Originally Posted by Schwa
This generation of Panasonic plasma screens streak like no other when using any liquid to clean them. What eventually worked for me was RadTech OmniCleanz applied and buffed off with a very low-speed orbital buffer (the actual medium was a super-soft microfiber bonnet with a wool cushion underneath). It was a total PITA finding a combination that didn't leave streaks, and even using the OmniCleanz by hand with microfiber towels left streaks. However, now that it's perfect, I just use a Metro Vacuum ED500 electric duster to blow the dust off of it periodically and it's good to go.
I can only hope that no one that reads this actually thinks that it is ever ok to use an orbital buffer on their tv. It may have worked for you but I think that it is irresponsible to suggest it to the general public. I have been leary to suggest my method because if you are not careful it could cause problems and it is not nearly as controversial as using power equipment and a little known cleaning product that is probably a rip off. I have had absolutely no problems with streaking. If you dry with a microfiber cloth before it has a chance to air dry it will not streak. The reason that you have had such a problem with streaks is because of the product that you are advertising. I have tried several of these LCD screen cleaners in the past and they all caused streaking. It was so bad that I used to use the cleaner first to clean the screen and then come back with water to remove the residue that the cleaner had left. I no longer use those expensive completely unnecessary cleaners. They are a rip off. No wonder that it is a big seller for Monster.
This is the simple OCD method that I use. The only thing you have to be careful about is to make sure that you don't use a sponge that is too wet, is brand new and has been rinsed very well after taken out of the package.
FIRST OF ALL MAKE SURE THE TV IS OFF AND COOL! Do a good job of dusting it.
1) Get a small cellulose hand sponge. The kind that most people was dishes with. You can get them practically anywhere 6 for $2. Take it out of the package and rinse it thoroughly to make sure that there are no fibers from the factory that may scratch the screen.
2) Put about a quarter size amount of laundry detergent in a small bowl and mix with about 4 cups of distilled room temp water.
3) Use the sponge and water mix to wipe the screen in a circular motion just like you would to wash your car. Do about 1/4 of the screen (depending on the size) at a time. Rinse the sponge with tap water and rewet with the solution. Making sure that you squeeze out the excess each time. The sponge should only be damp. Water should NEVER run down the screen. I wipe the whole tv front and back when I do this since I am going through the trouble anyway. The screen will have water spots (not streaks) from the laundry detergent. Don't be discouraged. Pour out the bowl of laundry detergent/water mix. Rinse the bowl and fill with distilled water. Rinse the sponge thoroughly.
4) Get a high quality microfiber cloth. Dampen the sponge in the distilled water and wipe small sections of the screen at a time. Drying immediately with the microfiber cloth. Again wiping in a circular motion. This will remove the water spots and polish the screen.
I smoke cigarettes so I had to find a way to clean my screen from time to time. I do this about every 2 months or so and the screen looks absolutely perfect when I get done. Personally I use filtered tap water. I have one of those faucet mouned PUR water filters. But since everyone doesnt have one of these and water quality varies I suggest distilled water to be safe. Most people will be able to get away with just wiping with a microfiber cloth if you accidently put a fingerprint on it or something. But if you smoke or have children I hope this will be helpful. I have used this method on 4 different tvs over the years. It sounds like a lot more trouble than it really is. It akes me about 30 minutes to clean my 60" front and back. Everyone probably as their own way. This is mine.Edited by Bond 007 - 12/6/12 at 4:38am