Cleaning the aluminum

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hockeyamd, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. hockeyamd macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2006
    I was wondering what you have use to clean the outside. Looks like previous owner had some tape on it and scuff marks.
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Goo Gone will work nicely on tape residue.
    A little (gentle) attention with Magic Eraser should take care of the scuffs.

    Lastly, wipe it down with a soft cloth dampened (not wet) with 90% alcohol.
  3. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    Unplug it when you wipe it down with alcohol - you don't want a nasty fire. ;)
  4. Bubalight macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2015
    From my attempts, the best thing to do use is rubbing alcohol. But if you have really heavy residue like stickers or old duct tape then you will probably find it easier to start with goo gone get most of the gunk off then clean it again with alcohol.
    But, scratches and scuff marks there is basically nothing you can do. If you have an extremely bad gouge, you might sand it with sand paper, but this would only be to make it smoother if it the scratch has a sharp (dangerous) edge, it would not make it look any better, it will probably look worse.
  5. CapnDavey macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2015
    here is what I've done on used mac 's that had stickers on them after pealing it off a damp clean rag with dawn or shampoo removes the glue very well

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