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nooboob
Dec 17, 2011, 11:05 PM
Just curious on everyones approach to cleanliness on the Air. Mine has significantly gathered alot of dust on the edges of the screen and dust in the black plastic hinge where the keyboard meets the monitor.

Does anyone have any advice on how to wipe the dust off? I've been cleaning the screen with a Radtech wipe, but there has still been dust on the edges that the cloth is unable to pick-up. I feel kind of wary spraying an air canister can on it.

And how do I approach the dust on the hinge? There seems to be a significant amount in there and I believe the fan is also located somewhere near there... (The area where evenly-spaced rectangles reside under the black plastic hinge, especially) Which makes me want to do something about it even more.



GGJstudios
Dec 17, 2011, 11:09 PM
Just curious on everyones approach to cleanliness on the Air.
You may find some useful tips in some of the existing threads:

Cleaning keyboard and trackpad? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1236932)
Best way to keep screen clean (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1215401)
How to clean a MacBook Air screen (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1206536)
How do you keep your macbook air clean? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1205419)
How easy is the MBA screen to keep clean? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1172953)
what do you guys clean the MBA screen with? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1163304)
Best way to clean MBA enclosure (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1141580)
Cleaning Macbook Air (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1138739)
What are you all using to clean off your screens? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1083372)

Apple OC
Dec 17, 2011, 11:11 PM
this works well ...

http://dogspired.com/breeds/free-screen-cleaning-pug-licks-your-monitor/

nooboob
Dec 17, 2011, 11:15 PM
You may find some useful tips in some of the existing threads:

Cleaning keyboard and trackpad? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1236932)
Best way to keep screen clean (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1215401)
How to clean a MacBook Air screen (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1206536)
How do you keep your macbook air clean? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1205419)
How easy is the MBA screen to keep clean? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1172953)
what do you guys clean the MBA screen with? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1163304)
Best way to clean MBA enclosure (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1141580)
Cleaning Macbook Air (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1138739)
What are you all using to clean off your screens? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1083372)

GGJ, I see you everywhere and you're answering every single question in regards to Apple products in great detail. Who or what exactly are you!?

GGJstudios
Dec 17, 2011, 11:18 PM
Who or what exactly are you!?
I've wondered that many times, myself! :)

chrf097
Dec 17, 2011, 11:20 PM
My mom puts hers in the Dishwasher. We have a special rack just for it.

vitzr
Dec 17, 2011, 11:30 PM
The texture of the aluminum that comprises my MBA is almost identical to the engine in my one month old BMW M3.

So I use the mild engine cleaner that the BMW dealer sold me.

It's in a spray bottle like Windex, just two squirts and hose it off.

Just once a month is all that's needed.

Works great :D

stark4
Dec 17, 2011, 11:46 PM
use iKlear.. you can buy it from apple store.

alphaod
Dec 17, 2011, 11:59 PM
The texture of the aluminum that comprises my MBA is almost identical to the engine in my one month old BMW M3.

So I use the mild engine cleaner that the BMW dealer sold me.

It's in a spray bottle like Windex, just two squirts and hose it off.

Just once a month is all that's needed.

Works great :D

I'm not sure if you're serious or not because I'm tempted to try my engine cleaner.

vitzr
Dec 18, 2011, 01:09 AM
I'm not sure if you're serious or not because I'm tempted to try my engine cleaner.
A little of both :)

Here's the real story.

The _one_ time I fail to meticulously check the surface of the table at Starbucks, I set my MBA down on a dirty table. Smack dab in the center was a lump of something that I felt the bottom of the computer touch before the four feet contacted the table.

Lifting it up, the debris was dark and very sticky. At first I thought it would wipe off with the microfiber cloth I carry in my laptop bag, but no it wouldn't. So I dampened the cloth with hot water and still no progress.

Upon arriving home, I took another clean microfiber and dampened it with engine cleaner. That removed the gob of sticky substance, as well as the stubborn stain.

Once I dried it, there was no trace of anything. A very nice result. :D