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fowlmouth

Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« on: June 27, 2010, 03:09:00 PM »

Anyone know what to use? I went all through the owners manual (disc) and couldn't find any info. I have water spots on my screen and have tried cotton cloth and bottled water, that didn't work so I tried Zeiss lens wipes and those worked to a point. Can I just use a glass cleaner or is there a product specific for these screens?
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 03:35:16 PM »

 I use the Windex with vinegar on all my electronics every time I get off the water.  That was a recommendation from BBC, I believe.

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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010, 06:31:21 PM »

Do you mix them or use them separately?
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010, 08:51:40 PM »

I should have specified.  Thanks.  There is a Windex product that has vinegar in it. It comes that way.

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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 08:31:52 AM »

What do you use to wipe it down with?  Soft cloth?
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 09:48:34 AM »

What do you use to wipe it down with?  Soft cloth?

Lint free cloth.  If you don't let the water spots harden - wipe them down every time off the water, you can use just regular water and the lint free cloth.  Works pretty well.
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 11:32:47 AM »

50% vinegar 50% water in a spray bottle, wipe dry with a paper towel.
It will amaze you.
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 01:50:52 PM »

there is a new product on the market that i was actually going to sell on our Nemesis website.  it keeps your electronics screens minty fresh and keeps the water spots from staining in the first place.  and now i cant remember what its called.  bollocks.  i will look around.

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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 10:05:47 PM »

Get the windex multi surface cleaner,it has vinegar in it. Works great.
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010, 05:06:45 AM »

You can use Rain-X on the screen to help repel waterspots after it's clean
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2010, 03:59:03 PM »

Windex with vinegar is what is recommended on the Humminbird web site.


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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2010, 06:49:06 PM »

Very interesting. The one thing though is the use of paper towels? I've always been told those types of paper products can scratch glasses and screens?
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2010, 07:57:53 AM »

I stay away from paper towels and only use a special eye glass cleaning rag, and keep it washed out.  I've gotten too many scratches over the years on my older units.  To get water spots off, I just use a teaspon of vinegar in a cup of water and dip the rag in it with my finger and the spots come right off.
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2010, 05:07:49 PM »

I've tried all of these techniques, including the Windex with vinegar in it that humminbird recommends. 

I don't find these screens easy at all to clean.  In fact, I'm really disappointed in how quickly they get smudged, and how hard they are to clean.
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2010, 05:58:30 PM »

i bought some meijer brand windex with vinegar a couple weeks ago and was blown away when i wiped my 798 screen down with a microfiber towel.  it was like it just came out of the box brand new.  im sold.
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2010, 08:24:03 AM »

Yeah, be sure to use a good micro towel so it doesn't leave fuzzies, etc. I also tried the Rain-X trick and it seems to help a lot.
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2010, 09:51:11 AM »

What is and where do I get a microfiber towel?

Yeah, be sure to use a good micro towel so it doesn't leave fuzzies, etc. I also tried the Rain-X trick and it seems to help a lot.

Mark,  I can probably make my own "micro" towel with a pair of scissors.   :D

I will try the Rain-X trick too.

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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2010, 03:46:59 PM »

Good one Cy! Its a soft, low-nap towel you could use for computer monitors, flat screen tv's, etc. Should be able to get them most anywhere those items are sold. Good chance Walmart even has them tho I havent looked. I even put the RainX on my glasses too. Seems to help the fogging in the morning as well as water spots when the 5 lb'ers thrash around the 'well (ok, the 2 lb'ers). See you this Sat (right?)
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2010, 10:59:58 PM »

Yeah buddy...I'll see you Saturday.  Bright and early!
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Re: Cleaning Humminbird SI screens
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2010, 06:20:38 AM »

Once you do get it cleaned you can buy a sheet of silicon screen cover like the material that comes on new phones. This will stick to the screen and shed moisture
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