How to clean the mb aluminum?

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  1. lozar macrumors newbie

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    Hi to all, I need to clean my mb unibody because it's a little bit dirt and full of fingerprints. What's the suggested/safest method to clean the aluminum and remove the stains left by the fingers?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mojo1 macrumors 65816

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    If a microfiber cloth moistened with water won't do the job, I recommend OmniCleanz from Radtech. It's non-conductive, leaves no residue and removes greasy fingerprints. Since it doesn't conduct electricity it is safe for electronics...

    I use it on cameras/lenses, displays, keyboards, eyeglasses... just about everything.

    The larger bottles are the best deal: http://www.radtech.us/products/omnicleanz.aspx
     
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    lozar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    On the manual is suggested to use simple water and a cloth...
     
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  6. rainking macrumors regular

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    No. Do not use alcohol.
     
  7. lozar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I'll try first with simple water, and I'll let you know if it worked…
     
  8. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    bad idea... i think that can cause some damage.
     
  9. mtip macrumors member

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    Not entirely true.

    Although in most cases just plain old water is enough, alcohol is safe. How I know? I've been using alcohol to clean my 13" MBP all over every couple of weeks for almost a year now and it looks like new. Zero damage.

    Just take a soft microfiber cloth, moisten with a bit of alcohol (pure ethanol is best) and rub away. It evaporates quickly, dissolves grease and dirt easily and won't leave a residue on the surfaces and as long as you don't get liquids inside the computer, it won't do any damage.

    NB: only use alcohol on a glossy glass-covered screen though, as the finish of the matte screens might not be 100% resistant to alcohol.
     
  10. lozar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @mtip thanks! I've used alcohol to clean the plastic keybord aforetime (knowing its grease cleaning properties) and it did the job perfectly (the keyboard becomes like new) but I was unsure about using it on aluminum.

    Tomorrow I'll try first with water and if I'm not satisfied I'll try alcohol.

    Thanks to all BTW ;)
     
  11. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    A wet bath towel works well. No tissue residue, and it doesn't leave mineral deposits.
     
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  13. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Water in a spray can + microfiber cloth = win
     
  14. HRodMusic macrumors member

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    about 75% alcohol and a 25% water mix, a nice microfiber cloth and you are set sir, btw never ever clean the screen with that mix! hope i helped!
     
  15. lozar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, in the end I used alcohol, simply great! Water was fine but the macbook was very dirty and alcohol worked better. No need to buy specific products, waste of money, my macbook is now as new.
     
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    ew
     

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