Originally Posted by paintime
My wife saw a smudge on my Fujitsu Plasma Monitor and decided to use Windex to clean it. She appeared to wipe off some of the anti-reflective film on the monitor about the size of a quarter.
Does anyone know what I can do to fix this?
It like ironies so I decided to post.
use any ammonia based window cleaner on any optics or windows which have window film on them. It breaks the film and coatings down.
I have a three year old LCD monitor with a lot of crud on it. So it needed a heavy cleaning but what is recommended? Conventional wisdom says nothing even if the screen is gross looking.
At the store I saw this Crystal Rain ammonia free glass cleaner with greenlist ingredients. So I tried on my car and LCD monitor. They were so dirty it took multiple applications. Was the monitor screen ruined?
On the contrary it looked wonderfully rejuvenated with much better optical qualities. Then I tried it on a second newer 24" monitor. Excellent results. Then I went to my prized 2560*1600 30" monitor. It looks new once again.
Then I went to my 55" HDTV which had a few marks from when it was calibrated. One application cured it. From now on I'm going to routinely clean my screens every six months to maintain peak performance.
I am hesitant to use Crystal Rain on camera optics. I will experiment in the future.
Lastly never wipe a dry
rag or towel on a dry
screen. It will probably scratch it!
Oh i almost forgot the products full name is Windex Crystal Rain Glass Cleaner!