Biggest tip I can give to an Xbox One owner...

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#1 Posted by gajbutler (193 posts) -

Never wipe dust off the top of your console....

Never known dust to scratch plastic before, dunno what cheap shit that is made out of but it has turned it to more of a matte finish lol.

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#2 Posted by Sonny360Elite (1593 posts) -

What did you use to wipe it? You need to use a microfiber towel. I don't have mine yet but I use a nice microfiber towel that won't scratch anything.

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#3 Posted by commandokock (502 posts) -

its dumb to use a glossy finish because every little scratch is a huge eyesore. i hated that about my ps3 and x360 slim

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#4 Posted by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

My PS4 and Xbox One are pretty dusty at the moment, hell even my Kinect and PlayStation camera are. I love glossy finishes, but to be honest there's too many downsides to them even if they do look so pretty lol. I was thinking about using a can of air to blow the dust away from them, otherwise a soft microfiber rag will have to do.

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#5 Posted by gajbutler (193 posts) -

I used a Microfiber cloth thing and it still scratched, like you don't see the scratches unless you shine a light at an angle, but the dust has put all these tiny mini scratches in the thing.

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#6 Posted by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

@gajbutler: Don't let it worry you, how often will you have people coming to your house shining a light on the Xbox One to see if it has scratches. Next time try a can of air.

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#7 Posted by sailor232 (6707 posts) -

Yeah mine has some scratches on it also from using a microfibre cloth on it to wipe the dust. It doesn't bother me much, well the older the system gets the less I care about the look of the physical system, as long as it still performs perfectly is all that matters.

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#8 Edited by skipper847 (6857 posts) -

I have never had a problem and mine is scratch free. I use the vac to get the dust off and that works perfect. No not the big handle brush lol.

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#9 Posted by Bishop1310 (1274 posts) -

stop dusting with a hammer.. I dust mine constantly and never scratch it...

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#10 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4867 posts) -

Cover it when you're not using it. Then you wouldn't have to dust it.

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#11 Posted by a55a55inx (4188 posts) -

I just use a swiffer duster, never scratched the top of it

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#12 Posted by Altered_Beast_X (25 posts) -

It's not the equipment... its you!

I wipe mine down whenever it gets dusty and it's as polished as a mirror. You need to use the right type of cloth to wipe electronic equipment. Always, always use microfiber.

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#13 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -

Well, the biggest tip I can give you is invest in a swifter.

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#14 Posted by rrjim1 (1357 posts) -

swiffer duster is what I use.

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#15 Posted by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

Do you guys above notice any smudging whilst using a swifter? Saw someone on a forum say it leaves some sort of a smudge on the console surface after use.

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#17 Edited by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

Sorry to revive this thread, but I didn't want to create a whole new thread for this. I want to buy a Swiffer duster after hearing microfiber cloths can scratch the surface of both the Xbox One and PS4.

I have heard of people complaining that a Swiffer duster has left a smudge on their console after use, so I want to avoid that situation.

How's thisone here look? Is this the one everyone else uses around here? I've also heard Swiffer dusters are static, are they still safe to use on the Xbox One/PS4?

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#18 Edited by juboner (1183 posts) -

You need to blow off the big dust particles first before wiping with a microfiber cloth, and use very gentle pressure. If there is still dirt/dust on something and you rub it across a sensitive surface its going to scratch no matter what u wipe with. The swiffer sounds like a good idea as long as u dont use much pressure.

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#19 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (1091 posts) -

@gajbutler said:

but it has turned it to more of a matte finish lol.

Problem solved!

Gloss finishes on electronics is stupid anyway.

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#20 Posted by cainetao11 (32256 posts) -

I wipe it with a bare hand and mine looks fine. I don't spend much time looking at the console anyway

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#21 Posted by cejay0813 (1035 posts) -

Well damn, did you dust with steel wool

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#22 Edited by slakkmichael (32 posts) -

I usually use my hands to wipe the dust off.

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#23 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

its not the dust that makes it scratch its the cloth you're using to wipe it. mine is perfectly smoothe i use a microfiber towel and lightly swat the dust off.