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haiggy
Jan 15, 2006, 02:04 PM
Hey,

I know there has been talk on how the iBook G4's seem to get dirty with use and people are trying to clean them and get them back to their nice white state. Well, I just experimented and after using a new, clean, white eraser... the colouring comes right off and it is just like new. Make sure you do a thorough job and don't get the eraser bits in the keyboard by maybe rubbing it with the keyboard vertical and you are fine. Try it and see if it works. Probably for a person who wants something to try before they go and spend money on iKlear or Icecreme



CoMpX
Jan 15, 2006, 06:19 PM
Hey,

I know there has been talk on how the iBook G4's seem to get dirty with use and people are trying to clean them and get them back to their nice white state. Well, I just experimented and after using a new, clean, white eraser... the colouring comes right off and it is just like new. Make sure you do a thorough job and don't get the eraser bits in the keyboard by maybe rubbing it with the keyboard vertical and you are fine. Try it and see if it works. Probably for a person who wants something to try before they go and spend money on iKlear or Icecreme

I like the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. However, my iBook hasn't gotten that dirty yet as I don't really use it that much. I only use it in school for the most part because i use my Mac mini at home.

PeterKG
Jan 15, 2006, 06:55 PM
Goo Gone also works great. I also second Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

alexstein
Jan 15, 2006, 07:25 PM
Nice hint. However I prefer to use iKlear and a microfiber cloth to polish the finish.

Even though Mr Clean Magic Eraser works great for the palm rest be careful on the keyboard it takes the letters right off.

markie
Jan 15, 2006, 07:52 PM
PlastX (meant for plastic parts on cars and boats) works great and is relatively cheap at any auto parts store.

bbarnhart
Jan 15, 2006, 10:06 PM
I've used a slightly dish soapy washcloth wrung out as much as possible and the "dirty" palms rests come clean. Also works on the screen.

terriyaki
Jan 15, 2006, 10:27 PM
don't use white erasers on the outer shell! i learned that lesson the hard way.. :(

anyways, i find the combination of a mr. clean magic eraser and some isopropyl alcohol to work quite well

haiggy
Jan 16, 2006, 06:36 PM
don't use white erasers on the outer shell! i learned that lesson the hard way.. :(


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