07-22-2017 01:37 AM
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  1. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I cannot stand the stickers that are placed on these phones. I remember the QR code on the back and the Qualcomm sticker from the top. They left glue behind so I used some 91% isopropyl alcohol to wipe the residue away. I usually use 70% but only had 91% on hand. Can this damage the phone in any way?
    05-10-2017 06:21 AM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    Possibly dissolve the oelophobic coating on the screen... I never had issues with the stuff.
    05-10-2017 06:24 AM
  3. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I used it on the back glass and top near the sim stray. I MAY have wiped the very top of the screen but minimally. So other than the oleophobic coating it can't damage the back or aluminum? I wouldn't think it could.
    05-10-2017 06:32 AM
  4. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    So you've used alcohol safely before?
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    05-10-2017 07:25 AM
  5. afh3's Avatar
    So you've used alcohol safely before?
    There are just so very many ways to answer this...
    jjinal, chazglenn3, smvim and 3 others like this.
    05-10-2017 07:45 AM
  6. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Yeah I was wondering what kind of responses I'd get.
    05-10-2017 08:43 AM
  7. Stephen33's Avatar
    I use the $5 box of lens wipes from walmart once a day to clean both the front and back of mine. It doesn't note anywhere on the packaging how much alcohol is present, and I haven't noticed any repercussions at all. I have the black model, so it's a beautiful damn phone until I fingerprint the hell outta the back again xD
    05-10-2017 09:35 AM
  8. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I didn't have alcohol readily available at first and tried purell. Applied a dab to a paper towel (to clean the aluminum) and it sorta worked. But kinda just smeared the glue. Them I went and found some alcohol to finish the job.
    05-10-2017 11:32 AM
  9. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I see no immediate issues with the device. My concern is long term damage to the body or screen.
    05-10-2017 04:05 PM
  10. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I just rubbed it off
    05-10-2017 04:12 PM
  11. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I just rubbed it off
    ??
    05-10-2017 04:47 PM
  12. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    ??
    With my finger, it eventually came off
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-10-2017 04:49 PM
  13. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Using 91% isopropyl alcohol on S8-south-park-s14e11c05-god-bless-you-captain-hindsight-16x9.jpg

    Thanks captain hind sight
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    05-11-2017 03:00 AM
  14. -Myk-'s Avatar
    Goo Gone
    05-11-2017 10:05 AM
  15. dejanh's Avatar
    We've used alcohol at that concentration many times to clean my devices. I have never noticed issues.
    05-11-2017 10:46 AM
  16. LeoRex's Avatar
    Well, the alcohol isn't going to do squat to the glass... what you should be more concerned about is the oleophobic coating they put on the glass. The alcohol can and probably will do a number on that coating, especially if you clean it regularly.

    But the glass and metal frame? nah...
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-11-2017 02:55 PM
  17. amyf27's Avatar
    I use electronic wipes that say they're good for phones. They work pretty well
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-12-2017 08:02 PM
  18. Tim1954's Avatar
    Those alco wipes health care workers use to prep you for injection is what I use. Bring them home from work (I'm a critical care nurse). Never had any issue.
    Being in that business I'm not fond of germs... :-)
    05-12-2017 09:48 PM
  19. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I cannot stand the stickers that are placed on these phones. I remember the QR code on the back and the Qualcomm sticker from the top. They left glue behind so I used some 91% isopropyl alcohol to wipe the residue away. I usually use 70% but only had 91% on hand. Can this damage the phone in any way?
    Do not use alcohol to clean your device. It'll damage the coating or paint on the outside. Just use water. Try using alcohol on your car interior or exterior and watch the paint fade away.
    05-13-2017 01:09 AM
  20. Whiskey619's Avatar
    Just wash it in the sink, with some dish soap.
    05-14-2017 11:13 PM
  21. dejanh's Avatar
    Do not use alcohol to clean your device. It'll damage the coating or paint on the outside. Just use water. Try using alcohol on your car interior or exterior and watch the paint fade away.
    I think you're thinking acetone, not isopropyl alcohol.
    05-14-2017 11:31 PM
  22. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I've not considered using solutions like this.

    A microfibre cloth does the job just fine.
    05-15-2017 01:29 AM
  23. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    How about 70%
    07-21-2017 12:48 PM
  24. ihearlivepplz's Avatar
    I just used water..............
    07-21-2017 05:20 PM
  25. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Windex-front or back.
    07-21-2017 05:44 PM
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