1. ShlomoX's Avatar
    So about a week or two ago I'm outside and look down at my phone and it has a dab of some sticky stuff on the screen it looks and feels like tree sap but I don't know it could have been anything. I didn't use the phone till I had a chance to clean it and used water and light dish soap. It seemed fine after that but over the last day or two I'm noticing a lot of smudging on the screen and it seems to be kind of localized, like in the area where that sticky stuff got on it in the first place yet larger than the original dab that probably got spread out when I first cleaned it.

    I clean the screen again with water and dish soap and it looks fine but after touching the screen for a while that same spot is smudged up again. I think it's probably residue so any ideas how to get rid of it. Thanks.
    09-11-2014 08:07 PM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    i would try a microfiber cloth and lens cleaner from sunglass hut -

    Sunglass Hut PREMIUM CARE KIT Accessories | Sunglass Hut

    if that doesn't work - as a last resort i would put a little drop of rubbing alcohol on a soft tissue and gently dab the affected area to dissolve and remove the residue.

    proceed at your own risk. good luck.
  3. Gekko's Avatar
    i would try a microfiber cloth and lens cleaner from sunglass hut -

    Sunglass Hut PREMIUM CARE KIT Accessories | Sunglass Hut

    if that doesn't work - as a last resort i would put a little drop of rubbing alcohol on a soft tissue and gently dab the affected area to dissolve and remove the residue.

    proceed at your own risk. good luck.
    09-11-2014 09:47 PM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    Does it look like the same kind of smudge as it was at first? How long after you clean it with soap does it show up again?
    09-11-2014 09:51 PM
  5. ShlomoX's Avatar
    At first it was a dab of sticky stuff and I cleaned it and didn't think about it again until a couple of days ago I noticed the screen smudging...so today when I noticed the smudging was localized I put the smudging and tree sap or whatever it was together...after I cleaned the screen today it looked good and then I used it and when I looked for the smudging it was there
    09-11-2014 10:34 PM
  6. ProParkour's Avatar
    I use a q-tip soaked in isopropyl alcohol, clean the screen with that and then quickly dry it off with a microfiber or soft tissue. Makes it look like new

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    09-13-2014 11:24 AM
  7. PapaGary's Avatar
    I use Zeiss Lens Cleaning Wipes on all my screens, computers, tablet and phone.

    I think the "smudging" you are experiencing is "soap scum".
    09-13-2014 03:01 PM
  8. KWKSLVR's Avatar
    I use a q-tip soaked in isopropyl alcohol, clean the screen with that and then quickly dry it off with a microfiber or soft tissue. Makes it look like new

    Posted via the Android Central App
    +1 for this. A little goes a long way as well.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-13-2014 05:58 PM
  9. edgar's Avatar
    use vinegar
    09-14-2014 08:44 PM
  10. PapaGary's Avatar
    use vinegar
    Ewwww, that will make it smell like a pickle.
    09-14-2014 10:46 PM
  11. ProParkour's Avatar
    Ewwww, that will make it smell like a pickle.
    Some people love pickles, including me haha.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-15-2014 12:36 AM
  12. edgar's Avatar
    Ewwww, that will make it smell like a pickle.
    Vinegar kills odor dawg
    09-15-2014 01:21 PM
  13. PapaGary's Avatar
    Vinegar kills odor dawg
    Your phone smells like a dawg?
    09-15-2014 02:07 PM
  14. Gekko's Avatar
    Your phone smells like a dawg?
    dad humor? figure of speech, papa. that's how the kids talk today - they call each other "dog/dawg". but you probably knew that.
    09-15-2014 03:44 PM

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