cleaning keyboard and palm rest and touch pad

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  1. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    what is the best way to remove oil and finerprints off it to make it look new .. what do you guys use ?
     
  2. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    iKlear, simply amazing stuff. I use it 1/2 times a week. Can get it in Apple stores (it's Apple recommended) or on Amazon.

    It has different cloths for the palmrest, display, and keyboard/trackpad. You can also use it on your iPhone/iPod and the outer casing of the uMBP.
     
  3. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanks because im seeing finger marks on the keys and also on the trackpad and its driving me crazy
     
  4. celticpride678

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    All I use is a dry Microfiber cloth, turn on my desk lamp over the keys and wipe them off, one by one. For the touchpad, I use the same microfiber cloth and wipe it off. For the palm rest, I take the microfiber cloth and damp it a LITTLE and wipe it off. Pretty simple and free.
     
  5. sharkync macrumors regular

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    I mostly use saliva /s - but I think I might try iKlear.
     
  6. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

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    It never ceases to amaze me how many people will drop thousands on a laptop, and then refuse to buy any kind of cleaning solution to clean it!

    I use iKlear on my MBP, and both my external mouse and keyboard.

    Great stuff, crummy screen cleaner though.
     
  7. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    You do know that these black keys on the unibody laptops are prone to quick wear and tear right? Meaning they will look permanently shiny when you look at them at an angle with light.
     
  8. brendu macrumors 68020

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    how do you use something half times?
     
  9. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

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    Guess what partially causes that? Oil from your fingers being left on the keys!
     
  10. jshelton macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome.
     
  11. dan5.5 macrumors 6502

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    iKlear is great. I also suggest getting a Moshi palmguard. It will help your Palmrest stay clean.
     
  12. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, that means 1 or 2 times a week. :rolleyes: If I had meant 'one half' I would have said '0.5'.
     
  13. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    i Have been using iKlear for years, never a problem, better then anything else I have used out there
     
  14. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Water with the cloth that came with the computer. Works perfectly fine.
     
  15. RexTraverse macrumors 6502

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    microfiber rag with a light spray of water. budget friendly, works wonders, and it's exactly what apple tells us to do in the their instruction manuals.
     
  16. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    I got a pretty grungy iBook G4 from work and I used rubbing alcohol to clean it. I used some soft scrub for the really stubourn stuff. Can't say I'd use the same stuff on a new MBP though. I'd go with the iKlear or just some water.
     
  17. bware189 macrumors member

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    I thought you meant you diluted it it 1:1 with water or something. Pretty funny.

    I tend to use microfibre for cleaning. Giving it a good rub can displace the oil, so long as you're not applying any forward pressure (ie, against the screen). I have a problem with buying the LCD cleaners, as I have in the past, and mostly found them lackluster.
     
  18. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Wash your hands more.

    Damp paper towel works fine.
     

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