How to clean the aluminum casing?

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

  1. robotmonkey macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    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

    May 21, 2010
  3. robotmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    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


    Jul 15, 2008
    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

    Aug 28, 2009
    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

    Gorilla Power

    Mar 19, 2010
    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

    Oct 24, 2007

    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


    Dec 28, 2007
    I use Sprayway Glass Cleaner on the entire mbp. Makes it feel nice and clean.
  9. robotmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    Iklear didn't do **** so maybe it's a scratch..... any ideas?
  10. Gorilla Power macrumors 6502

    Gorilla Power

    Mar 19, 2010
    Radtech has some cleaning / scratch removing / polishing solutions. I've heard good things about them.
  11. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    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

    May 19, 2010
    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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