Candle wax stain on MBP 2011's lid :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Thor774, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Thor774 macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2007

    My just bought Macbook Pro 2011 was left unattended (lid closed) for 5 minutes in my living room and my adorable 2 years old daughter decided it was a very attractive surface to place mommy's candles on! Luckily the candles were off. Now I have a shinny new aluminum MBP with wax stains on its otherwise beautiful cover :eek::(

    I would appreciate any ideas you could give me to remove these stains. I have tried a normal cloth damped in warm water without any success. I have one of those Scotch-Brite "Magic Erasers" but am a little worried to ruin the finish of the laptop.

    Thank you very much.
  2. ihonda macrumors 68000

    Sep 17, 2009
    magic eraser very lightly.. dont rub too hard.
  3. OliverOSX93 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    have you tried scratching the wax off (VERY carefully) with a finger nail?
  4. RoyalFlushAK(s) macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2011
  5. head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2008
    New York
    here's the easiest way to get candle wax off of the mbp.

    take a small towel, completely wet it with water. take extra water out of the towel.

    put the towel in microwave for about 45 seconds... when u take it out it will be very hot so please be careful.

    place the hot towel on top of the lid, the area with the wax.

    the hot towel should make the wax more liquid and less solid...

    wipe away the wax with Goo Gone (

    but u should be able to wipe away with a regular paper towel though.

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