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Posted: 10/16/2008 12:02:12 PM EDT
My wife used PLEDGE (for wood) to clean our 2k LG LCD TV he
What can I use to get it back to normal????  Would rubbing alcohol be OK?
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:03:08 PM EDT
Ethanol.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:03:12 PM EDT
How about LCD screen cleaner... ?
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:03:18 PM EDT
What's wrong with your wife?
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:03:25 PM EDT
LAME, I used my 1000th post on that? AGHHH@$#(%&$#@%T
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:03:58 PM EDT
No pledge.

no glass cleaner. (ie ammonia)

Use soft cloth, damp.  can use water, or a mixture of water and alcohol to dampen the cloth.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:04:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NYPatriot:
What's wrong with your wife?


When I confronted her about it she acted like it's no big deal and now is angry at me for being pissed!
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:04:18 PM EDT
You might be fucked. It could have destroyed the coating on the screen.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:04:26 PM EDT
I would think so.

i would take a cotton baLL or a rag that is pretty wet with alcohol, and wet a corner of the screen down.  If it screws it up, you still can watch the TV.  If not, you know that you are gtg.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:05:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2008 12:07:53 PM EDT by thelastgunslinger]

Originally Posted By AJTurner1234:

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:
What's wrong with your wife?


When I confronted her about it she acted like it's no big deal and now is angry at me for being pissed!


Fuck that noise. Her "anger" is just a defense mechanism to shift your focus onto her being upset rather than your damaged TV. Don't let her get away with acting angry at you about her fuck up.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:05:40 PM EDT
Whatever you use to clean it, be sure to test it first in a small corner of the screen.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:05:55 PM EDT
Get back in there and fight, Rock!
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:06:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2008 12:10:07 PM EDT by ridewaves]
make her lick it off.  gotta learn somehow.

eta:  sorry for your loss.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:06:18 PM EDT
I hate to say it, but you're probably fooked.  Glass cleaner with ammonia is probably not a good idea, either.  I would contact LG customer service and ask them for assistance.

No offense, but the wifey would be in the doghouse for a long time for a stunt like that...
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:06:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:08:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2008 12:08:33 PM EDT by Izzman]
Every manual I have ever read concerning LCD's, including monitors and TV's, explicitly states to only use water(damp cloth) to clean them.  I'm sure there are exceptions but I would only use water, any solvent is very likely to damage it from what I understand.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:08:23 PM EDT
Pledge contains hydrocarbons that probably dissolved some of the screen surface.
Probably not much to do but cry.
Water only please.
Good luck,
Luckdog
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:11:36 PM EDT
all LCDs have a thin plastic covering the actual LCD, if you screw that up, you can get it replaced.

Seems like something like Pledge for wood leaves an oil film to make it shiny... probably just using a rag with water and alcohol should get it off after a while?
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:12:10 PM EDT
From their website:



Q: On what surfaces can I use Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes?

A: Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes can be used to clean and dust surfaces, without streaks or smeary residue. Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes can be used on sealed wood, glass, and metal surfaces, as well as electronics.


Sounds like its harmless. I would give the manufacturer a call and ask for advice.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:13:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AJTurner1234:

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:
What's wrong with your wife?


When I confronted her about it she acted like it's no big deal and now is angry at me for being pissed!


Reminds me of when my wife backed into my car sitting in the driveway and blamed me for parking behind her

This is why all my LCD screens on everything have a light dust buildup b/c I'm scared to death of trying to clean it and either scratch it, or do what your wife did.

Although, MAYBE, she is trying to tell you to stop watching so much election coverage and get your ass in bed to take care of business....
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:13:46 PM EDT


Try one of these... They get anything clean.
~Dg84
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:14:26 PM EDT
Windex makes an ammonia free cleaner, works great for me.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:15:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:
From their website:



Q: On what surfaces can I use Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes?

A: Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes can be used to clean and dust surfaces, without streaks or smeary residue. Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes can be used on sealed wood, glass, and metal surfaces, as well as electronics.


Sounds like its harmless. I would give the manufacturer a call and ask for advice.


LCD screens are a totally different animal.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:15:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By evo462:
Windex makes an ammonia free cleaner, works great for me.


I use eyeglass cleaner.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:16:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By doorgunner84:
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Try one of these... They get anything clean.
~Dg84


If that doesn't work, try this.

Don't get the low odor stuff though, and be sure to use it in an enclosed space with poor ventilation.



Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:16:05 PM EDT
alcohol, soft towel.

No paper towels!
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:16:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:
From their website:



Q: On what surfaces can I use Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes?

A: Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes can be used to clean and dust surfaces, without streaks or smeary residue. Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes can be used on sealed wood, glass, and metal surfaces, as well as electronics.


Sounds like its harmless. I would give the manufacturer a call and ask for advice.


LCD screens are a totally different animal.


LCD screens have a sheet of totally ordinary plastic in front of them.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:17:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AJTurner1234:

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:
What's wrong with your wife?


When I confronted her about it she acted like it's no big deal and now is angry at me for being pissed!










1) new wife

2) New TV
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:18:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2008 12:19:55 PM EDT by msprooch]

Originally Posted By RuinII:
How about LCD screen cleaner... ?


Don't waste ur money, just us a mirco fiber cloth and water.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:19:05 PM EDT
Rubbing alcohol did not work!!!
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:19:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:
From their website:



Q: On what surfaces can I use Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes?

