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      05-02-2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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Aaaarrgggg! Screen needs cleaning

Ok, so there was this screen scratched thread (that was closed due to BS) and of course I started to notice my screen even more closely. So just yesterday, I noticed 2 tiny specs on my screen, which I think are 2 tiny droplets of saliva that may have shot out of my mouth during an exciting conference call taken from the car.

So there you have it, the screen needs to be cleaned! And now I am scared, I knew this day would come. I am going to clean it with a LCD wipe and report back. Wish me luck!

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      05-02-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Good luck!!
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      05-02-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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Good luck.

I read the other thread you talk about and personally don't have anything stuck on the nav screen (yet..) but I also read on another forum a guy even had fountain pen ink marks from a previous owner that wouldn't come off. Eventually he got the advice to use alcohol & it worked..

The coating on the panels is delicate to mechanical pressure/aggressive cleaning but the right tool/substance for the right job is the best option.

Even Micro fiber cloth should not be used like scotch-brite on an old rice pot ;-)
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      05-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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i bought zeiss lens cleaners for idrive screen and wood trim... Havent used them yet... I had scrathes on the trim when i took the dleivery in welt... so i am assuming it will be very hard to kepp them away...
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      05-02-2012, 02:21 PM   #5
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I have been using this stuff for all the plastic screens in my car, works great and more importantly, will not damage the screen.

http://xcln.com/
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steady hand pressure.

Think as you are the surgeon doing brain surgery.

Do NOT go back & forth with the wipe. The key is to do ONE steady wipe.

GL. You will need it.
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First remove all the dust particles using compressed air can OR a duster. Tiny dust particles will scratch and hurt like a B**ch!.
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      05-02-2012, 06:04 PM   #8
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I use "Klear Screen iKlear Complete Cleaning Kit"...Works great with my apple products and the car's screen...
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      05-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #9
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The screen is not meant to be touched
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      05-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #10
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I wish I read up on the screen before I went at it, now I have fine scratch on them if the sun light hits it on a good angle...bmw should've used glass instead of whatever it is that they used. Now I do only 1 swipe with micro fiber and screen cleaners for PC monitors, since its anti-static I also have gotten less dust to settle on the screen.
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There's nothing to worry about. You can clean your screen on your own.
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      05-07-2012, 01:26 PM   #12
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Scratched Screen Thread "Closed Due to BS"

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Ok, so there was this screen scratched thread (that was closed due to BS) and of course I started to notice my screen even more closely. So just yesterday, I noticed 2 tiny specs on my screen, which I think are 2 tiny droplets of saliva that may have shot out of my mouth during an exciting conference call taken from the car.

So there you have it, the screen needs to be cleaned! And now I am scared, I knew this day would come. I am going to clean it with a LCD wipe and report back. Wish me luck!
I started that thread... and it "was closed due to BS" which was started when childish, useless comments were posted by.. (well just let's say the abbreviation for his screen name is C.F. which is meant to describe a certain inauthentic Asian cuisine) and I attempted to defend my post. Since I see that C.F has posted a similar useless comment on this thread, it's clear that in this Forum, the receivers of BS are censored rather than the perpetrators of it. That being said, I'm calling BMW NA right now about this issue. The screen is TOO F@#KING DELICATE...PERIOD.
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      10-15-2012, 08:38 PM   #13
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Gauge Cluster Scratch

Hi, I am new to the forum but wanted to ask a quick question. I am looking at buying a 2013 550xi from the dealer that was driven by the owner for about 3500 miles. As I was about to purchase the car I noticed that the speedo and Tach cluster has a scratch on the lower part of the cluster. The dealer gave me $400 credit but does anyone have any idea if this can be buffed out with anything? Would hate to buy the car and find out that there is nothing I can do. Any help would be great. Thanks
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      10-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #14
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For $400 credit, I can overlook that.

Better yet, use a $100 bill cover the affected area ...
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