Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
heroics are not needed to do this ..
just wipe the glass with glass cleaner
I wouldn't use glass cleaner. I would use the stuff you use to clean flat panel monitors and TVs to clean your scanner glass. I think long term use of glass cleaners such as Windex is damaging. I think it is the ammonia.

Cleaning a TV screen seems easy. Windex, right? Wrong. Most modern HDTVs have special coatings on their surface that can be ruined by strong cleansers.
http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-...n-a-tv-screen/

I don't know if there are any special coatings on scanner glass but better safe than sorry. I don't clean the glass that much. A bottle of cleaner lasts years. You just need one small squirt.