Cleaning rMBP keyboard and body with screen cleaner?

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  1. zjhehe macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I got my MacBook Pro Retina recently and I'm hoping to care for it a bit differently than what I did with my HP laptop. I used to use rubbing alcohol to give the keyboard and body a full clean and I'm experiencing some of the powdered residue coming off from the keys. I guess I use it too much or such, but I'm hoping to avoid it with this Mac.

    My screen cleaner is alcohol and amonia free. Is it possible to use a screen cleaner to also clean my keyboard? My keys tend to get a bit sticky because I have sweaty hands. Naturally I would want to give the body of the Mac and keyboard a wipe down with something other than just water. Is a screen cleaner safe for doing so or is there a better alternative?

    Thanks
     
  2. m1key macrumors member

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    just use baby wipes. work like a charm, especially when your "hands get really sweaty" ;););)

    ps. uppercase clear see-thru keyboard cover from amazon = $$$$$$
     
  3. zjhehe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I assume the benefit of baby wipes is that they don't contain any harsh chemicals, but still hold some disinfectant/cleaning qualities then?

    I really want to avoid my keys powdering up from using strong chemicals again.
     
  4. jf1450 macrumors regular

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    Read what Apple recommends. Use anything but a lightly water dampened microfiber cloth at your own risk.

    Jeff
     
  5. zjhehe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh man, this looks pretty good. I've been looking for something like this that can handle both the screen and the keyboard itself.
     
  6. Rolvag macrumors regular

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    Take from hard earned experience.

    Apple the cleaner to the cloth THEN wipe the keyboard. If you spray the keyboard directly, even a minor spray can and will render the keyboard useless.
     
  7. zjhehe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice. I actually do that already. My concern was just if the screen cleaner leaves some kind of residue, then my keyboard would be sticky etc. when I'm typing. That's what I mainly wanted to clear up, but I guess I'm now an adult grown man buying baby wipes at Walmart and telling the cashier "no kids" O_O
     
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