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« on: October 16, 2016, 12:34:40 pm »

I have a da-lite screen that I use outdoors . my problem is dead bugs on the screen . How do I clean the bugs off the screen ? Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 01:10:11 pm »

I have a da-lite screen that I use outdoors . my problem is dead bugs on the screen . How do I clean the bugs off the screen ? Thanks

I'm not familiar with the da-lite screens, so hopefully someone will chime in that knows more about them.  Do you know what the screen material is? 

Our BOC screens get cleaned once a year before they are put away like this.  Lay on ground with screen face up.  Apply dish soap and water mixture and scrub with long handled brush then rinse with hose.  This works fine for our BOC screens, but I'm not sure what the da-lite is made out of and good scrubbing might not work well for all materials.  If it's just small bug spots maybe you could use a delicate fabric spot cleaner?
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 11:45:10 pm »

I don't know if this link will be useful for you, but it might help.

http://www.da-lite.com/~/media/images/dalite/product/series/resources/da-plex/polocoatinstructions.pdf

If your Da Lite screen is like mine, you have a silver screen, which means there is actual silver on the screen that increases the amount of light that the screen reflects.  The common consensus from what I have read is that any thing you  use to clean the screen degrades/damages the screen.  The advice has been don't bother replacing the screen, just replace it, the surface is too delicate to survive cleaning. 

I think I would try to let it dry out and then use a very soft brush or microfiber rag to brush off the dead bugs in order to minimize stress on the screen.  Please come back and share any lessons learned, especially if you are successful!
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