Goo be gone + macbook = huge mistake

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dns72, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. dns72 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2009
    There was a lot of sticker residue on my plastic macbook, so I decided to use some goo be gone. It not only took the goo off, but it started taking the glossy layer off of the plastic. The plastic was literally melting in some places. I haven't used it since september, before my charger broke, and it has been out of warranty for a year and a half. It sucks, but I don't think any internal parts were damaged as a result. Now I'll know not to use this on any future laptops that I decide to put a sticker on :p
  2. youssefm macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2008
    oh ugh that sucks.. pics would be nice if it shows on camera.. seems interesting lol
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Well quite a few plastics are petrochemical-based, so using something that gets rid of them quite well tends to dissolve them.
  4. Hoopdy macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Stickers plus any laptop=tacky(especially a macbook)
  5. GrannieSmith macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2009
    City of Medicine
    Usually rubbing alcohol will get that off. It's what we use here in the hospital to get sticker residue off of IV tubes and tracheostomy collars. Maybe give that a try next time. Sometimes it takes a bit of doing, but it works nine times out of ten.

    Sorry to hear about your Mac.

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