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Old 04-26-2016, 06:58 AM
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Default Cleaning the screen of a Garmin 7212

What product is recommended to remove the fingerprints on the screen
of the Garmin 7212? Will eyeglass cleaner work safely?
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:48 AM
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I have been using this stuff for the last year, works great on the screen, AND you can do the whole dash with it, gauges, throttle, wheel, etc.

http://shurhold.com/marine/yacht-bri...14-oz-aerosol/
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LOL a touchscreen sensitive to skin oils. I do not believe that quote is from the 7xxx users manual! That appears to be instructions on how to clean the older garmins (like the 3xxxx series) which were much much more delicate and really not designed to be touched at all.

Cleaning it the same way you would clean eyeglasses is a safe bet.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:32 AM
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That is a direct quote from the latest 7600 series user manual.

Here is a fresh copy from my computer
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Originally Posted by Yrral3215 View Post
That is a direct quote from the latest 7600 series user manual.

Here is a fresh copy from my computer
well I'll be....wording is not in the 72xx series manual. and the EXACT wording is in the 3xxx series manual. I think common sense tells us that it is a misprint that was inadvertently carried over. none of us think they are producing touchscreen plotters that have a coating that is "very sensitive to skin oils..." do we?!

the coating that they are referring to is long gone w/the 3xxx series plotters. that stuff was terrible.

clean it like you would glasses and you'll be fine.
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Old 04-26-2016, 05:57 PM
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I use a microfiber towel to clean my screen,
Works great and need no liquids.
Just make sure that the towel is clean and has no sand or similar hard grains on it.
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Endust Wipes or Windex Wipes for Electronics work great. Target carries the Endust wipes. Both are alcohol and ammonia free. I use them on my 7610xsv.
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Lowrance MFDs came with microfiber cloths in the box.
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Lowrance recommends water and isopropal alcohol mixture for the HDS Gen2 Touch screens
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Thanks for pointing out the "skin oils" statement as it pertains to touchscreen manuals. The need for a correction has been forwarded to the publications department.
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Originally Posted by Todd Driscoll View Post
Thanks for pointing out the "skin oils" statement as it pertains to touchscreen manuals. The need for a correction has been forwarded to the publications department.
I think it's more than just the 'oils' wording...I think the entire section is obsolete and needs to be re-written.
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