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Best way to clean glossy plastic?

by fuctfuct Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:29 pm

The glossy part of my PS4 has somehow managed to avoid any fingerprints, scratches or damage of any kind. Probably because I never touch it. Anyways, today it must be touched. I am putting in a 1TB SSD. What is going to be the best way to clean off the finger prints I am going to leave while doing so? I believe most of the few scratches on my black WiiU are from cleaning it a couple times. I used LCD screen cleaner and a microfiber cloth...

I do have cotton gloves that I wear when I am inside consoles (so I don't leave fingerprints on the metal inside... they cause corrosion over time.) but I feel like the action of pressing down and pulling will cause the cotton to scratch it.. lol ..
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Re: Best way to clean glossy plastic?

by opa Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:28 pm

Pledge sprayed on a paper towel is all I use.
Maybe I'm not picky. :lol:
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Re: Best way to clean glossy plastic?

by stickem Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:33 pm

opa wrote:Pledge sprayed on a paper towel is all I use.
Maybe I'm not picky. :lol:


Hey at least it smells good
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Re: Best way to clean glossy plastic?

by fuctfuct Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:55 pm

I cannot for the life of me get the MFing piece off. I don't think I've ever been so mad at a piece of plastic. Feels like i am going to break the entire console in half.

Watched like 20 YT vids and it just pops off for everyone with almost no effort. Mine was apparently super glued in place.

I give up. lol

It is now absolutely fucking covered in finger and palm prints though.. Fun times.
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Re: Best way to clean glossy plastic?

by opa Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:21 pm

Do you have to take the console apart to put in a ssd? Or does the drive come out in the back?

stickem wrote:Hey at least it smells good

Lemony fresh!
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Re: Best way to clean glossy plastic?

by fuctfuct Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:33 pm

You have to take the glossy part off to access the OG PS4 HDD.

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Re: Best way to clean glossy plastic?

by fuctfuct Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:06 pm

Finally got it, lol. Everything is up and running.

Used LCD screen cleaner and a micro fiber cloth. I was SUPER gentle .. Scratched it haha.

F-U-C-K glossy consoles! :mrgreen:
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Re: Best way to clean glossy plastic?

by Anapan Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:36 am

Did this to a co-worker's dead-drive PS4 two weeks ago. I used 70% iso alcohol respirator wipes as I do for nearly everything shiny or metallic (these are free as work safety requires them). If there's any visible residual, I up the percentage and friction after testing the plastic (some cloud with prolonged exposure).
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