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Old 04-29-2012, 11:25 PM
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Cleaning IDrive Screen

I was thinking about using Brillo to get a nice deep scrub into the dirt...

All kidding aside, I had a lot of dust on my old one and used my fingers to push the dust aside. Unfortunately, the dust mustve been abrasive enough to put tiny hairline scratches on the screen. Trying to avoid that again, I'm afraid to use any thing to wipe it with as it might scratch. Even a non-abrasive microfiber towel because I'm afraid that wiping the dust across the screen will scratch it.

What do you guys use? I was thinking about getting one of those compressed air can dusters that they make for keyboards.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:51 PM
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I've been using a dry microfiber cloth and very gently pulling it across the screen with almost zero pressure. I haven't noticed any imperfections whatsoever on mine. I have noticed some dust in the corners. I use a small portion of the rag to gingerly remove a lot of it, but some has stayed behind. I've used the keyboard air cleaners on my steering wheel, iDrive controller, air vents, dash controls, and window button areas, and it works really well in the tight spaces. I'm probably going to try this on the corners of the screen to get rid of that dust. I'll probably hold the nozzle tube as far away as possible to make sure I don't overdo it inches from the screen. It shouldn't take much to knock the dust off as long as you don't let it build up.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:28 AM
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I used LCD tv computer screen wipes and a microfiber towel. Doing everything gently of course.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:41 AM
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Thanks for the input guys. Im gonna try the air cans to see how that works out and then the LCD wipes and microfiber towel if there is still dust.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:21 AM
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What do you guys use? I was thinking about getting one of those compressed air can dusters that they make for keyboards.
Nothing beats a really soft vent brush. No pressure whatsoever. I keep one in the centre console.

http://www.pinnaclewax.com/autoventbrush.html

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Nothing beats a really soft vent brush. No pressure whatsoever. I keep one in the centre console.

http://www.pinnaclewax.com/autoventbrush.html

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And it doesn't scratch? Anything with "bristles" scares me on the screen.
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I've been using a dry microfiber cloth and very gently pulling it across the screen with almost zero pressure. I haven't noticed any imperfections whatsoever on mine. I have noticed some dust in the corners. I use a small portion of the rag to gingerly remove a lot of it, but some has stayed behind. I've used the keyboard air cleaners on my steering wheel, iDrive controller, air vents, dash controls, and window button areas, and it works really well in the tight spaces. I'm probably going to try this on the corners of the screen to get rid of that dust. I'll probably hold the nozzle tube as far away as possible to make sure I don't overdo it inches from the screen. It shouldn't take much to knock the dust off as long as you don't let it build up.
Ladies, allow me:
I use a little individual lens cleaning
wipe. In fact I use after I clean my sun G's. I wipe like a man taking very masculine strokes.
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Ladies, allow me:
I use a little individual lens cleaning
wipe. In fact I use after I clean my sun G's. I wipe like a man taking very masculine strokes.
Yes, but we're talking about the iDrive screen.

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Yes, but we're talking about the iDrive screen.

Ha.
Oh, we'll, in that case I've got nothing to add.
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I've got nothing to add.
This is a first
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This is a first
Haha!
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