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#1 mirrorfinishman

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 02:52 PM

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#2 Ben@Autopia

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 02:58 PM

They were probably given a special overpriced microfiber. Just pick up a clean microfiber and use that. Be careful what glass cleaner you use on it. Anything with ammonia is a no-no. If its tinted window safe, it should be safe for your touch screen. Don't quote me on that though. :shocked:
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 03:21 PM

I use Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer on touch-screens, and any clean standard microfiber towel works fine.
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 04:13 PM

1z Cockpit Premium works well.
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Posted 22 April 2011 - 05:34 PM

I personally wouldn't use the waffle weave microfiber towels. Those tend to be a bit rough and can potentially scratch the delicate touch screen navs and such. Same holds true for gauge clusters, digital radio displays and glossy trim. A microfiber with a thick soft nap would be your best bet. Even then I would use a very delicate touch making sure to use very little pressure when cleaning. I use Stoners IG and a thick microfiber.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 06:50 PM

1z Cockpit Premium works well.


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Posted 23 April 2011 - 12:33 PM

I use a clean microfiber and novus plastic cleaner.
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Posted 23 April 2011 - 04:34 PM

Any quick detailer will do the job.

#9 tssdetailing

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 04:54 PM

DP Glass cleaner on an MF.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 08:29 PM

+1 for IZ Cockpit Premium. Strong Engineering makes covers for the nav screens which is a good solution--especially if you see signs of the coating starting to fail.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:56 AM

Softened water combined with a microfiber.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 08:36 AM

In this pic I removed the incredible amount of built up crud(Using 100PPI foam applicator and CG Extreme Acrylic Glaze) the edges took a lot more to correct(Time & rubbing gently) but this pic shows some of the gunk as I did not have a before pic on the nav screen from this car (Lambo Super Leggera).

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 08:17 PM

Basic APC and a microfiber. Most important thing is to not let the solution dwell for too long on the LCD. Other than that, it's the same as a laptop, TV or any other LCD product.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 09:36 PM

Besides using something mild and a soft cloth, don't let any liquid get under the anti-reflective cover.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 10:13 PM

Usually a damp MF towel will clean it.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:58 AM

Use Microfiber towel to clean the screen. Spray cleaning chemical/solutions on Microfiber never spray it on screen direct. Clean it from left to right or up to down directions.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:48 PM

Just wondering what methods the pros are using to clean touch screens for car navigation systems.

I recently had one of my detailing customers tell me they were given a special cloth that's only to be used to clean the touch screen.

Thanks in advance.


Welcome back to the forum Frank! Glad you came back.

I've had multiple touch screen computers over the last 7 years and what I like using is a plain damp microfiber with a shot of APC (to the towel) to 1st clean it. Then, follow up with a basic wax/sealant to provide some slickness and you're set. Seems like the slicker the surface, the less fingerprinting returns.

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