: Touch screen protection



tzydzy
11-20-12, 01:57 AM
Has anyone installed a capacitive touch screen protector on the surface of the CUE screen?

marathonman89
11-20-12, 10:58 AM
I had an extra non glare screen protector for my iPad. I cut it with a exacto knife to the exact dimensions of the CUE display. Installed it, got bubbles out and used it for a day. My two observations before removing it were:

Needed a bit more pressure on the screen to use, not a dealbreaker.
Looked tacky due to the edges of the protector being visible, dealbreaker (for me).

I thought fingerprints would be an issue at first. Now I only notice them when I start the car. When the screen is lit fingerprints are hardly noticeable.

Cadjiek
11-20-12, 12:11 PM
I keep that little micro fiber cloth that came with the car right at my side. Screen is always nice and clean. In case some of you guys don't realize you have one, it was in a little package with the owners manual.

CAPT Mike
11-20-12, 06:54 PM
It's just a black microfiber cloth. So if you lost it, just pick up a bunch at any auto parts store. Oh yeah, you don't have to have black:):).

BreakThrough
11-21-12, 12:07 AM
Cadillac must have color co-ordinated the micro fiber cloths. The one in my XTS is tan to match my Shale interior. :thumbsup:

CAPT Mike
11-21-12, 09:09 AM
My interior is caramel on black; so mine should have been tan?:):)

flying fossil
11-21-12, 11:09 AM
Hi Capt. How do you like that interior combo?
I ordered my Crystal Red Premium with it.


My interior is caramel on black; so mine should have been tan?:):)

tzydzy
11-21-12, 11:16 PM
What about damage to the screen surface itself. Look at any credit card signature pad in a store (an extreme example, but an example just the same) and see the haze. My concern is for the screen surface itself which would cost thousands 4 years from now after it received abrasion from use, rather than fingerprints which are wiped away rather easily.

BreakThrough
11-22-12, 12:29 AM
I can share my direct experience with my ipad screen. After 2 and one half years of cleaning the surface with a micro fiber cloth, the screen is as clear and scratch free as the day i purchased it.

thebigjimsho
11-22-12, 11:21 AM
I can share my direct experience with my ipad screen. After 2 and one half years of cleaning the surface with a micro fiber cloth, the screen is as clear and scratch free as the day i purchased it.

Yeah, the aftermarket Pioneer head unit in my Town Car has a touchscreen nav. It is used many times a day, every day(I'm a chauffeur). Anytime I go anywhere, I plug in the address.

These screens are tough. Don't worry about it...

Dramset
12-20-12, 08:50 PM
The CUE screen does not need protection. That credit card signature pad you saw uses a resistive touch screen (as do virtually all automotive touch screens other than CUE). Such screens use a plastic layer above glass; the plastic layer is soft and can scratch easily.

CUE uses a much more advanced capacitive touch sensor that doesn't require a plastic layer-- like an iPhone or iPad screen, it's a glass surface.

Glass is hard and you're not going to scratch it with your hand...

gohawks63
12-21-12, 07:55 AM
The CUE screen does not need protection. That credit card signature pad you saw uses a resistive touch screen (as do virtually all automotive touch screens other than CUE). Such screens use a plastic layer above glass; the plastic layer is soft and can scratch easily.

CUE uses a much more advanced capacitive touch sensor that doesn't require a plastic layer-- like an iPhone or iPad screen, it's a glass surface.

Glass is hard and you're not going to scratch it with your hand...

Out of the last six cars we have owned with navigation, 4 have had touch screens and we have never had an issue of them getting scratched. One of them was a 2004 Toyota Land Cruiser that we drove for 160K miles. It was my wife's daily driver. She used the NAV every day as she would get lost getting out of our driveway (she will readily admit that). They would get fingerprint smudges, but never scratched, and she has longer nails.

Engelman
12-24-12, 10:52 PM
Not to worry.............there is a quick fix for that.................trade it in!





What about damage to the screen surface itself. Look at any credit card signature pad in a store (an extreme example, but an example just the same) and see the haze. My concern is for the screen surface itself which would cost thousands 4 years from now after it received abrasion from use, rather than fingerprints which are wiped away rather easily.

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Out of the last six cars we have owned with navigation, 4 have had touch screens and we have never had an issue of them getting scratched. One of them was a 2004 Toyota Land Cruiser that we drove for 160K miles. It was my wife's daily driver. She used the NAV every day as she would get lost getting out of our driveway (she will readily admit that). They would get fingerprint smudges, but never scratched, and she has longer nails.

rwward112086
05-08-17, 01:35 PM
I realize this is an old thread but considering the information provided appears to be incorrect regarding the lack of need for a protector for other members with touch screen ECU's, I figured I would provide an update. This screen does wear down on high traffic touch points. Our cadillac cts 2014 with 50k miles has finger print wear sites on some of the higher traffic points. We purchased used so we cannot verify a chemical cleaner was not the culprit however it seems unlikely as the worn points are finger size located directly on a few of the icons including the favorites #1 and #2 in the shortcut radio presets on the bottom left of the screen. Also noted were the slightly less noticeable worn points on the climate control and audio/radio icons along the top of the screen. A screen protector would have likely provided protection from this damage.

jghiller
05-09-17, 04:03 AM
Speaking of constantly wiping the piano black dash and CUE screen - the black cloth I got wasn't as nice as the one I got in my CTS. It seems to just move the dust too much w/o picking it up. Does anyone have any ideas on how to clean the protective cover over the DIC? It shows minor scratch and abrasive markings when the sun hits the screen.I tried a damp cloth but cant get it nice and clear/clean. I guess its because its some kind of plastic. Anyone else experience this on their DIC?
I also used a product from Monster called Monster Screen Clean to use on my 08 CTS NAV screen. Its safe to use and does a great job on greasy finger prints that were an issue back then. Product is safe for LCD and Plasma TV screens. Alcohol free. Best Buy used to sell it.