cleaning tMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by puckhead193, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    Anyone venture on cleaning their new MacBook Pro? If so what do you use? I'm worried about the coating on the space gray coming off. Is iKlear still recommended? Just want something to clean the finger marks off the screen and body.

  2. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2015
    iKlear should be fine. Especially for the body - you're not going to hurt the anodizing. For the screen, I think iKlear is ok... but if you want to play it extra safe, just a little clean (preferably distilled) water on a clean microfiber.
  3. AZ Jack macrumors newbie

    AZ Jack

    Nov 6, 2016
  4. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2016
    So the space gray is anodized (ie coated)? :-/

    If so, I reckon I should have gotten the silver instead.
  5. sneak3 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2011
    the silver is anodized as well. it's not gonna show anything unless you scratch it, just like it happens with the silver.
  6. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2015
    They're all anodized. Just different colors. Aluminum unibody MacBooks have always been anodized, even when the color was exclusively silver.
    It's tough stuff though, as long as you don't scratch it with anything metallic or abrasive. Cleaning clothes or solutions aren't going to hurt it.
  7. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2010
    Gleen Clean cloths. They're amazing. My mom just turned me on to them and I'm pissed I didn't find them sooner. It cleans multiple surfaces with glass and aluminum at the top using nothing but tap water. I can attest that they work great. They even seem to keep things cleaner, longer.

    Best deal here:

    I've only used the stainless steel cloth on stainless steel. I ONLY use the regular white cloth on my Mac.
  8. myscrnnm macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    They're all anodized, and always have been since Apple started using aluminium.

    Anyway, I just clean my tMBP with compressed air. For more stubborn debris, like dried food or oils, I wipe it with a very slightly damp cloth.
  9. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2016
    I have used the same method of cleaning for all my aluminium MacBooks with nothing but great results -

    Large microfibre cloth sprayed evenly and lightly on one side with iklear cleaning solution;
    Clean body/KB and screen;
    Use dry side to polish/dry any parts polished.

    Laptop always looks new and the finish is residue free and anti-static.

    The whole process takes minutes. Easy.
  10. sneak3 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2011
    Is iKlear really safe to use on the retina screen? so afraid of that.
  11. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2016
    It's made to be! Google.
  12. Benny L macrumors member

    Benny L

    Jan 17, 2017
    Vegas baby
    I use endust antibacterial spray on all my apple stuff- iphone ,ipad , macbrook pro.
    But hold it - let me explain before the nutcases come out of woodwork.
    I take a microfiber towel, spray some endust antibacterial spray on the towel to dampen and the wipe down and roll and dry.
    Works great on screens , metal bodies , keyboards, plastics, etc and it says on can good for electronics.
    Been using it for yrs
    Again ,spray on rag , and wipe and roll to dry - do not douche with spray on macbook or other stuff- moisten towel then wipe

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