Do you use a cloth to protect your screen?

Rocko99991

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 25, 2017
946
1,164
Do you use a cloth on your keyboard to protect your screen from scratches?

I see there are two companies, Radtech Screensavrz and Screen Wizard. Do these work for you? Have they prevented scratches to the screen and or it's coating?
 

New_Mac_Smell

macrumors 68000
Oct 17, 2016
1,926
1,540
Shanghai
Absolutely not. Putting anything between the screen and keyboard when it's closed is adding stress to the screen and potentially causing damage, Apple recommended against putting anything there themselves for this issue. You could possibly get away with it but if transporting the computer, the chances are there's a small amount of pressure being exerted onto the back of the display.

Best case it could result in small imprints on the screen. Worst case it could crack the screen. So use these things at your own risk but it's important to at least know and understand those risks.
 

TheScavenger

macrumors 6502
Jul 14, 2007
259
11
Kansas City, MO
I concur with New Mac Smell. I would steer clear of putting anything on the keyboard when the screen is shut. Just avoid putting pressure on the top of the computer while its shut to prevent scratches.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Rocko99991

Rocko99991

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 25, 2017
946
1,164
I concur with New Mac Smell. I would steer clear of putting anything on the keyboard when the screen is shut. Just avoid putting pressure on the top of the computer while its shut to prevent scratches.
Do you think this is the reason the coating is failing on the 2012-2015 MBP's? Pressure from the top while closed?
 

jbachandouris

macrumors 601
Aug 18, 2009
4,914
1,839
Upstate NY
I think its definitely contributing to it but I think there must be some inherent issue with the coating as well.
Quite possibly. My main reason for doing this is to keep fingerprint oil off the screen. I assume that since Apple is repairing this defect it could be something more serious than that.
 

Rocko99991

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 25, 2017
946
1,164
Quite possibly. My main reason for doing this is to keep fingerprint oil off the screen. I assume that since Apple is repairing this defect it could be something more serious than that.
Don't you think the paper will hold contaminants?
 

iregret

macrumors 6502a
Jan 23, 2012
522
117
I've used a microfiber cloth from day one on my 2013 MacBook Pro. No issues. My friend with a similar MacBook Pro has keyboard imprints on his display and the delaminating issue ya'll are talking about.

I think you're crazy if you think that paper thin piece of cloth is going to cause issues with the hinges, but it's your MacBook. Do what you want.

Perhaps consider a screen protector instead of a piece of cloth?
 
  • Like
Reactions: Rocko99991

Rocko99991

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 25, 2017
946
1,164
I've used a microfiber cloth from day one on my 2013 MacBook Pro. No issues. My friend with a similar MacBook Pro has keyboard imprints on his display and the delaminating issue ya'll are talking about.

I think you're crazy if you think that paper thin piece of cloth is going to cause issues with the hinges, but it's your MacBook. Do what you want.

Perhaps consider a screen protector instead of a piece of cloth?
Thanks. What brand of cloth do you use?
 

iregret

macrumors 6502a
Jan 23, 2012
522
117
Thanks. What brand of cloth do you use?
The brand I used was shaggymax. I don't know if they're still around or not.

https://www.amazon.com/ShaggyMax-MacBook-Retina-Screen-Protector/dp/B009D7GQ04
[doublepost=1501630013][/doublepost]
I use this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Y1HOT64/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I cut it down to just cover the keyboard though. The full size did not allow for tight closing on my 2016 MBP.

No issues, my screen looks fine.
I think I might go this route on my new 2017 MacBook Pro. More specifically, this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Notebook-Gear-ScreenSavrz-Apple-MacBook/dp/B01NCQBOWB
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Rocko99991
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.