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Offline backlashed

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Keeping the screen clean
« on: May 04, 2013, 04:29:26 PM »
I can't seem to keep my grubby hands off of the screen, and the rags in my boat are as dirty, or dirtier than my hands, so I came up with this to keep eyeglass cleaning wipes close. I know they're supposed to be waterproof, but I never liked spaying them with cleaner. I've used these wipes for several years now on all my other units I've had, and never had a problem.
I double sticky taped a small ziplock bag to the inside of my unit cover, and keep half a dozen or so wipes in it.



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Re: Keeping the screen clean
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013, 04:52:04 PM »
I guess I should have researched this better before posting.
Does this recommendation from 2010 still hold true?
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What products can be used to clean my display?

Humminbird recommends using Windex® Vinegar Multi Surface(in the spray bottle).

Do NOT use any wipes products (which can also be available as the brand name Windex Multi-Task).   

The lens contains a special coating which improves visibility.  It is recommend to use the above cleaner because we have tested and proved this cleaner.  It does not deteriorate the coatings on the lens.

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Re: Keeping the screen clean
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013, 07:23:40 PM »
I could be wrong but.... I think what you are using is fine - and the warning is for household type window cleaning products.  I use plastic eyeglass cleaners all the time on screens - no issues

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Re: Keeping the screen clean
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013, 07:41:47 PM »
I used a piece of clear flexible plastic like the stuff you Grandma used yo put on the couch cushions. Any fabric store sells it and for about a buck it makes a great scratchproof screen cover. Cut it perfectly to size - and with a few drops of distilled water - put it on. If I'm not mistaken I got that hint right here a couple years ago. Still the same one and it's been on my 997 for at least 2 years.

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Re: Keeping the screen clean
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2013, 11:55:10 AM »
The advantage to using the Windex MULTIsurface vinegar in the spray bottle is when you spray the screen you loosen and wash a lot of the grit off the screen. Wipe it dry with a microfiber cloth and you will be surprised how much this improves your view. Though the wipes are damp and better than just usung a dry cloth they do not clean the screen as well and prevents scratches like you do when spraying it down.

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Re: Keeping the screen clean
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2013, 03:56:01 PM »
Though i agree with RuffWood about the advantages of a spray versus wipes, I think that warning was specific for the Windex Multi-Purpose (or maybe it was Multi-Surface) wipes which used a different chemical mix versus the spray stuff.  We still only recommend the spray:
http://www.humminbird.com/FAQ.aspx?ContentId=1833

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