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I've had my Sony KDL-32BX420 1080p TV for about two years now, and it is wall mounted. I'd never really looked up close at the cabinet itself until last night, and it's pretty dirty.

I have some very light scuff marks in the frame surrounding the screen from when I wiped it down. What's the best cleaner + cloth to use to clean and polish the cabinet frame, and hopefully buff out some of those scuff marks?

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Microfiber cloth with a little water applied (damp) to the microfiber cloth if needed.
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Microfiber cloth with a little water applied (damp) to the microfiber cloth if needed.



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+2, this is the best method. I used distilled water for the screen itself (Just to get the purest water I can), but use a different MF towel on the screen.
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Thanks, guys. I will give that a try.

Sometimes the simplest solution is the best.
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While the distilled water and micro fiber cloth is the best method for cleaning the screen I don't think it will remove the scuff marks in the plastic bezel. I'm quite OCD when it comes to this type of thing. I had the exact same problem on my Samsung bezel. Wish they wouldn't use such soft shiny plastic. What I did to help remove the micro scratches was to use an automotive polish with a low abrasive factor; I used Turtle wax. Apply a small amount of the wax to a slightly dampened very soft cotton cloth and buff the frame/bezel with it. The amount of buffing is up to you and the extent of the scratches. Let the polish dry for a few minutes then buff again with a dry cloth. This should remove many of the visible scratches but not all. Be very careful so as not to get any polish on the screen


Whenever I do something like this I always test it in an inconspicuous area first to see how effective it is. If it doesn't make a difference to your satisfaction, don't bother doing to whole frame. If it does improve it then go for it. I have used this technique on several plastic surfaces with varying degrees of success. I have not had any problem with the polish attacking or reacting with the plastic. If you have concerns on this front what you could do is leave it for a day or two after you do your trial run and then check it.

Hope this helps. Good luck.
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