I used Windex on my Droid...is that okay??

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  1. cutiedroid

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    I bought a product online called WIRELESS WIPES. It's in one of those re-closable envelopes with barely damp little tissues to wipe off cell phones, laptops, PDAS, pagers, etc., supposedly protecting against bacteria and is safe for LCD, metal, plastic, and glass with no blotting or streaking.

    THINK CLEAN. PROTECT YOURSELF WITH WIRELESS WIPES!

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    windex is harmless on the phone. i hit a paper towel with 4 or 5 sprays of windex, then i clean my d2g with it. have been doing that for the past 4 months about once a week. haven't noticed any degradation of the screen, nor have i seen any discoloration or degradation on any other part of the device.

    just make sure you're using the regular blue windex or the clear one. any other variants with concentrations of other stuff in it may not be good for the phone.
     
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    I clean my bare screen with 95% isopropyl alcohol that we use at work. Had my X for almost 9 months. Weekly cleanings....no issues.
    Don't worry about a little windex.
     
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    I clean mine with straight moonshine. Never had an issue.
     
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    And probably wouldnt care if yeah did ;)
     
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    haha very true.

    Disclaimer: I do not endorse or promote the use of moonshine. :)
     
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    Wow...I clean my DX with whatever happens to be handy at the moment...usually, my t-shirt...:icon_eek:

    I have an OtterBox screen protector that came with the OtterBox Commuter case I won from here on DF applied...smudges, dust and sweat are about the only things I have to deal with...and the t-shirt takes care of all 3...:)
     
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    I use alcohol wipes to clean mine. It evaporates before it can damage the phone. Same with Windex.
     
  9. ddalgi

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    THANK YOU GUYS!! I was seriously freaking out that I ruined my phone for the long run before I even started using it!! T_T omg That was a huge scare for me because it's my first time having such an expensive and advanced phone!! I'll try to enjoy the phone...so far I've been enjoying it but it's kinda weird because I feel like it's not really mine...I haven't really untapped its "full potential" 'cause I'm afraid I'm gonna overload it haha. Thanks again everyone :)
     
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    Lol yeah you really don't need to worry... my girlfriend cleans her phone every time she gets off work with some cleaning wipe and she hasn't had a problem... only time she had a problem was when she ran out of the wipes and used a wash cloth with water and soap or something like that lol(I did a face palm when she told me)... ended up messing up her bottom buttons on her DX took it to verizon and told them what happened and they were more than happy to replace it for her... Love the guys at my local verizon store.. :) they have two android techs that will talk to me about rooting and roms and stuff lol its awesome..
     
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    LCD screens, like on your computer monitor, are different. You should never spray anything ON them but on the cleaning cloth first (drips of liquid that get through the bezel are not good for things plugged into the AC). Even then you should be careful and gentle and not use anything stronger than water or a cleaning solution specifically made for that situation (same is true of your TV screens.)

    Gorilla glass is pretty tough stuff and you can probably clean it with something much stronger than Windex or alcohol and it will be just fine. The plastic of the phone body itself is another thing. No telling what might dissolve that before it's too late. However, I use the Bausch & Lomb Sight Savers wipes on my phone all the time and no problems so far. They are just alcohol based wipes.
     
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    some screens that have a treatment/coating on them should only be cleaned with moist cloth (water). such as is done with lenses for cameras. i have a television that i use only a moist cloth on the glass because of this coating. but for most other glass such as my laptop (the screen is glass) and phones, using windex should not be an issue.
     
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