I let the Sprint salesman put a screen protector on when I bought by Epic. After seeing how well the Gorilla Glass® held up, I took it off.
While I have no scratches, I have a strange greasy spot over the "back" button which won't go away, even with an good alcohol scrub.
What can I use to do a thorough clean of the screen?
Last edited by jallen3.14; 01-12-2011 at 11:54 PM. Reason: ETA: Where's Froyo for the Epic?!?
- 01-13-2011, 06:29 AM #2
- 01-13-2011, 07:25 AM #3Robots Will Kill
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Be careful using alcohol or any house hold cleaners like Windex. Its not the same type of glass as the windows in your house. The screen has a special coating that will wear away eventually from using that stuff. Use a microfiber cloth and if you have to a little water to dampen the cloth. If you look online they make cleaning products for android screens. I never tried them so I'm not sure how well they work.
- 01-13-2011, 08:56 AM #4
On a more serious note, how long, after taking the screen protector off, did it take for this "grease spot" to appear?
I still have a screen protector on mine. You just never know! I'd rather have the screen protector scratched or stained than to have anything happen to my gorgeous screen!
Case in point, I caught a live mouse in the house a few weeks ago and it bit me on my thumb. My girlfriend put Neosporin and this special type bandage on it that had some wonky adhesive. The bandage stayed up there really good though! Anyways, some of the adhesive got all on my screen protector and was a PITA to get off! But it was on the screen protector, not the actual screen.
If you do get the spot off your phone, I'd suggest getting a really high quality screen protector and have it professionally put on, so there are no bubbles. You'll barely notice the difference if it's done correctly.
- 01-13-2011, 09:02 AM #5
- 01-13-2011, 09:11 AM #6
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- 01-13-2011, 10:58 AM #7
The screen protector the Sprint store installed only covered the display area. The areas above and below showed no scratches whatsoever, so I just took the thing off. The screen looks amazingly better without it.
The greasy spots were building up long before I removed the protector - it's primarily on the "back" key which gets used the most.
And, I don't eat fried chicken around the phone. Not more than once or twice a week anyway. Maybe 3 times. That new Church's deal is too good to pass up!
I've got an email in to Corning asking for their advice on cleaning.
- 01-15-2011, 12:22 AM #9
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