View Full Version : Pre-Brando Cleaning
01-18-2003, 07:47 PM
Hi - just received my Brando screen protector today (just 7 days from Hong Kong after placing the order).
Please recommend the best way to super-clean the screen before applying the protector. My screen isn't bad - only a few weeks out of the box - but I'd like to get it as clean as possible. What should I use and what should I avoid?
01-18-2003, 08:04 PM
Windex and a lint free cloth... That's what I do. Any other suggestions?
01-18-2003, 08:08 PM
3M or Vileda polish cloth - no liquid needed
01-18-2003, 09:18 PM
A soft lint free cloth, and then a can of compressed air to blow off any excess lint.
01-18-2003, 09:27 PM
I use a little hot air (I have to borrow that from my husband) ;) , lens paper and canned air.
Here are some instructions I saved about cleaning/replacing the brando from another cliesource member (madkins007 I think):
1. Stick a couple inches of tape near a corner and use to remove the Brando, and to handle it with from this point on.
2. Wash hands well to remove oils. Use liquid soap to make a lot of suds and 'scrub' the protector between my hands.
3. Holding the tape, rinse well in warm water.
4. Lay tape/plain side down on a paper towel and use compressed air to blow off standing water on the other side.
5. Set a big clean bowl or something over it to keep dust off while I clean the screen well and let the protector air dry.
6. With the screen clean and dry (using a few puffs of compressed air for that task as well) it is time to install the protector. Get a tape dispenser handy!
7. Holding the protector by the tape 'handle', gently flex it and lay the short end opposite the tape against the edge of the screen and start laying it down.
8. Lift it back up if it is mis-aligned, dust shows up, or too many air bubbles form. If some water pools under it, though, don't worry about it!
9. If dust or air bubbles occur, lift it back up as little as possible to correct. Lift off dust with some more tape. Remove air bubbles by laying it back slowly and rubbing the screen firmly to push the bubbles out.
Sometimes, air bubbles are the result of the proector being too wet. Remove and let dry some more.
10. When in place, 'burnish' and get rid of the last few air bubbles by rubbing it with a credit card, rounded pen cap, etc. to get good adhesion and push out the last of the bubbles.
01-18-2003, 09:38 PM
Wow...all that to put on a screen protector. Now that's the kind of guy I want putting together my next Clié. Attention to detail.
01-18-2003, 09:49 PM
Yes, it is very detailed which is why I saved it. I can vouch for the procedure because I used it when I moved my Brando from my 615 to my 665. Worked like a charm! It would have been nice though if he had told me when to breathe during that procedure. I was kinda blue by the time I was through. ;)
01-18-2003, 10:10 PM
I recommend 120 Grit Sandpaper
01-18-2003, 10:13 PM
"Now that's the kind of guy I want putting together my next Clié. Attention to detail."
Anyone else notive the irony in this statement?
01-19-2003, 12:17 AM
Originally posted by Nemius
[BAnyone else notive the irony in this statement? [/B]
It wasn't meant to sound ironic Nemius. I was just saying that if this person would take the time to meticulously place a screen protector on his Clié with such "attention to detail", then I would want someone with his "nit-pickiness" to assemble my device. Someone like that would insure that every little detail was perfect (i.e. no dead pixels, no crooked cameras, or angled hinges...to name a few complaints from NR, NX owners). It's kinda sad to think how much we spend on our devices and we know they're just slapped together on an assembly line with no real pride in workmanship. That's all I was saying.
01-19-2003, 02:17 PM
TSTARKY's post started - "I use a little hot air (I have to borrow that from my husband)",implying she is a female of the womanly persuasion.
Your post "Now that's the kind of guy I want putting together my next Clié. Attention to detail."
Guy implies a male. I chuckled at the irony of a generic masculine term referring to a female followed by the phase "attention to detail".
I hope there's no offense given.
Thanks for keeping the skies safe.
01-19-2003, 03:06 PM
Oh, I see now. Yeah, TStarky posted that, but she also said that she got that info from Madkins007, who is a guy. Just a little mix up that's all. No offense taken. I just didn't see where the irony was. It's all good.
01-19-2003, 05:05 PM
I guess my ideas just don't catch on. PLEXUS!!! It's a plastic polisher, protectant, and cleaner! I don't even need a screen protector because of it! It's so sweet, and the stylus glides like butter. I just spray on a lens sensetive cloth and buff in. And it shines beautifully. You can find it at auto parts stores on the net, go to pricegrabber or somethin. It's like $8 for a 7oz can! As long as you spray every other day or every three days, your screen shouldn't scratch as long as your don't write too hard!
01-19-2003, 05:41 PM
I remember reading your post earlier, I'm just twitchy using a product I don't know about - I have visions of the silkscreen dissolving after a year of using Plexus.
How long have you been using it?
How did you learn about it?
Has anyone else tried this protectant yet?
Sorry, but PDA's are just getting to costly to try something I've only heard one person endorse and screen protectors, while low-tech are very effective...
Here is a link describing the product, Plexus.
01-19-2003, 06:02 PM
i learned about it long ago when i had an ipaq. This guy on Brighthands ipaq board posted about it. So i tried it, cause it's meant for plastics. It even has a recommended use on LCD screens on laptops. I've been using it for the the month i've had my nx70v so far, and before that my m130, and before that my ipaq 3635, never any problems. The stuff is amazing, you can choose to find out for yourself or shrug it off. It's your call. But i'm using and loving the fact that i don't have to decrease the vibrance of my clie w/ a screen protector.
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