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Old 03-21-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: North Central Illinois
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I know the directions for cleaning the Ipad screen is : use a damp cloth. But I can still see my fingerprint marks on the screen. I know you are NOT Suppose to use Windex or anything like that but is there something else I could try?
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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I use Monster cleaner and a microfiber towel.
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:21 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default No, there is not

From the mouth of Tim to you.

"Handle your iPad with care to maintain its appearance. If you are concerned about scratching or abrasion, you can use one of the many cases sold separately. To clean iPad, unplug all cables and turn off iPad (press and hold the Sleep/Wake button, and then slide the onscreen slider). Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don't use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPad. iPad has an oleophobic coating on the screen; simply wipe iPad's screen with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove oil left by your hands. The ability of this coating to repel oil will diminish over time with normal usage, and rubbing the screen with an abrasive material will further diminish its effect and may scratch your screen."

And, from another source

How to Clean Your iPad: 13 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:22 PM
 
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damp clothe does not work. try microfiber clean dish cloth. does a great job.
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Old 03-22-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Window cleaner is fine. This will in no way damage your screen. But as with any other device, spray window cleaner ON A PAPER TOWEL not directly on the screen.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Window cleaner is fine. This will in no way damage your screen. But as with any other device, spray window cleaner ON A PAPER TOWEL not directly on the screen.
1. Window cleaner has chemicals that will destroy the oleophobic coating.
2. Paper towel is abrasive. Glass Cleaning » DetailingSpot
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Not even remotely wrong, Barnes.

From YOUR link:
Paper towels are abrasive and contain dyes and adhesives that will undoubtedly leave streaks. In addition, paper towels leave lint. The picture below shows that paper towels actually consists of two thin pieces of paper towel that are glued together with an adhesive. When you clean windows with paper towels, the glass cleaning product breaks down the adhesive and it causes smearing.

Abrasive? Really? Abrasive enough to damage glass? Come on...

Don't use it because it leaves "dyes and adhesives" behind that might leave STREAKS? Come on man....

I stand 100% behind what I said. I have been doing it my entire life on every device with ZERO problems.
TV, Phones, Tablets, laptops.... I don't always use a paper towel... I might use a simple bath towel... but I don't hesitate to use a paper towel if that's all that is handy.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Abrasive? Really? Abrasive enough to damage glass? Come on...
Yes. Paper towels are abrasive—which is why you should never use them (or paper tissues) on your glasses. I use old undershirts for my glasses and electronics. They’re very soft because they’ve been washed a lot.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Maybe on a molecular level, but if your paper towels are scratching your glass or laptop, you should probably consider a better grade of paper towel.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Put one of those screen protectors on and it won't matter if you use a paper towel.
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