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A Swiffer duster box says


"This product is not intended of use on wet or anti-glare coated surfaces."



I damn near dusted my more than $5000 plasma's screen with a Swiffer.


Luckily it was not dusty , so I only did the bezel. Then in another thread

I was recommending the swiffer then someone mentioned that it says

this on the box, I checked mine and sure enough that is what it says.



What in the heck is in these dusters or are they meaning it could scratch the coating or?

Hmm maybe someone sued them over a scratched TV screen or something.



Id appreciate some info on this, I am gonna call Swiffer tomorrow.
 

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Plasmas are not anti-glare. Anti-glare is a dull surface, preventing mirror-like reflections.

Plasmas surfaces are glass. Its really hard to wreck it.

However, if the plasma has "anti-reflection; AR coating) then it too can be scatched off.

LCD's are covered with a film polarizer (either shiny or dull (anti-glare). A polarizer is VERY easy to scratch and ruin.


No idea why the Swifter warns about this, but I can only imagine that there is a fair amount of roughness so that picks up particulates, and this roughness is probably VERY bad of LCD polarizer (you should not even use paper tissue on them).
 

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Originally Posted by James W. Johnson /forum/post/15444318


A Swiffer duster box says


"This product is not intended of use on wet or anti-glare coated surfaces."



I damn near dusted my more than $5000 plasma's screen with a Swiffer.


Luckily it was not dusty , so I only did the bezel. Then in another thread

I was recommending the swiffer then someone mentioned that it says

this on the box, I checked mine and sure enough that is what it says.



What in the heck is in these dusters or are they meaning it could scratch the coating or?

Hmm maybe someone sued them over a scratched TV screen or something.



Id appreciate some info on this, I am gonna call Swiffer tomorrow.


Interesting . . . I don't know this for sure, but maybe the Swiffer has a very small amount of anti-static treatment or silicone in the fibers which could leave a slightly visible "streaking". Also, if the swiffer material is paper based (wood pulp based), the pulp particles can scratch. That is why you should not use paper towel to clean your screen. You should only use 100% cotton or microfiber.
 

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Not all plasmas are a glass surface. My Pioneer uses a delicate film bonded to the glass. It's pretty easy to trash.
 

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Thanks for the input guys!




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Originally Posted by brentsg /forum/post/15447378


Not all plasmas are a glass surface. My Pioneer uses a delicate film bonded to the glass. It's pretty easy to trash.

Yep, mine too. I am not gonna use a Swiffer for the screen, just the base and bezel.
 
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