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Hi all,

What do you use to clean a 2140 screen (with screen protector fitted)?  I just picked my brand spanking new 2140's so would like to know. rgds
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I use Joe's Hand Cleaner.  Not sure if it's available down under, but that's all I use to clean my hands, meter, etc.  Some hand cleaners really stink, or are slimy, or gritty.  But Joe's smells good, works better than anything I've ever used, and is gentle on my hands.  I never noticed it "dulling" the surface of my screen protectors when I had them.  I've not bought any more of them, and currently I use a heavy, clear tape on my screen, from the Gorilla family of products.  It's 3" wide, so leaves 2 lines across the screen, but it's cheap and nearly indestructible, so a good trade off.

Whatever you use, it has to completely dissolve grease without leaving residue.

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Hi Rusty,

I'll do a google search.  I haven't heard of it here. But you never know what you find on eBay.  rgds
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If you tend to get extra dirty/greasy, I would look for a degreaser.

My 2140 is constantly bombarded with cured rubber dust, carbon black, grease of various consistencies, oils of various viscosities, dozens of different powdered chemicals floating in the air and general dirt. At least I don't have to worry about other people trying to steal it. I use a degreaser called Sledge Hammer (regional to the Ohio area I believe) but have also used CRC and plain old Goop hand cleaner (without abrasives). My 2140 isn't mint but you can clearly read the screen and the buttons and my hands don't get black just from picking it up after a good cleaning.

If you have a cleaner environment, don't know why a bottle of Windex wouldn't work just as well.
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Joe's Hand Cleaner 105 Hand Cleaner, 14oz

From <https://www.amazon.com/Joes-Hand-Cleaner-105-14oz/dp/B004HMRRSA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1522686907&sr=8-4&keywords=joes+hand+cleaner>


Handy container to wear around your next during vibration surveys!

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I've not bought any more of them, and currently I use a heavy, clear tape on my screen, from the Gorilla family of products.  It's 3" wide, so leaves 2 lines across the screen, but it's cheap and nearly indestructible, so a good trade off.


I'm not familiar with the CSI products but I would hesitate using Gorilla tape on the screen.  Most of the devices using screens use an "oleophobic" coating, meaning a material that has an affinity to shed oil, such as fingerprint spots on an iPad screen, smartphones, etc.  Most of these devices use Gorilla glass, a product of Corning Glass, which by the way is totally unrelated to the Gorilla adhesive line of products.  To use Gorilla tape would likely remove the oleophobic coating when you remove the tape.

You can tell if you have an oleophobic coating, at least one in good condition; put a drop of water on the screen and see if it beads up.  If it doesn't your screen has lost is oil repellency.


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I always used the towelettes you find everywhere for your safety glasses and computer screens.
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Joe’s is also available at O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. It is soooo much better than Goop. Best hand cleaner I’ve ever used. No abrasives, works best without water, smells good, moisturizes your skin, removes absolutely anything. When I need to clean ball mill pinion gear teeth when doing an alignment, I smear on some Joes, wait a couple minutes, and the wirebrush it off. Amazing stuff.
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