Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 12:06 PM (in response to publicme)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to publicme)
no, this would only happen if their was either something on your screen that was enough to scratch the screen and it moved across the screen as you were wiping it or something was on the cloth itself.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to publicme)
Microfiber is the best material for cleaning your screen. If your screen was scratched, most likely there was a dirt particle caught in the cloth that scratched it.
The advice for screens and fragile camera lenses is to try and keep your microfiber cloth free of debris, blow off major-sized grit off the screen first or wipe it off with another cloth.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to Network 23)
Like those unfortunate scenarios if anyones had one ??
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to publicme)
what are you hoping to accomplish by writing this post? Advice on how to remove the scratches, screen replacement?? Just asking if it has happened to anyone else won't help.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 4:29 AM (in response to shldr2thewheel)
am just wondering how often people scratch with microfiber cloths.
Once scratched there is nothing that can be done, is there?? Is there is any permanent solution than the Vaseline filling temporary method on a matte screen. I donot want to use abrasive methods on matte screens, they can make it worse I guess.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to publicme)
That's right. Any abrasive technique can scratch not just the screen but the special coatings on it.
But you are not correct in impliying that you can "scratch with microfiber cloths." Precisely because they are microfiber, they are less likely to scratch than almost any other type of cloth out there. Again, if you clean with a microfiber and it scratches, you had a foreign particle in the cloth. But that isn't the fault of the microfiber at all.
Microfiber is a great material because it's designed to be able to remove fingerprints and other stains with no soap or chemicals, just a little water. And it really works. This is why so many electronics companies put a microfiber cloth in with their products, so people will not use harsh chemicals or materials like paper towels or paper tissues. (Paper is wood pulp, and the wood component can scratch. Paper is not recommended for any delicate optics.)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to Network 23)
yeah but therez always dust on screen, thats why we wipe. so when removing the dust with the mfcloth there is always dust and there is always a chance of scratching even if u take the necessary precaustions.
true that it has the least chances of scratching because like u said the cloth doesnt scratch.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 7:22 PM (in response to publicme)
Yes, there is always dust on screen. Fortunately it is usually not gritty particles. The way that professional photographers do this with lenses is that step 1 is always to use a blower brush first. That blows off any large particles or dust to avoid scratching later with a cloth. Then step 2 is to use the cloth for stains.
If you wanted to ensure that there's no dust or whatever, you could take a similar two-stage approach. You could first use canned air on the screen or very loosely brush off the screen with a cloth or soft brush, before rubbing out stains with the microfiber cloth.