A: Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes can be used to clean and dust surfaces, without streaks or smeary residue. Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes can be used on sealed wood, glass, and metal surfaces, as well as electronics.


Sounds like its harmless. I would give the manufacturer a call and ask for advice.


He doesn’t need to call the manufacture of the LDC, the LCDs manuals tell you not to use stuff like pledge to clean the screens.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:19:25 PM EDT
Question for the OP:  Which is more valuable to you, your TV or your wife?

Because if you make a big deal about this you're probably going to end up with neither.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:19:59 PM EDT
Boy, and I thought my wife putting cast-iron skillets in the dishwasher was an eject-worthy offense...

Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:19:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:
From their website:



Q: On what surfaces can I use Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes?

A: Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes can be used to clean and dust surfaces, without streaks or smeary residue. Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes can be used on sealed wood, glass, and metal surfaces, as well as electronics.


Sounds like its harmless. I would give the manufacturer a call and ask for advice.


LCD screens are a totally different animal.


LCD screens have a sheet of totally ordinary plastic in front of them.


Some do, many don't.
I have a Samsung A550 I believe and it doesn't have any plastic in front of it.  That's why I got it because it has a lot less glare.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:20:37 PM EDT
I would say a trip to the wood shed is in order.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:20:47 PM EDT
Just get out your orbital car polisher or belt sander and take it to the screen. Make sure you push extra hard. That should clear it right up.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:20:50 PM EDT
All LCD screen cleaner is is Isopropyl  alcohol and water....don't know the proportion though so you may want to look that up.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:21:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:
From their website:



Q: On what surfaces can I use Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes?

A: Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes can be used to clean and dust surfaces, without streaks or smeary residue. Pledge® Multi Surface Spray and Wipes can be used on sealed wood, glass, and metal surfaces, as well as electronics.


Sounds like its harmless. I would give the manufacturer a call and ask for advice.


LCD screens are a totally different animal.


LCD screens have a sheet of totally ordinary plastic in front of them.


It is a piece of plastic that can easily be damaged by an oil based cleaner like Pledge.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:21:20 PM EDT
Cry. I would.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:22:30 PM EDT
I've seen Eye Glass places use Goo Gone to clean high dollar prescription glasses.  I would think using your shirt just swirls around the oil from your fingers.  Anyway ...

Goo Gone might remove the grease and not scratch the glass/plasitic/LCD surface

Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:23:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2008 12:25:57 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By AJTurner1234:
Rubbing alcohol did not work!!!


STOP

No alcohol, no ammonia, no solvents of any kind you will do more damage.

The screen may already be ruined and you ain’t helping.

Just MILD dish soap and distilled little water.

Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:23:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:24:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:

Originally Posted By evo462:
Windex makes an ammonia free cleaner, works great for me.


I use eyeglass cleaner.
+1 Its like $3 a bottle at walmart in the vision dept. It kicks ass on my dell LCD tv/pc monitor.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:25:31 PM EDT
Micro Fiber Cloth damp with water.

They make cleaner specifically for LCD screens, they have it at Best Buy.  This says "Alcohol Free", not sure if I would use alcohol.  

Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:25:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AJTurner1234:
Rubbing alcohol did not work!!!


If it turns out to truly be damaged, plastic polish maybe offer some hope. But it may fuck it up more. I have never heard of anyone using it on an LCD, but I am sure that someone has tried.

Look into it.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:25:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2008 12:29:44 PM EDT by CnA]
First off, get rid of all Pledge products and never, never use it on wood.  Use Murphys Oil soap or lemon oil to clean wood and follow with a good wax such as Johnsons Paste wax or Brie wax.

Try using laundry soap and warm water to cut through the silicone that Pledge uses. Laundry soap will not hurt the LCD's plastic screen.

Here are the main ingredients of Pledge from a MSDS;

Proprietary: NO
Ingredient: ISOPARAFFINIC HYDROCARBON SOLVENT
Ingredient Sequence Number: 01
Percent: 10-20
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: PY8240000
CAS Number: 64475-85-0
OSHA PEL: NOT ESTABLISHED
ACGIH TLV: NOT ESTABLISHED
Other Recommended Limit: EXXON: 300 PPM
-------------------------------------
Proprietary: NO
Ingredient: SILICONE
Ingredient Sequence Number: 02
Percent: 1-5
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 1002193SI
CAS Number: 63148-62-9
OSHA PEL: NOT ESTABLISHED
ACGIH TLV: NOT ESTABLISHED
Other Recommended Limit: NONE SPECIFIED
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:27:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2008 12:51:28 PM EDT by AJTurner1234]
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Originally Posted By GarandM1:
Question for the OP:  Which is more valuable to you, your TV or your wife?

Because if you make a big deal about this you're probably going to end up with neither.


Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:28:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AJTurner1234:
Rubbing alcohol did not work!!!


Thats because rubbing alcohol won't cut through silicone.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:28:33 PM EDT
Sounds like a free ticket to go buy a new TV.

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:28:58 PM EDT
She's grounded till further notice.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 12:29:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AJTurner1234:

Originally Posted By GarandM1:
Question for the OP:  Which is more valuable to you, your TV or your wife?

Because if you make a big deal about this you're probably going to end up with neither.


DUH!!! The TV!




Enjoy your divorce.  I guarantee you she ain't gonna forget this, especially if you told her the TV was more important.
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