Cleaning rMBP 13

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  1. unbelievable99 macrumors member

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    Hi everyone,
    I know this is a stupid question but I'm not sure of the answer. I bought my rMBP 13 yesterday, and today morning, I made a tissue a tiny bit moist and cleaned the lid (i.e when you close it, the top), is that ok?

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  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    Sort answer, Yes.
    It's aluminium and water has no effect on it.

    I clean my older Powerbook with Glassex/Windex and never had problems, as long as you use a damp cloth or spray it on the cloth and not directly you are OK.
     
  3. unbelievable99 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, so apple doesnt void the warranty or anything, right?
     
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    You can clean it till your fingers bleed. Don't worry.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Don't use anything with ammonia, like regular Windex. I use HD FREE for the aluminum and Invisible Glass for the display. It works great, a damp microfiber cloth works fine for the amuminum too.
     
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    Do you think the very small amount will harm it, I used it for a long time, never had any problems.

    From Wikipedia:


    Glassex= Glas Plus in the US and contains:


     
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  10. Brettka7 macrumors regular

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    I've never researched what coating is applied to MacBook's glass, but I have seen it remove oleophobic coatings and make anodized aluminum permanantly shinier than before.
     
  11. osxlovers, Dec 23, 2012
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    Totally fine, but you shouldn't do that too often. Cosmetic tissues are not recommended for cleaning Laptop Screens.
     
  12. Jedi, Dec 23, 2012
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    A warm damp ( plain water ) "Microfiber" cleaning cloth for eye wear is what I use . not just on my Mac`s but on all my electronic gear !!

    If it`s A-OK for scratch resistant plastic , then a-ok for Mac`s ! :)

    Happy Holidays :D

    Gary 

    PS:

    I would never use ANY paper based product such as a "tissue or paper towel"
    as they are made of wood !!

    Paper = Wood Pulp ;)
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    How to clean Apple products

    Apple also gives instructions on how to clean your Mac in the User Guides for the MBA, MBP and iMac:
    Also, you'll find plenty of suggestions by searching through the many existing threads on this topic, such as these:

     
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    I have an older Powerbook and never had problems with it, water just does not work I think, and on iPads and iPhones I would just use a damp cloth, on MB's and MBP's I don't think they have that coating, they might have a different coating though.
     
  15. Brettka7 macrumors regular

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    If you want to use harsh chemicals on your computer, that is your decision. It may never have any noticeable effects. But it is safer to use a non-ammonia cleaner like Invisible Glass for cleaning the glass, and a gentle cleaner on the aluminum if water doesn't work. But I've never had anything stick to my computer that I couldn't remove it with water and a microfiber.
     
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    As in my earlier post, I use Glassex which is the same as Glass Plus and it does not contain any harsh Chemicals.
     
  17. Brettka7 macrumors regular

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    Oh, I was referring to the Windex from early in the thread. Sorry for the confusion.
     

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