How to clean the aluminum casing?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by robotmonkey, May 27, 2010.

  1. robotmonkey macrumors 6502

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    I got a pro yesterday and somebody already got pen on it....:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

    I used the mom spit method and now it's only a very faint and barley visible mark but I know it's there and it's gonna bother me. Anybody got any suggestions on how to clean it?
     
  2. rockerbsbn macrumors newbie

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  3. robotmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    isn't iKlear just for screens? I am talking about the aluminum casing, to the left of the keyboard to be exact
     
  4. redcupr macrumors member

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    I'll second iKlear. I use it on the screen, the keyboard, and the aluminum.

    I might be a little odd, but I have a cloth for cleaning the screen only, and another one for cleaning the keyboard and aluminum.

    My first small bottle lasted just shy of a year, just bought a big bottle today to re-up the supply.
     
  5. Retzius macrumors newbie

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    I used the Mr. Clean Magic eraser to remove a stubborn oil print that wouldn't come off with glass cleaner. Just lightly rub and watch the magic happen :).
     
  6. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

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    iKlear for aluminum too ? That will be extremely expensive. Its only for displays and screens. I use a lightly damp microfiber towel. Works fine.
     
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    ¬.¬

    From Instructions:
    And a bottle will last you pretty much forever unless you clean your machine daily. I've used 3/4 of a bottle over 3 years (2 macbook pros, two iphones, and cinema display)
     
  8. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    I use Sprayway Glass Cleaner on the entire mbp. Makes it feel nice and clean.
     
  9. robotmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Iklear didn't do **** so maybe it's a scratch..... any ideas?
     
  10. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

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    Radtech has some cleaning / scratch removing / polishing solutions. I've heard good things about them.
     
  11. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    You could try rubbing alcohol. Make sure the MacBook Pro is cold since rubbing alcohol is flammable and use it sparingly.
     
  12. ClarkWGrizwald macrumors member

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    magic eraser. period. i spent many of days cleaning macbooks (white) all day. magic erasers cut the time in half.. use with mult purpose spray.. add elbow grease..
     

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