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Plasma Cleaning

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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Mark Starratt

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Posted July 17 2009 - 02:20 AM

I picked up a cleaning kit right after I purchased my Panasonic PZ800 last year.  I'm really anal when it comes to keeping the display pristine. However, I find the spray gel very tedious to "polish" and remove all the residue.  Would it be so bad to use the "Green" version of Windex to clean the screen?

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Gregg Loewen

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Posted July 17 2009 - 04:12 AM

yes...avoid windex.

I use Monster Screen Cleaner.

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#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Clinton McClure

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Posted July 19 2009 - 05:34 PM

If plasma screen glass is anything like a LCD, don't use anything containing ammonia. I've had my plasma since last fall but have not cleaned the screen. No need to since I don't go touching it.

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Posted July 20 2009 - 02:51 AM

I tried a bunch of those lcd/plasma screen cleaners - including the Monster one - and found they all leave a filmy, smeary mess on the screen.

The best solution I've found is a 50-50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water. Cleans well and doesn't leave any residue behind.
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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Mark Starratt

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Posted July 20 2009 - 05:46 AM

The Windex I'm referring to is "Multi-surface" and is amonia free. I think that eyeglass cleaner might be an option as well. I can three 8 oz bottles from Costco for $10. As far as I can tell, the only advantage to the gel, is that it doesn't run down the screen after you spray it on.

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   chuckg


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Posted July 20 2009 - 07:52 AM

I wouldn't spray anything on any TV screen.  Spray the stuff on a cloth, and wipe with the cloth.  My reason:  I really hate having any liquid or goo run down into my TV!  Second reason:  I hate having overspray get on sensitive plastic stuff.  I have a vacuum cleaner that got some window cleaner on it...looks like a severe case of acne.
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