Decolouration of MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Terenc3, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Terenc3 macrumors member

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    Anybody's MBP suffers from decolouration due to old age and long usage at the palm rest and keyboard area? I just want to confirm, because if there is, I will buy some protectors to go over.
     
  2. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    yes, some people report that their palm rests become shiny
     
  3. Terenc3 thread starter macrumors member

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    oh my god.... haha.. ok, shall be looking for stuff already!!!
     
  4. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    the shiny thing is from use over several years. and keep the palm rest clean usually alleviates this problem.
     
  5. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    Use windex and a paper towel every few weeks. No need for a shield.
     
  6. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    I can recommend Bestskinsever.They have quality skins at cheap prices. For the palmrest for the 13" 2009 MacBook Pro (identical in dimensions to the 2010 13" MacBook Pro), it is around $8-$9.
     
  7. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Windex is a bad idea. It can be damaging to the aluminum. If the OP really wants to, he can buy some iklear to use, but a damp cloth is really all it takes to clean the exterior.
     
  8. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    I’ve been windexing my screen and all of my computer. No problems yet.
     
  9. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    I use alcohol on my keys+metal

    I use a screen cleaner with a microfiber cloth on the screen.

    My space key is getting shiny where my thumb hits it (on the right side). Some keys are getting slight shiny patches in the middle.

    Macbook is 8months old.
     
  10. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    what ? how can windex damage aluminum ?

    windex is not abrasive.
     
  11. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    Windex has ammonia, wouldn't it harm the aluminium coating of the MBP?, I use it to clean the screen and it's great...
     

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