Notices
Marine Electronics Forum

cleaning electronics' screens

Old 03-29-2003, 05:45 PM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: boston ma usa
Posts: 644
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default cleaning electronics' screens

What do you guys use to clean your screens on your electronics ? My previous electronics all would get wiped down with windex and a clean terry cloth,worked fine for many seasons but it did create some very small swirl scratches etc..after 3 years of doing this.I want to baby my new ones, thanks

furuno 582L
furuno 1833
garmin 2010
icom m402

Fish on !!
robalocc is offline  
Old 03-29-2003, 07:19 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Provo, Turks and Caicos
Posts: 291
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default cleaning electronics' screens

Polaroid "Polaclean".
It comes in 4oz pump spray bottles. Does a great job and will not harm CRT's, camera lenses, sunglasses etc.
For glass or plastic.
Here's a link to see it.
http://www.plottersupplies.com/produ...ber=&showsale=

I have used it for years now and really like it. Small convenient bottle can be kept handy.
We also use it on aircraft with CRT's that cost more then my whole boat....

Jetmech88 is offline  
Old 03-29-2003, 08:16 PM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: boston ma usa
Posts: 644
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default cleaning electronics' screens

Looks like exactly what I need, thank you !!

Fish on !!
robalocc is offline  
Old 03-29-2003, 11:04 PM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: MA
Posts: 1,640
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default cleaning electronics' screens

I had a similar question regarding my Garmin 182c that I purchased last April. The owners manual does not recommend any particular type of cleaner.

Last summer I tried Windex to remove some salt spray and got streaks that never went away.

Last week I contacted Garmin's tech support to see what could be done to fix the screen and what I should use to clean it.

They had me send the unit back and they replaced/fixed the screen under warranty.

Here is what they said about cleaning:

"The best method to clean the screen is either with just water or soapy water solution. Any type of cleaning solution with alcohol should not be used."

Additionally, they saved my waypoints and upgraded the unit to the most recent software release.

Gotta love Garmin.

Regards,
Doug L.
dougl33 is offline  
Old 03-30-2003, 06:07 AM
  #5  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Orlando
Posts: 3,997
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default cleaning electronics' screens

spit.
Sea_Dad is offline  
Old 03-30-2003, 06:44 PM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: boston ma usa
Posts: 644
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default cleaning electronics' screens

Good info, I will contact furuno and see what they say, jetmech do you use that stuff with success on lcd screens also ?

Fish on !!
robalocc is offline  
Old 03-30-2003, 09:11 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Provo, Turks and Caicos
Posts: 291
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default cleaning electronics' screens

quote:Originally posted by robalocc:
Good info, I will contact furuno and see what they say, jetmech do you use that stuff with success on lcd screens also ?

Fish on !!

Yes I do. I have been using it often on my raytheon lcd displays for two years now, and have used it often on my Garmin lcd for 5 years.
Works fine.
I've been using it for 13 years on aircraft CRT screens.
I use it on my camera, sunglasses, binoculars and computer monitor also.

Here's what it says on the bottle.

"Cleans optical surfaces (glass or plastic).
Polaroid Polaclean is a specially formulated cleaner for optically coated glass and plastic surfaces found on CRT screens, anti-glare filters, office copiers, camera and projector lenses."
"contains 5% isopropanol."

Jetmech88 is offline  
Old 03-31-2003, 04:29 PM
  #8  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: boston ma usa
Posts: 644
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default cleaning electronics' screens

Jetmech ,seems like youve been using the right stuff .I oredered the 2 bottles today, I talked to a furuno rep and he said thats great stuff although they recomend water and soap he has heard and knows people who use polaclean and stuff similar with great results and no harm at all.The reason they say water and soap, is to keep it simple and it works good with no harm and its cheap,but he did state that polaclean will have much better results. thanks again

Fish on !!
robalocc is offline  
Old 03-31-2003, 06:45 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Provo, Turks and Caicos
Posts: 291
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default cleaning electronics' screens

I think you will be quite satisfied with the polaclean.
It's reasonably priced, and works very well. The bottles even come with a handy dandy little strip of velcro on the side so you can stick it just about anywhere you want it.
One bottle last me a year, and I'm a little anal about clean screens.

Jetmech88 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.