Cleaning the aluminum

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

  1. hockeyamd macrumors member

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    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 604

    DeltaMac

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    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

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    Unplug it when you wipe it down with alcohol - you don't want a nasty fire. ;)
     
  4. Bubalight macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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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