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

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  1. guidot

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    Really?

    Well I guess I now know you are the authority on Gorilla Glass.

    AFAIK when Motorola says not to use any alcohol based cleaners I don't do it.

    Also, if you have ever owned any LCD or Plasma screen, you know not to use Windex on the screen. I've seen what it does, so I won't use it on ANY LCD screen no matter what you say.

    I would rather prepare someone for the worst than tell them it will all be fine and it ends up that its not.

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    While I don't think that a little Windex once in a while is going to cause serious harm to the screen, I wonder why people want to take a risk with any liquid on their phone? A simple clean dry microfiber cloth does a fantastic job of cleaning my OG Droid screen and has for the past 18 months. No need for any liquid of any kind.
     
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    I've had my DX since launch date and have been using windex sprayed on a cloth for the last 8 months to clean off my phone. Absolutly nothing whatsoever has happened to the glass or the rest of the phone for that matter. My DX runs great!!! If nothing has happened in 8 months I'm sure nothing will happen by the time I hit 20 months and get a new phone. Don't let people freak you out, again it's done nothing to my phone except clean it up.
     
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    With that said, I would never spray it on the phone, just a tiny bit sprayed on a micocloth, this way no liquid gets in your phone.
     
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    really? u are lying to them. by using it one time theres nothing to prepare for the worst. ive been using it alcohol pads on every phone ive had nothings ever happened.
     
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    Whenever mine gets dirty I just get a slightly damped cloth and wipe away the grease. Since I have an Otterbox I get to clean both the screen and the built in screen protector.
     
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    I'm lying now?

    Ok. Well go spray some Windex on your LCD TV.

    You should be more helpful then, since you know everything.

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    The screen surface on an LCD TV and this phone with Gorilla glass are two very different things. I only use Monster cleaner made for LCD tv's on a TV. This phone however uses gorilla glass and I've used windex on it for the last 8 months and it's perfectly fine.

    The two really have nothing to do with one another.
     
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    Like stated above, yes the cleaner is harmful to an LCD screen, but the LCD in the TB (or any phone) is protected by, well in the case of the Tb, gorilla glass....and is perfectly fine to wipe with a mild cleaner.

    I have always used Windex, daily, on every cell phone Ive ever had without any issues at all, from months to over a year....if it isnt damaged by then, well, Im not worried.

    PS- Yes the manufacturer says no (as with any manufacturer that will tell you to be overly cautious of their product), so use at your own discretion...Im simply stating my own experience.
     
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    My OG Droid is still scratch-less (now my fathers) and my Droid x is scratch-less, with no screen protectors, ever. Nothing to worry about with Gorilla glass. My DX has face-planted from hip height at least 10 times with not a scratch or crack. My props to Gorilla glass AND Motorola for well built phones.

    edit: I just use my t-shirt 98% of the time and the other 2%, I stick my finger in water and rub all of the grease then wipe off with my shirt. But most of the time my pocket will take care of finger smudges by the time I go to use it again.
     
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