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HELP!! - My wife used jewelry cleaner on my Panny plasma

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
So I was in Chicago for a few days on business, and I came home last night and saw a virtual rainbow of colors on my panny 508UD plasma. She used some purple jewelry cleaner that the guy told her works great on plasma screens. NOT! there's a film of reisdue that is blue, purple, etc in swirly patterns. I used my microfiber cloth on it but its not coming off. She says she never noticed it when watching tv, but then again, i don't think she can tell the difference between sd and hd.
I love her dearly, but did she do something irreparable?
Please let me know how to fix - soapy water? something else?
thx,
Joel
post #2 of 32
This might be the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Wtf?
post #3 of 32
Try wiping it off with distilled water and a micro fiber cloth maybe its just residue left behind by the cleaner.

Grounds for divorce clearly
post #4 of 32
Thread Starter 
Thanks. Grounds for divorce or possibly some activity that may take my mind off it for awhile..
post #5 of 32
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Originally Posted by goMO View Post

Thanks. Grounds for divorce or possibly some activity that may take my mind off it for awhile..

Agreed...hopefully it will have a "happy ending".
post #6 of 32
Who is "the guy"? A jewelry guy?
post #7 of 32
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Originally Posted by Scottyb09 View Post

Who is "the guy"? A jewelry guy?

The guy was doing his wife, the suggestion of jewelry cleaner was simply to piss the husband off so he would divorce her and they could keep pounding each other guilt free.
post #8 of 32
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Originally Posted by Scottyb09 View Post

Who is "the guy"? A jewelry guy?


Whoever he is, I think we know what the op would like to do to him!


Strangling emoticon - strangling.gif




Ian biggrin.gif
post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by Shady195 View Post

The guy was doing his wife, the suggestion of jewelry cleaner was simply to piss the husband off so he would divorce her and they could keep pounding each other guilt free.
lol, aren't we imaginative.
post #10 of 32
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Originally Posted by goMO View Post

So I was in Chicago for a few days on business, and I came home last night and saw a virtual rainbow of colors on my panny 508UD plasma. She used some purple jewelry cleaner that the guy told her works great on plasma screens. NOT! there's a film of reisdue that is blue, purple, etc in swirly patterns. I used my microfiber cloth on it but its not coming off. She says she never noticed it when watching tv, but then again, i don't think she can tell the difference between sd and hd.
I love her dearly, but did she do something irreparable?
Please let me know how to fix - soapy water? something else?
thx,
Joel

Here's what i would do. Before starting, first make sure the monitor has been off for several hours so that the screen is cold. DO NOT try to clean it while warm or even hot.

Get a couple of soft microfiber cloths, then put some distilled water in a bowl with a few drops of mild liquid soap and stir it in well. Soak one cloth in the solution then wring it out thoroughly, then very gently and with very little pressure clean the screen then quickly dry it with the 2nd cloth, then let it finish drying. If that doesn't get it, add more soap and do it again. Don't rub hard because you can damage the coating with too much pressure and literally rub it off in areas so be very careful.

Hopefully the jewelry cleaner hasn't attacked the delicate coating on the outside of the glass.
post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by Shady195 View Post

The guy was doing his wife, the suggestion of jewelry cleaner was simply to piss the husband off so he would divorce her and they could keep pounding each other guilt free.

Talk about kicking a guy when he is down. Bad enough his plasma is possibly damaged then a post like the above. Real classy rolleyes.gif.

Bill
post #12 of 32
Like Randy's recommendation.

If that fails, would try spritzing a bit of Coated-Lens-Safe Lens Cleaner on a (clean....) microfiber cloth & see what that does.

Unless the Junk comes off VERY Easily, would imagine that doing an entire (50" - ?) screen will take some time.

...........................

Give your wife a hug and a kiss, remind her how much you love her - smile.gif

And then start saving / shopping for a new TV! wink.gif
post #13 of 32
Yes the only thing I would use is distilled water and a micro fiber cloth, then dry with a clean micro cloth, then repeat.

I have to ask is the wife a blonde.

Best of luck,

ss
post #14 of 32
Thread Starter 
i knew i'd get some wise-a$$ comments, so let 'em fly!

I'll try with distilled water first (is boiled water ok?)

I have those yellow micro-fiber clothes they sell at costco, but i normally only use them for washing the car. i have one "real" microfiber that i use on the screen. I'll use that for the drying off.

thx again.. and yeah, i'd love to use this as a jumping off point for a new tv, but i really like my 508UD. even though its not 1080p, i still think the pq is fantastic, the set is almost 8 years old!
post #15 of 32
You can buy distilled water for like $4 for a 4 liters at Walmart (at least i did). If youre going to make your own, you can boil water but youre gonna need a clean way of collecting the condensation - follow this http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Distilled-Water
post #16 of 32
Hopefully the distilled water & microfiber cloth idea sorts it out as others have suggested.

