As amazing as it sounds, chewing gum is one of the hardest things to remove from an LCD TV set (or pretty much any surface for that matter). It is like this because LDC screens are made of soft films which are very fragile and delicate and can easily be damaged when pressure is applied. This is why we have decided to write down a step by step tutorial which will allow you to remove chewing gum from your LDC TV without damaging the screen.
Step 1: Start by checking your owner’s manual for the recommended cleaning products and methods to use on your television. It is very important that you do this before your commence treating the chewing gum as you will know what you can do, and what you can’t do. Also if your TV is still under warranty you will be able to protect yourself from doing something that may void it.
Step 2: Unplug your LDC television and allow it to cool down for five to ten minutes before you commence treating it.
Step 3: Grab a spray bottle and pour in it one part of distilled white vinegar and one part of distilled water. Shake the bottle until the ingredients are well mix. Never under any circumstances use ordinary tap water as tap water will leave moisture residue behind which can be fatal for your LDC screen.
Step 4: Spray several squirts of the aforementioned mixture onto a microfiber cloth or soft lint free cotton cloth. Make sure that the cloth is moistened and not wet. Also never spray the mixture directly onto the LDC screen as you will damage it.
Step 5: Start to gently blot the chewing gum with the moistened cloth. The vinegar in the mixture will dissolve and soften the chewing gum which will make it easier to remove. Do your very best to blot only the chewing gum and not the surface of your television screen.
Step 6: Now gently wipe the chewing gum from your TV screen. If necessary start peeling the gum from the screen. Keep in mind that you may have to repeat the blotting and wiping process several times until the chewing gum in completely removed from the surface of your LDC screen. Use a new cloth or at least a new clean section of your cloth every time that you are about to blot the gum. Also remember not to apply too much pressure on the screen as you may damage it.
Step 7: Once the gum is removed allow your television to dry completely before you plug it back and turn it on.
If all this seems too complicated and time consuming for you, you can always use the cleaning services of a professional cleaning company . Keep in mind that nowadays most cleaning companies are working with affordable cleaning fees so you won’t have to break bank in order to afford top notch cleaning services.
Regardless which approach you choose, at the end you will have a clean LDC television which you will be able to enjoy by watching your favourite movies and television shows.