How to clean scanner glass without leaving streaks?
April 6, 2016 6:09 AM   Subscribe

I have an Epson V500 scanner and have trouble with faint streaks left behind on the glass after cleaning. I used some lens cleaner that I sprayed onto a microfiber cloth to wipe the glass. The lens cleaner contains water, isopropyl alcohol and detergent. Any ideas on how to clean scanner glass where I don't leave any little streaks behind? All I know is that I shouldn't use anything abrasive or anything containing ammonia.
posted by FelineoidEntity to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Do you have a dry microfiber cloth you can buff the streaks with? Also, I'd try using straight isopropyl alcohol (91% if you can get it) because it won't leave a residue.
posted by cabingirl at 6:11 AM on April 6, 2016

I use a white distilled vinegar and water mix. No streaks.
posted by donaken at 6:30 AM on April 6, 2016

Microfibre cloth and alcohol would be my solution too.
posted by ssg at 6:51 AM on April 6, 2016

I use 2 plain white coffee filters. One very slightly dampened with water first to clean, followed by wiping with the dry one. No lint. No streaks. It seems weird but it works.
posted by dorkydancer at 7:12 AM on April 6, 2016

I use Stoner Invisible Glass or the Foaming Anti Static Glass Cleaner that Aztek sells on my V700. Which ever can happens to be closer when I need to clean.
posted by kpraslowicz at 7:21 AM on April 6, 2016

If you don't have or aren't liking the microfiber cloth, the coffee filters are really good because they are lint-free. I have a case of industrial-sized filters (I strain a lot of yogurt, cheese, and oil, and a case was $13) that I sometimes use for mirror-cleaning. Cloth diapers are also excellent for cleaning glass, and I have a couple (whatever was cheapest on Amazon at the time) I keep in my specialized towel stack.
posted by Lyn Never at 8:06 AM on April 6, 2016

posted by Gomez_in_the_South at 10:17 AM on April 6, 2016

Try some distilled water on a microfiber cloth after the lens cleaner.
posted by Dr Dracator at 3:06 PM on April 6, 2016

Seconding Invisible Glass
posted by delezzo at 10:49 PM on April 6, 2016

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