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Old 10-16-2011, 07:15 PM
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I just purchased a boat having a Raymarine E120. The screen has significant water marks clearly visible. Any ideas on best way to remove without damaging screen?
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:40 PM
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Nitro,

Proceed with extreme caution. I had two e120's on my last boat and the coating on those screens scratched if I sneezed on the damn things. Raymarine used to offer a spray to clean the screens, but i never did try it. I never used the micro cloth that came with the units either. Thats right, I never touched them again after the first time I scratched them. Whatever you choose to do, I recommend testing it in a small corner area. I think it's actually an anti glare coating that scratches off. That's my two cents. Good luck.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:51 PM
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Check this stuff out--it does work and it doesn't seem to damage the coating on my Garmin's or my cellphone or my ipod Touch--

http://www.bethel-marine.com/Falcon_ScreenKit.htm

http://www.falconsafety.com/shopFalc...spx?ItemId=124

Falcon Safety Marine Screen Model Marine Screen Care Kits
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:16 PM
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On my E120 I also became dissatisfied with the appearance of the display screen.

On mine, I returned it to Raymarine service and they swapped the outer screen cover, now it again looks like new.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:30 AM
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dampen a cloth with water then vinegar, gently wipe on the screen several times keeping it wet. do this out of the sun. After 10 or 15 minutes, wash the screen with a mild solution of dishwashing soap and warm water, then dry with a clean cotton cloth. This process worked on my C120. The screen did not come out looking new but i'd say 90% of the spots went away. Also, always wipe down the screan with a dry cloth after washing the boat.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:03 AM
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I'd be extra careful with the procedure below---and most manufacturers strongly suggest using a microfiber cloth--anything else is just abrasive enough to scratch the protective coating.

I'ts really surprising that the chart plotter manufacturers can't make screen coatings that are as durable smartphones etc--
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:32 AM
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If it is the anti glare coating, just go ahead and take it off. I thought mine was water spots and couldn't get it clean. Finally realized it was the coating coming off and just took it all the way off using a regular Mr clean magic eraser. I can actually see the screen better with my sunglasses on and the screen is spotless.
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BTW mine is a C120
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:24 AM
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Used novus2 and a microfiber cloth on my c120 unit. the antiglare was messed up. I too can see screen better.
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:32 PM
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Use Novus 1 to keep clean and protected from the beginning. Spray the display and use only a clean cotton cloth to wipe. Let dry and then wipe residual with a microfiber cloth or another clean cotton cloth.
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+1 on removing the crazed anti-glare coating - if that's what it is. My touchscreen had degraded so much that it was difficult to use in daylight. With little to lose, I went at it with mildy-abrasive polish and had excellent results. http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...uchscreen.html Good luck with yours.
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:43 PM
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Windex WITH amonia will take the anti-glare off an leave it looking bright and spotless.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:59 PM
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WaveAway - amazing stuff for GPS screens.
http://waveaway.com/
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