cleaning mbp unibody case

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  1. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    i just found a blemish or a smudge on the case of my 17 inch unibody .. i tried google searching about cleaning the case and only found stuff about cleaning the screen ... has anyone cleaned the aluminum casing ? if so what did you use ?
     
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    I'd like to know too. After using rubbing alcohol on my car dashboard to remove some adhesive residue and ruining the surface, I don't trust my judgement.
     
  3. CoffeeWarrior macrumors regular

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    I use LCD/Lens cleaner. Not sure if it does any harm.
     
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    I use a little bit of iKlear. Usually, I clean the screen with one of the disposables, then use the left over to clean up the case, keys and trackpad.
     
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    Apple states to not use solvents on the case. Just use water. I believe the aluminum is coated and not bare.

    I would just use a 50/50 mix of denatured alcohol and distilled water. Spray it onto a microfiber and then wipe the case down. That is all you should really do.
     
  8. CoffeeWarrior macrumors regular

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    Well, most glass lens cleaners are designed not to strip away coatings, like Lens anti glare, UV, anti scratch etc...
     
  9. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    I use a 55M solution of dihydrogen monoxide to clean mine. It's this great chemical that cleans excellently. I use it often to clean my aluminum Powerbook (now MBP) and have never had problems.

    Ruahrc
     
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    Recommended by Apple, too.
     
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    is this a joke? Isn't that just water h2(dihydrogen)0(monoxide)? Thats a good one though :).
     
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    You can find out more about DHMO at: www.dhmo.org :eek:

    (more info here) :p
     
  13. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Water causes cancer who knew
     
  14. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    I have it one good authority ( I watch HOUSE ) that dihydrogen monoxide is the #1 cause of drowning in the world. :lol:
     
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    That I believe
     
  16. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    Not only that, significant levels of dihydrogen monoxide have been measured in every lake, stream, and river in the world! It truly is an environmental issue of massive proportions
     
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    Works fine. Just don't use very much (too much will smear), and put it on the cloth first.
     

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