Goo Gone save for removing vinyl decal residue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Squirrelflight, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Squirrelflight macrumors member

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    So I use decals on my macbook, and I use one of Pikachu holding the mac apple. I took it off recently and noticed a faint outline of the Pikachu on the mac. It's not really noticable unless you lightly rub a damp cleaning cloth on the mac. But I want to get rid of the resdiue and the faint outline on the mac.

    Is Goo Gone save? I have the silver aluminum Mac.


    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Pikachu-Pokemon-Vinyl-Decal-Sticker-Skin-Apple-MacBook-Pr o-Air-Mac-13-inch-/380762354611?pt=US_Keyboard_Protectors&hash=item58a73473b3&_u hb=1

    Would Goo Gone be safe and remove the residue? Cleanling with a damp cloth and water doesn't remove it, so I'm hoping Goo Gone is and safe.

    I read someone saying it ruined their mac BUT they were using it on a plastic macbook. I'll obviously do a little tiny test and only use a little on a cloth when applying but would it be safe on aluminum?
     
  2. lg251 macrumors 6502

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    Just cleaned up my 2009 before I sell it and used rubbing alcohol to remove the residue. It worked like a charm.
    After this I used paper towel dipped in a bowl of water that had a tiny little drop of dish soap. Then used a paper towel with water only, and then one dry.

    It looks like new.


    If you have a lot of «sticky» stuff still on it, use scotch tape or something sticky to remove some first.
     
  3. Squirrelflight thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip! The residue is weird, you don't even feel it you just see it very faintly or when you gently rub the case with water on a cloth. So I might try the goo gone and then rubbing alcohol if that doesn't work.
     
  4. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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  5. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Goo Gone was fine on my 2009 MBP. Took off the residue from a Sailor Moon Artemis decal. Didn't even leave the citrus smell behind :)
     
  6. lg251 macrumors 6502

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    No problem.

    Forgot to mention I used q-tips with the rubbing alcohol doing back and forth and circular motions. Don't put to much pressure though, the screen is right beneath. I'd rather use more alcohol and q-tips than breaking or denting the screen with too much pressure.
     
  7. diggy33 macrumors 6502

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    I use Goo Gone all the time at work to get rid of stickers that people put on their machines. I first let the GG sit on the residue, depending on how thick it is (I find that it kind of loosens it up) and then wipe it off. I dont try and rub too hard on it. After the residue is gone, I wipe it down again with some alcohol pads, and generally its good to go.
     

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