Cleaning Mac Pro Metal Drive Sleds

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by lastmile, May 17, 2012.

  1. lastmile macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2008
    I just bought a 2006 Mac Pro, a 2009 Mac Pro, and a drive sled to replace a missing one on the 2006.

    In each case at least some of the sleds had disgusting black smudges and fingerprints on them. So I figure this is a normal problem but all the info I see online about cleaning Mac Pros is limited to removing dust!

    What can I used to clean the actual metal of the case? Mild soap and water? I'd think dish soap would be fine but every time I hear suggestions to use it for anything I get a flashback to an ex-coworker who ruined her car...
  2. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2010
    I thought only I had this problem ! I tried rubbing alcohol, didn't work...
  3. Amethyst macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    I have same problem too my 09 sled has smudges from sticker. Thant i can't found the way to removes it.
  4. Derpage Suspended

    Mar 7, 2012
    If you are talking about cleaning a bare sled, simple green works fine. If you need to clean the chassis, you need to use something like brake cleaner, but I would just leave it be if it's not harming anybody and you are just having a severe case of OCD.
  5. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    magic eraser to clean and stainless steel polish to shine.

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