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post #1 of 15 Old May 31st, 2010, 8:23 am Thread Starter
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Cleaning the screen of the 2820

I'm starting to get finger smudges all of the screen and wondered what others have used to get it clean before I get it all seriously messed up?

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Re: Cleaning the screen of the 2820

I am curious also! Hopefully someone chimes in with a good solution.

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Re: Cleaning the screen of the 2820

I use the eyeglass cleaner available at Wally World Optical on my 2720, windshield (after soaking with a wet towel), glasses, etc.

Always use a micro fiber cloth to polish and dry. A paper towel will scratch most plastic.polymer surfaces.

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Re: Cleaning the screen of the 2820

use mild soap solution. avoid chemicals that can harm plastics. I've also used the wally world spray for plastic lenses.

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Re: Cleaning the screen of the 2820

As a last resort, I went to the Garmin web site and looked up the 2820. They say to use isopropyl alcohol and it works... I put a little on a microfiber towel and it quickly removed all fingerprints. They also suggested eyeglass cleaner. I had the alcohol handy and quickly cleaned the screen.

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Try this product. www.waveaway.com It works great.
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All I've ever used is a micro fiber cloth. One thing about micro fiber cloths if you wash and dry them, do not use a dryer fabric softener with them. It will put a finish on them that will keep them from absorbing water like the should and will also put a film on what ever your're trying to clean, including your glasses and sunglasses.

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I use the same spray solution that I clean my portable computer screen, wiped off with a micro fibre cloth.

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Only $14.00 for a 2.7 oz spray bottle and mini microfiber cloth.
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One bottle is good for cleaning large GPS/Fishfinders 500 times. The 2820 is less than half that size. One bottle should then clean 1000 2820's. Lets see $14.00/1000 cleanings = 1.4 cents per cleaning. It's worth it if it works, and it works.
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One bottle is good for cleaning large GPS/Fishfinders 500 times. The 2820 is less than half that size. One bottle should then clean 1000 2820's. Lets see $14.00/1000 cleanings = 1.4 cents per cleaning. It's worth it if it works, and it works.
But the wally world stuff is free refills if you bring the bottle in.

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But the wally world stuff is free refills if you bring the bottle in.
No problem. You keep using the free stuff made for glasses and I'll use the stuff that costs 1.4 cents made for a GPS screen. What a great country we live in that we can still have a choice. For now anyway. By the way, what does the free stuff do the the coating film that Garmin puts on their screens? Just wondering.
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By the way, what does the free stuff do the the coating film that Garmin puts on their screens? Just wondering.
Probably the same thing that some Plexus or whatever it was did to mine (2620) after giving it quick wipe to get some dust off after I'd done my windshield.
Haven't been able to find the thread about whether it can be repaired.... (or just removed?)

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Re: Cleaning the screen of the 2820

I can't help but wonder what's getting all over your screens that good ol' water can't get off??? I run mine under the kitchen sink spigot, dry it off with a soft cloth and it's like brand new.
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Re: Cleaning the screen of the 2820

A slightly damp (not dripping) cloth with some mild dish detergent works great. Agitate slightly with damp cloth, then dry with another soft cloth.

I've also used those handy little pre-packaged wipes for cleaning computer screens...and they work good too. You've probably seen them before...they're about the size of those lemon scented handwipes you get at the local BBQ joint...for cleaning sticky rib sauce from your "sausages".

Cost wise....I'd just use a the damp cloth with mild soap.

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