clean spots on macbook pro aluminium

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spinlud, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. spinlud macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2014
    Hi guys, it is ok to use isopropylic alcohol to clean spots on aluminium body of a macbook pro? because with only a wet cloth the they don't go away. What do you use?
  2. augustya macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    Nope absolutely keep away from it !! Just do a Google search or read on Wikipedia there is no mention of it as its use as cleaning agent !! Why do you only wanna use that ? Find some other soapy-watery substitute as far as this thing "KEEP AWAY'" it doesn't look nice !
  3. cjmillsnun, Nov 8, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2014

    cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    From Wikipedia "Isopropyl Alcohol"

    Isopropyl alcohol dissolves a wide range of non-polar compounds. It also evaporates quickly, leaves nearly zero oil traces, compared to ethanol, and is relatively non-toxic, compared to alternative solvents. Thus, it is used widely as a solvent and as a cleaning fluid, especially for dissolving oils. Together with ethanol, n-butanol, and methanol, it belongs to the group of alcohol solvents, about 6.4 million tonnes of which were utilized worldwide in 2011.[12]

    Examples of this application include cleaning electronic devices such as contact pins (like those on ROM cartridges), magnetic tape and disk heads (such as those in audio and video tape recorders and floppy disk drives), the lenses of lasers in optical disc drives (e.g., CD, DVD) and removing thermal paste from heatsinks and IC packages (such as CPUs[13]). Isopropyl alcohol is used in keyboard, LCD and laptop cleaning

    Perhaps you should've read Wikipedia before stating that it doesn't mention it as a cleaning agent.

    That said, if you're going to use it. Use it in a weak solution, and moisten the cloth, so that it is damp, not dripping wet. You want to use the bare minimum.
  4. spinlud thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2014
    Thanks. So it is ok to use? I just want to use that on the aluminium body, not display or keyboard
  5. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    In a very weak solution, yes. That said, I'd recommend iKlear instead.
  6. augustya macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    Oh I didn't know that you are the only Clever person on this planet !! Now you read this !!

    You sound like a person who has been given a Wikipedia right from Bible Pages !! Wake Up !!

    And what a bigger joke it is you found this big article on what isopropyl alcohol is, and you wanna suggest iKlear to the OP what a Joke of the day !!
  7. MacInTO macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2005
    Canada, eh!
    Clean spots? Has the surface coating been corroded?

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