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post #1 of 17 Old 10-08-2011, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Best way to polish Garmin 2610 Screen?

I have a 2610 streetpilot and the protective cover on the screen was getting scratched/marred up from me dragging my finger over it to move my maps around etc. Now in the light I have a haze on the screen which makes it difficult to see the maps.

So I decided to take the old protector off and put a new one on. But when I took it off it left marks/haze on the screen that interfere with the clarity (I think from it being on there for so long). So before I put the new screen protector on I wanted to "polish" the marks out. I tried using toothpaste with a polishing cloth but that didn't do anything.

Any suggestions...?
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post #3 of 17 Old 10-08-2011, 03:46 PM
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post #4 of 17 Old 10-08-2011, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Ya Doh is right.

I have an email into Garmin but I figured I could get a faster and better answer "off the grid" :mrgreen:

Garmin said 3 days to respond so I'm standing by....

But I want to use my GPS tomorrow so I went to the trusy forums!
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Pending Garmin's response, start with a damp cloth, then a damp cloth with dish soap. If not, a little vinegar, and so on and so on until you get to the hydrochloric acid...but you might wait that three days before getting there.

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I'd bet

If you have any Plexus or other windshield cleaner laying around, I'd give that a try. Noticed in Target today that they sell LCD cleaner for cameras. GPS, etc. which would probably do no harm, but might not do much good either. Plexus seems to be pretty good at removing gunk without harming plastic (use it on my auto headlights, taillights, etc. to good effect). Only concern would be if the Garmin has an anti-reflective coating, since Plexus tends to leave a shiny surface. If you happen to have any cleaner for your LCD TV screen around, that might work well too, since the coatings are probably similar.
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For very fine scratches, I use toothpaste.
Caveat: never tried it on a GPS screen. At The ones I have now are all touch screen.

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My go to is

3M polishing compound liquid and microfiber towels

find it at Walmart in the auto body repair section

Note also to bring back windheild

use clean micro fiber on your helmet shield actually laps it clearer than new

3m stuff great on headlight covers etc.
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I've used the toothpaste style on a military dash instruments. It worked well but wonder how sturdy the screen on a GPS would be.
Plexus and the like are used on aircraft wind shields that's a heavy acrylic.
I'd wait the 3 days to be safe.
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Well true to form I could not wait the recommended 3 days and I tried some motorcycle polish on the screen and got most (~75%) of the "hazey film" polished out. Applied a new screen protector and I'm good to go again.

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