I had the exact same symptoms after cleaning my Kuro's screen with tap water & a clean cloth, but once I tried a new microfiber cloth & distilled water I was able to get rid of the swirly rainbows.
post #17 of 32
Honestly in this situation i think regular tap water would be fine, and any soft cloth would be fine as well. If any damage to the coating has occurred, it was already caused by the jewelry cleaner. The owners manual has specific instructions for cleaning the screen - here's from a similar 8G monitor manual:

The front of the display panel has been specially treated. Wipe the panel surface gently using only a cleaning
cloth or a soft, lint-free cloth.

• If the surface is particularly dirty, wipe with a soft, lint-free cloth which has been soaked in pure water or water to which
a small amount of neutral detergent has been added, and then wipe it evenly with a dry cloth of the same type until the
surface is dry.
post #18 of 32
Warm distilled water is the way to go along with a clean, microfiber cloth. An old, clean, cotton t-shirt would work too. You don't want to use boiling water in case the protective coating on the panel is damaged because it could come off. There's a report around here somewhere where a similar thing happened when someone's housekeeper used Windex. The OP finally sprayed Windex on the rest of this panel to remove the protective coating to get rid of the "rainbow" effect. Very sad.
post #19 of 32
Is it ok to use lens cleaner (for prescription eyeglasses). Bottle says okay to be used on AR lenses.
post #20 of 32
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

Is it ok to use lens cleaner (for prescription eyeglasses). Bottle says okay to be used on AR lenses.

As a last resort maybe I wouldn't do it personally
post #21 of 32
Thread Starter 
i gotta pay the bills, but then i'm going to work on it. thx for the link to distilling water. interesting, and i will do that first. i'll let you know how it goes.

btw, how does the 508UD compare with the new st50? does the st blow it away, or is my monitor still considered good?
post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by goMO View Post

i gotta pay the bills, but then i'm going to work on it. thx for the link to distilling water. interesting, and i will do that first. i'll let you know how it goes.

btw, how does the 508UD compare with the new st50? does the st blow it away, or is my monitor still considered good?


Your question is very subjective. For all intent and purposes, the ST50 will provide a better picture, especially when it comes to black levels, shadow detail and color accuracy. However, you should take a look at one to judge for yourself.



Ian wink.gif
post #23 of 32
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Originally Posted by barth2k View Post

Is it ok to use lens cleaner (for prescription eyeglasses). Bottle says okay to be used on AR lenses.

You can probably use it safely for small areas that have smudges that won't come off with warm distilled water but I certainly wouldn't use it to clean the entire panel, but make sure you clean it again with warm distilled water and a clean microfiber.
post #24 of 32
Thread Starter 
Mission accomplished! Just straight distilled water on a good microfiber cloth.

thanks for the advice everyone, especially Randy. looks like this monitor will be getting some more miles on it! (just like my '02 acura tls with 220k miles on it!)
post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by goMO View Post

Mission accomplished! Just straight distilled water on a good microfiber cloth.

thanks for the advice everyone, especially Randy. looks like this monitor will be getting some more miles on it! (just like my '02 acura tls with 220k miles on it!)


Panasonic's are like Honda's, they just keep going and going........if taken care off. Glad it worked out for you.



Ian
post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by sillysally View Post

Yes the only thing I would use is distilled water and a micro fiber cloth, then dry with a clean micro cloth, then repeat.

I have to ask is the wife a blonde.

Best of luck,

ss

Silly Sally-
I just have to ask about that distinguished historical gentleman in your name there...is it either Thaddeus Stephens or Douglas ? Thanks !
post #27 of 32
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Originally Posted by goMO View Post

Mission accomplished! Just straight distilled water on a good microfiber cloth.

thanks for the advice everyone, especially Randy. looks like this monitor will be getting some more miles on it! (just like my '02 acura tls with 220k miles on it!)

I'm glad to hear you were able to get your plasma cleaned smile.gif! I will be picking up some distilled water for cleaning all of our flat panel TVs.

Bill
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by Shady195 View Post

The guy was doing his wife, the suggestion of jewelry cleaner was simply to piss the husband off so he would divorce her and they could keep pounding each other guilt free.

You're out of line! Are you really this stupid?
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by mailiang View Post

Whoever he is, I think we know what the op would like to do to him!Ian biggrin.gif

Well it's a lot of hard work and time and trouble to clean a big 50" screen
that he may not be able to get back to it's original state.
He should take that jerk to small claims court IF his wife is 100% sure
that he was NOT joking when he suggested to use it.
In court he would probably claim it was a joke or something he read about online.
post #30 of 32
Thread Starter 
the screen looks better than ever! my plasma is almost 8 years old, so it was due. I used the microfiber every once in a while for a specific smudge, but this seemed like a well earned wash!
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