Help clean glue off screen

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  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68030

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    I tried to cover my camera ono a macbook pro with a small piece of black electric tape, now there is ugly glue residue that is giving a cloudy effect on the shiny screen.

    Any tips on how to clean it out without damaging the screen?
    I tried rubbing it with a pencil eraser and removing it with screen cleaner (Whoosh!), it got better but there is still a cloudy effect around the square piece of tape itself.
     
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  4. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    won't it damage the screen?
    the display is treated with chemicals that keeps shiny and gives it the clear look

    that might be extremely corrosive
     
  5. Shadow Jolteon macrumors regular

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    I would try using a clean strip of electrical tape to try to pull as much off the remaining adhesive as possible, then clean the glass thoroughly with either some kind screen cleaner or rubbing alcohol with a soft cloth.

    If it's still stuck on, look closely to see if it isn't actually scratches or the anti-glare coating didn't come off in that area. If it is indeed residue still stuck, you could try using a plastic razor blade (or other kind of sharp, but soft tool) to gently scrape it off, then clean again.
     
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Purosol. It's safe enough for NASA's lenses and high end camera equipment, so it's probably OK on your screen.

    If you want something cheap and easy on-hand, spray some WD-40 on a clean cloth, and then use cloth to remove residue. Then immediately get another cloth with water and wipe off any WD-40 residue.
     
  7. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanks, its not like hard glue, its the kind of mushy soft clue that like the Uhu stick. I think I might try Purosol
     
  8. oldhifi macrumors 65816

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    its a lubricant:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40
     
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    It is glass that has the glue on it, right? Glass is tough, oil won't damage it nor hairspray. You could test on a window in your house first if you are doubtful.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    But phone screens have special coatins that are noticeable if removed chemically.
     

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