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I've used plain warm water, warm water with a gentle detergent, and just dusted and STILL my screen is dirty and streaky. I want an inexpensive method to clean my screen thoroughly!

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Try using a solution of equal parts water and rubbing alcohol. Add a few drops of ammonia if you have it.

dampen a paper towel with the solution and gently wipe down the screen. If there is stubborn residue on the screen that is of a sticky nature, add small amount of lemon juice to your solution instead of the ammonia (make sure the lemon juice is pure, no added sugars or the like) and give the stubborn spots a little more attention. If even that doesn't work (for sticky stains), spray some WD-40 on a rag and then a few drops of lemon juice. This should loosen up sticky residue, but you will probably need to re-clean the area with a water/alcohol solution.

The alcohol/water solution is the same thing as common lens cleaner, and both the alcohol and the ammonia evaporate very quickly, which helps to reduce the streaks that normal dish detergent can leave behind. You can also use this mixture to clean computer screens and even slightly dirty windows. You can even add a few drops of ammonia to windshield wiper fluid to help with streaking. Adding the lemon juice or WD40 more closely mimics "goo" products designed to remove price tags are glue residue.

Do not ever spray your tv or computer screens, always apply any cleaning solution to a paper towel or cloth first.

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