Any tips on how to best clean a direct view tv screen?

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  1. JasonRH

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    I've tried lightly wetting a cloth and cleaning the screen but I've noticed it leaves streaks all over the screen and the only way to get them off is to take a dry cloth and rub more vigorously than I am comfortable doing. Is there a better way that is easier on the screen? Thanks.
     
  2. Chad Isaacs

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    windex and a lint free cloth...old t shirt
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  3. Mark C.

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    The cleaning method you described is best. Damp cloth, followed by a clean dry cloth. Avoid commercial cleaning products.
     
  4. Carol Curtis

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    Whatever you do DON'T USE ANY CLEANER THAT HAS VINEAGER in it (WINDEX GREEN COLORED) it can damage the finish of the tv. My girlfriend found this out the hard way by cleaning her boyfriend's tv. My father always cleans his tv screens with distilled water & if they are really dirty just a drop of liquid dishwasher soap & that's how I clean mine too.
     
  5. Rick Julian

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    Try Plast N Glass from Chemtronics. It is a professional cleaner polisher designed for plastic and glass display screens. It also is anti static.
    I have used it for years.
    http://www.chemtronics.com
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  6. Dean DeMass

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    I use Endust in the pump spray bottle. It can be found at Target. I have been using it for 4 years on my Sony.
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  7. Matt_Stevens

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    I just use a very, very soft duster made of what looks like fur (it's fake) and gently wipe the tube every few days. I've done that for year and I never have to do anything more with my tubes because the dust is always cleaned off before it gets caked on.
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  8. Larry Hoffman

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    There is an Endust for Electronics. It is in a blue can. It is anti-static and made for PC's, VCR's, TV's. It works very well and is inexpensive.
    It is made in the U.S. so I'm sure it's available in both
    Canada and the States.
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    NEVER, and I repeat NEVER use the garden hose!!
    I speak out of own experience!!
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  10. Tim Markley

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    I use the anti-static cleaning cloths that are made for computer monitors. They come in individual packets similar to what you get in a casino to clean your hands.
     

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