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Old 11-09-2016, 07:11 AM
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Was out fishing yesterday and realized I need something available on boat to clean the Garmin 1040 screen. Wiping it with a shirt was making it worse. I know enough to know some products are not good for some of the electronics screens.

What do you guys use that if safe for the screens and helps keep them clean.
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a non-alcohol and non-ammonia glass or screen type cleaner can safely be used. Wipe clean with a soft terry cloth rag or a microfiber towel.

There are products specifically labeled for fishfinder and gps screens, such as wave away. Also, a dilution of mild clear dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle along with a clean towel should keep your screen nice and clean. I rinse with my ever-handy open bottle of water, then wipe dry with a soft cloth. By the way, a nice, soft cotton cloth diaper works great.

You can also get fishfinder screen protectors! (like for your touchscreen phone)
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Armorall makes a special electronics screen wipe as does windex. Keep em in the boat, with touchscreens its challenging to get sweat, sunscreen, fish hands on the screen every now and then
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Lowrance in their HDS GEN2 Touch manual says to use a 50/50 solution of water and isopropyl alcohol and a micro fiber cloth.
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Thanks guys. I like the idea of a screen protector. I will definitely look into that. I have tons of microfiber cloths so im good there. I make a glasses cleaner out of water, small amount of dawn and small amount of vinegar. I wonder if that would work. So no ammonia or alcohol.....
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Got the salt spots off mine with Novus2 then polished with Novus1 worked better than expected. This was on a non touch screen
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I like Southold stuff.

http://shurhold.com/marine/yacht-bri...14-oz-aerosol/

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LEMON PLEDGE w/ the previously mentioned cotton terry towel

cleans & protects

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I keep a small spray bottle of a 50-50 mix of distilled water and vinegar. Works great and is safe. Keep a small micro fiber towell with it.
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The frequent use of microfiber towels and no chemicals will keep the screen clean
There are laptop/monitor cleaning wipes for stubborn stains and water stains can be removed with vinegar.
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Also works on glasses. Wally World

http://nicencleanwipes.com/index.php...h-screen-wipes
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Lowrance also says to avoid ammonia and vinegar based products.
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With a lot of the new glass screens, I don't think you need any special electronics cleaners. Just try to keep the alcohol based ones away from the plastic trim. I've never needed anything but water and a rag on my 7610.
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Vinegar, Ammonia and Alcohol based products will kill a screen.
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I keep a ton of these around for my sunglasses. I have seen people use them on their screens but I never have.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/ZEISS...w&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Originally Posted by Oldcrow2 View Post
Was out fishing yesterday and realized I need something available on boat to clean the Garmin 1040 screen. Wiping it with a shirt was making it worse. I know enough to know some products are not good for some of the electronics screens.

What do you guys use that if safe for the screens and helps keep them clean.
I use the stuff for eyeglasses - has a very small spray bottle and a soft cloth. I use it interchangeably between my prescription sunglasses and MFD screen. Get it real cheap at Big Box stores - Walmart, Target, etc.
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I use microfiber and that takes care of most issues except hard water spots. Then it's 50% white vinegar, distilled water and one tiny drop of dish washing soap for a wetting agent. The distilled water is a must as it does a better job of dissolving the spots after the vinegar reacts with them.
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Shurhold for me. Simrad manual says 50/50 water and isopropyl alcohol and no to ammonia. Shurhold serious shine is alcohol based, as are zeiss eyeglass wipes.

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