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post #1 of 9 Old 05-31-2009, 11:08 AM - Thread Starter
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Much to my horror a small moth committed suicide on my Optima gray-screen and has left a very noticeable brown spot. What is the best way of spot cleaning the screen?

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Contact the manufacturer of the screen. They know what's best for their product.
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Much to my horror a small moth committed suicide on my Optima gray-screen and has left a very noticeable brown spot. What is the best way of spot cleaning the screen?

Same thing happened to me last night. Rolled some kind of bug up in my white Dalite and was left with a nasty looking blood stain. I used 409 to get the worst of it off but it still left a stain I can see when its bright.
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Graywolf isn't easy to screen. As I recall it is a emulsified glass beaded material, which is fragile. I second GeorgeAB's recommendation...call Optoma and find out.
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Ive been using white sheets with my 4805 and LP250 or my white wall. My dad has a 48" 8mm screen down stairs and i was curious to see how it looked so i got it out and it had a stain on it i think from a bug also. It looked great so i tried to wipe off the spot and then that area was brighter then the rest. I think the screen is somthing like 30 years old.

I got a rag and a bar of soap and started to wipe down the whole thing. WHen i got done there is white paint or somthing on the rag. Not alot but enough to see that i wiped off some of the screen. It still looks good, the colors pop and its a nice little portable usable screen but a bit to little really use as a home theater screen.

After i tried this screen i knew i had to get a bigger one. I just hope the new one i get will look as good.

I didnt believe it at first but a good screen does make all the difference.

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I didnt believe it at first but a good screen does make all the difference.

Well said, and all too often forgotten.
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I tried simple water on my screen and it leaves a noticeable mark where I rubbed. I should have just ignored the original spot... Any idea how I can undo the damage I did?
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If you damaged the surface, you need a new screen.
For bugs on a Dalite HP screen or standard matt white screens I use Hydrogen peroxide on the stain and let it sit a while, then rinse with Denatured Alcohol. Always check with the manufacture to see if he screen can be cleaned and follow their instructions first.. If they don't work, then wing it..worst that can happen is you make sure you now have to replace the screen.. who could stand looking at a bug stain anyway??eek.gif
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I tried simple water on my screen and it leaves a noticeable mark where I rubbed. I should have just ignored the original spot... Any idea how I can undo the damage I did?

Let it sit a few days to see if the spot is just water.. if you can't stand looking at it, try the denatured alcohol as it will leave no residue.
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