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Horsegoer
Mar 16, 2012, 05:42 PM
I assume that I should use 2 different cleaners for the screen and "aluminum"/case.

What are the best cleaners? Wanna try to keep nicey nice for as long as possible? And it's always smudging. Thanks



Higgs1
Mar 16, 2012, 05:45 PM
I assume that I should use 2 different cleaners for the screen and "aluminum"/case.

What are the best cleaners? Wanna try to keep nicey nice for as long as possible? And it's always smudging. Thanks

I actually use a microfiber cloth to clean my macbook pro and just a tiny bit of water helps get the dirt/buildup removed with the microfiber cloth. Its an eye glass cloth but works great on both the screen and the aluminum body. I'm sure there are real products designed for both but for like $1 I'm happy with my results lol

lc25
Mar 17, 2012, 06:50 AM
I swear by iKlear and use it on everything, plastic,aullu and screen without any problems and brings everything back to looking brand new.

GGJstudios
Mar 17, 2012, 07:09 AM
I assume that I should use 2 different cleaners for the screen and "aluminum"/case.

What are the best cleaners? Wanna try to keep nicey nice for as long as possible? And it's always smudging. Thanks

Apple gives instructions on how to clean your Mac in the User Guides for the MBA (http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/macbook_air_13inch_mid2011_ug.pdf), MBP (http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/macbook_pro_15inch_early2011.pdf) and iMac (http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/imac_21.5inch_late_2011_ug.pdf):
Cleaning your Mac When cleaning the outside of your Mac and its components, first shut down your Mac, and then unplug the power adapter. Then use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth to clean the Mac exterior. Avoid getting moisture in any openings. Do not spray liquid directly on the computer. Do not use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives that might damage the finish.

Cleaning the Mac screen To clean your Mac screen, first shut down your Mac and unplug the power adapter. Then use a soft, lint-free cloth dampened with just water and wipe the screen. Do not spray liquid directly on the screen.
Also, you'll find plenty of suggestions by searching through the many existing threads on this topic.

Vantage Point
Mar 17, 2012, 07:36 AM
I use iKlear for my Mac, both the screen and the body, along with a microfiber cloth. I always spray onto the cloth, not the Mac, when using. I also use compressed air to clean the dust away for the key and hinge area - blowing in from the side. This make my MBP look new, and from the look at it right now, I need to give it the once over today :)

chekk
Mar 17, 2012, 04:36 PM
I picked up my MBA from the Apple Store in the Stanford Shopping Center this week, and when the Genius took it out of the foam wrapper she noticed that it hadn't been cleaned after the repair. I said that I had iKlear solution at home and would take care of it myself. She said "we have something better than that", then went in the back and came back with a tub of wet wipes. She used the same wipes to clean the screen, keyboard, and the aluminum exterior.

I was curious what they were using, so took a good look at the label on the tub: it was made by a company called Lym-Tech, and indicated that the wipes were "Grade 6", and that the solution was 70% isopropyl alcohol and 30% water. The part number was 6-LS7030. I didn't manage to snap a pic, but with the info fresh in my mind I googled the product, and I'm pretty sure it was this one:

http://www.qsource.com/p-414-lymtech-6-ls7030-685-lymsat-wipe-70-ipa30-di-6-x-85-100-wipescanister-12-canisterscase.aspx

(The wipes are about 20 cents each in quantity)

The Samurai
Mar 17, 2012, 07:34 PM
You can either buy iKlear from the Apple stores (online and retail) or Muc Off. Both have done me extremely well.

SkyeHack
Mar 17, 2012, 07:36 PM
http://www.simplegreen.com/images/prod_all_purpose_lg.jpg

Kelped
Mar 18, 2012, 04:36 PM
I use water. Water works extremely well for me. It's great.

But then again, I may not be as greasy or sticky as some other folks out there.

Xikum
Mar 18, 2012, 05:19 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/hydrochloric_acid.jpg

Try some of this OP.

Horsegoer
Mar 23, 2012, 08:39 PM
Thanks a lot!!!

3dflyboy1
Mar 23, 2012, 08:48 PM
Image (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/hydrochloric_acid.jpg)

Try some of this OP.

Only if it's 10M. That diluted stuff is for sissies. :p

glen e
Mar 23, 2012, 08:56 PM
Way over thinking this...wet a rag...wipe it down....go do something else....Really, it's alum and plastic.....use common sense.....

Xikum
Mar 24, 2012, 06:44 AM
Only if it's 10M. That diluted stuff is for sissies. :p

Ever heard of Fluoroantimonic acid? Try some of that and see what happens :D

3dflyboy1
Mar 24, 2012, 10:36 AM
Ever heard of Fluoroantimonic acid? Try some of that and see what happens :D

Now you're talking!! That's hardcore stuff! :D

AlphaDogg
Mar 24, 2012, 09:37 PM
Only if it's 10M. That diluted stuff is for sissies. :p

In my school's chemistry lab, they have 12 molar HCl (aq). I'll just ask to borrow it. I'll explain that I want to dissolve my computer. I'm sure my chem teacher won't mind or be concerned.

Stealthipad
Mar 26, 2012, 07:32 AM
I remember a jerk dropping a nickle in acid in our chem lab and it near blew up and they has the evacuate the entire wing of the school due to the gas emitted. :eek:

So use these produce with care!:p

DvlFig
Mar 26, 2012, 04:48 PM
$218.60 for the Lym-Sat is a bit too hardcore for me lol. Seems to be an awesome product but, sheesh!

boy-better-know
Mar 26, 2012, 04:59 PM
I have a zagg shield on mine so just use a microfibre cloth on that and screen cleaner on the screen. Still looks great but it is only 4 months old.