Tips for Cleaning Your Touchscreen

Use these five steps to clean your marine display.

Tips for Cleaning Your Touchscreen
Tips for Cleaning Your TouchscreenShurhold

1. Power Down
This will prevent unintentionally changing a setting. Also, check the manufacturer's manual to see if it recommends any specific cleaning or maintenance routines.

2. Mist With Water
A light misting of water helps remove much of the dirt and salt residue and prevents scratches later in the cleaning process; never use a hose with full pressure.

3. Wipe Dry
Use a microfiber cloth to dry the surface. For large displays, work from the top down quickly to prevent water spots.

4. Apply Detailing Product
Use a product such as Shurhold's Serious Shine ($17.98/14-ounce aerosol can) to polish and protect. It contains UV-light inhibitors and anti-static properties. It works on touchscreens, glass, frames, buttons, chrome, gauges, fiberglass and even your clear vinyl enclosure.

5. Lightly Buff
Use a second, clean microfiber towel to lightly buff the display, then flip the towel to its dry side and polish to a high sheen.