hod do you clean your mbp ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by UKBeast, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. UKBeast macrumors 6502

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    my mbp's metal surface is fading to black, what chemicals should i use to clean it ?
     
  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Ah yes, someone from Bournemouth!

    How long have you had it for? anodised aluminium is not meant to get corroded after a very long time. Maybe desmutting might work.
     
  3. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well its got some black marks and when you squize your hands on the surface those black marks seems to disappear but then appears again in time, looks like dirt but i do not have how its happening normally i keep it very clean, its always in the skin
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    iKlear for base scrub. Vacuum with Shop-Vac® micro cleaning kit. White glove verification under LED lighting with 24 point inspection, then run Apple service diagnostic to make sure everything is running properly.
     
  5. spencers macrumors 68020

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    I used 70% isopropyl alcohol (aka rubbing alcohol) and a rag last night on the aluminum casing. Works great!

    Usually just use 70% EtOH from my lab. Works equally well.
     
  6. Badrottie Suspended

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    isopropy alchol might ruin metal case. Call Apple ask how to clean it for your own safe than big time sorry
     
  7. macbookpro45 macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure those apple geniuses will suggest replacing the case/buying a new computer HA
     
  8. LiquidSpikes macrumors regular

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    Windex :D

    No lie it works great and keeps clean.

    My friend uses diluted vinegar... which makes his comp stink horribly but looks great :D
     
  9. spencers macrumors 68020

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    You're joking, right?
     
  10. ThemacNub macrumors regular

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    Anythings fine. Its an peice of aluminium with no finishing coat, alcohol wont ruin anything, i use it on mine too.
     
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  12. Bibgibs macrumors newbie

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    I used chlorox wipes once. It seemed to work great. I used them because I had let a friend use my laptop for a while, and I don't really like sharing keyboards.
     
  13. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Exactly, you don't know where their hands have been, and what seminal fluids they've been in contact with :eek:
     
  14. echosky81 macrumors newbie

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    Will using rubbing alcohol on the case remove minor blemishes? I have 3 tiny spots on the brushed aluminum I can't seem to remove.
     

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