across my t-shirt to prevent oil build up; takes 2 seconds.
     
  10. eg146

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    I have a glass top desk from a VERY high end retailer and when I bought it (all $1600 of it) the stores manager told me to only use alcohol & microfiber cloth to clean the top.

    My husband always cringes when he sees me clean w/ alccohol but it's totally safe for the Droid screen as well.

    It's the only thing I use on my Droid 2. Alcohol also dries immediately so nothing else on the device gets wet. I put the rubbing alcohol on the cloth first then wipe the screen.
    I also use the same cloth for the phone only and never wash it with laundry soap. I just clean it with plain water. Works perfect every time.
     
  11. DoAndroidDream?

    DoAndroidDream? Well-Known Member

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    I use those Endust LCD and Plasma wipes.
     

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