Best product to clean unibody with?

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  1. t0mm macrumors regular

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    Sorry if there is already a thread but I was wondering what the best stuff is to use to clean the aluminium body on the MacBook Pro?

    Mine is getting a little grotty and needs a clean!
     
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    Not computers... Windex is full of chemicals that can damage the finish on the aluminum.
    Water and a paper towel will do.
     
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    I use a lightly damp piece of cloth or microfiber.
     
  6. RockPortTech macrumors regular

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    As stated above, the best resource is simply a lightly damp cloth. Aluminum is is a hardy metal.
     
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    Cleaning the unibody

    I would use a clean microfiber towel or cloth rather than a paper towel as the paper towel could scratch the surface.

    I purchased a self adhesive skin (available from Amazon-forgot the brand) that has a carbon like look and texture to it. It has an opening where the lighted apple is on the top lid. When I went into the Apple Store for a setup appointment, got lots of looks and inquiries about it, has a nice cool factor.

    The kit came with the edge pieces, but I think the set was sent to me was for the 2010 model and some hole cutouts were either missing or backwards, so the edges of my Macbook "Pear" (2011 '13 w/a 128 SSD) are the brushed aluminum. What is nice is at least on the top and bottom lids, there are small holes for the screws and the proper indents for the the lid where the hinge and opening are.

    I transport it in a Tom Bihn Cache which is a custom fit.

    Happy Macbook Pear owner.;)
     
  9. amarcus macrumors 6502

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    Check out iKlear. It's what the apple store use to clean there macs.
     
  10. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    I use spray LCD/LED screen cleaner and a microfiber cloth. Stuff's cheap, any Staples, etc for a buck or two and lasts a while.
     
  11. vnle macrumors 6502

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    +1 I use iKlear on my mbp weekly with the microfiber cloth it provides on both the body, screen and trackpad - it still looks like the day it came out of the box! :cool:
     
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    Always have used windex. Spray it on a paper towel (not soaked), then wipe and let dry. Never had a problem with it on a 2006 MBP, 2009 MBP, 2010 MBP, or 2 2011 MBPs. If you are worried, try it on a small section on the bottom.
     
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    I use Invisible Glass and a micro fibre cloth.
     
  16. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    Like some others have said iklear works great.
     
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  18. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Water and paper towel all the way. Nice and easy and cheap.
     
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    I use Brillo and Clorox. Good for the screen too, makes it anti glare.
     

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