Best OCD way to clean my keyboard! :)

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  1. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

    mgartner0622

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    Hello-

    I was just wondering the best way to clean my keyboard from the shinyness that appears. I always wash my hands. (Yes, I am OCD, and I honestly can't go without washing my hands for more than 30 minute intervals)
    I've seen threads before and I apologize for posting this, however people have suggested Mr. Clean Magic Erasers and I find they just don't work for me.
    Is there any other product that anyone at MRF uses and they would recommend?

    Thank you!
     
  2. pjcforpres2020 macrumors regular

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    Get some static and alcohol free electronic wipes.
     
  3. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    I don't mind the shininess, I like how I can see what keys I use the most, and where I hit them.
    Lol
     
  4. mgartner0622 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It just bothers me because the keys don't match.

    I guess I'll try using my other keys more. xD
     
  5. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    To answer your question, I sprayed windex on a microfiber and then cleaned the keyboard. It worked pretty well, but their are probably specialty sprays that fight greece better.
     
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    If you've been using your Mac fairly heavily for about a year or so, you'll be able to see the grease marks showing where you hit the keys (if you look at the keys at a certain angle under good light).
     
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  8. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Indeed.
     
  9. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    The shiny keys is just the wear and tear on the keys. Get used to it cuz that's how they get after a while.
     
  10. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    The shininess comes from the oils in your fingers wearing away at the textured finish of the keys over time. There's really no way to avoid this, save for perhaps wearing latex or nitrile gloves while you type. I guess it depends on how OCD you really are...

    Alternatively, you can get a silicone keyboard protection overlay from companies like KB Covers and then you wouldn't be touching the actual surfaces of the keys at all.
     
  11. RT2020 macrumors regular

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    Windex and paper towels. However, more used keys will become shiny after a while.
     
  12. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    Windex works great...
     
  13. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I used to have OCD when my keys started becoming shiny. U will get over it though as times goes on.
     
  14. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    windex + paper towel = the easiest solution, and it actually works pretty well.
     
  15. babyt macrumors regular

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    Yeah i havd heard that greece is pretty dangerous
    Good to know that windex keeps greece at bay.
     
  16. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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  17. circularforward macrumors 6502

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    iKlear. I use it to clean the whole macbook, including keyboard.
     

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