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Old 06-08-2019, 06:22 AM   #1  
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I need your help cleaning my 4k LED TV. First off the screen is the clear / shiny type, not the matte finish type so it shows reflections (it does NOT have a anti refection coating) . Here is my issue.
It looked like my son sneezed on it. I washed my hands throughly with soap before cleaning screen and they were clean and oil/residue free.
I wiped the screen off with a clean, microfibre cloth that was clean out of the dryer and not used on anything else. I gently wiped the screen to try to get the small snotty smudges off and they would not come off.
So I grabbed my endust electronics cleaning gel spray and sprayed a few squirts into my microfibre cloth and wiped this area and the stuff that was stuck to it came cleanly off. Then I notice there's a LIGHT film of what appears to be body oil (from my hands?) that has transferred to the LCD that you can barely see. If I spray and wipe these spots they lighten and mostly come off but not 100%, you can just BARELY see this remainjng oily film. The more I clean this area, even using clean microfibre cloths, turning the cloth over to avoid transferring oil from hands to screen, this oil gets lighter and lighter but never comes completely off. The LCD is not scratched, its like the cleaner is not breaking through the film or what's not picked up on the first pass with the clean microfibre cloth is being spread around on the panel. They cloths we use are quality cloths and have never been used washed with fabric softener, as we don't use it in my home.

I have used these same microfibre cloths on my son's led htvd and all our computer screens and it never leaves this light smudgy film. Again it looks like oils from my hands.

What can I use to take the remaining oily film off that wont DESTROY the 4k LED TV?
Again this same cleaning method throughly cleans all other LCD screens on all my devices in my home. Again it appears to be oil from my hands.

Thanks 1000000! TV looks fine when on, it just botheres me knowing it's there... lol
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Your manufacturers' OWNERS guide should have screen cleaning recommendations, most manufacturers indicate removing stubborn blemishes they suggest the sparingly (like 1or 2 drops into a cup of water) use of a MILD dishwasher detergent. Caution overly rubbing(even if lightly) will affect screen because you are in effect 'polishing' that specific spot.
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If you think is an oil transfer from your hands then go get some disposable latex gloves.

And some manufactures have different ways for cleaning their type/brand of screen, I would follow your manufactures instructions.

I use the stuff from Endust, it's a gel based product, it wont run down the screen.

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https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-clean-a-tv-screen/

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If you think is an oil transfer from your hands then go get some disposable latex gloves.
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most panels today are Glass (coated) to aid in cutting down glare. If your 'rub excessively you will mar the finish with either a dull spot or a highly polished spot.
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