Clean MBP keyboard and body

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yusukeaoki, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Hi guys.
    I have the early 2011 MBP 17in and I am bit OCDic about my Mac being clean.

    As everyone knows, human fingers have oil, and if you use the keyboard, it will get it dirty.
    So as the body of MBP. The aluminum casing gets hot which makes you sweat and the sweat gets on the aluminum body.

    Now I dont want to spend 30 bucks on Moshi Keyboard guard. Id rather put saran wrap on there lol

    But here is the question. How do you guys clean your Mac body and keyboard?
    I, for now, just use wipe for glasses (similar kind that came with your MBP).

    Though the keyboard do leave marks of finger prints/oil.
    Is there a certain chemical which I can use to clean my Mac?

  2. ThomasBoss macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    I use a spray bottle that is filled up with water and the cloth apple gives you.
    Spray the cloth so it is moist, not wet and just wipe it lightly.

    Before my screen cleaning liquid ran out, I used that on the body also.

    For the keyboard, don't bother unless it is REALLY a day it will be the exact same again haha


    Oh also I heard about this thing called the 'Magic Eraser' if you want to check it out...there are quite a few videos about it on youtube.
  3. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Awesome! Thank you!
    I try not to use my MBP keyboard as much when I'm home.
    Mainly my wireless keyboard.

    Ill check out the vid.
    Thanks again!
  4. Danno21 macrumors regular


    Apr 21, 2011
    You could also get iKlear. It's what Apple uses to clean their products. You can buy it at an Apple Store, but it's much more expensive than it is on Amazon.

    People swear by it and that kit I linked includes a lot.
  5. Irock619 macrumors 68000


    Sep 16, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Apple website explains how to clean the computer.
  6. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2011
    Radtech OmniCleanz. It removes grease and grime much better than a damp cloth. It's also non-conductible so it is safe for electronics.

    I used a damp microfiber cloth for many years but OmniCleanz converted me. I use it for eyeglasses, cameras and lenses and everything electronic. Worth every penny and it isn't expensive if you buy a larger bottle.
  7. ohla313 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    I use disinfecting wipes and my keyboard has that nice matte finish afterwards, the trackpad is grease free, and the screen is clear.

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