I Waxed my MBP Screen and....

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  1. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    It resists fingerprints now! My screen was really dirty because I've been sick and inadvertently sneezing on my screen. I decided to clean it and then put Meguiars Gold Glass Carnauba car wax on it. Now it feels super slick and resists fingerprints.
     
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    But how many miles per gallon is it getting?
     
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    Wow, I've seen a handful of other people doing this. Not quite my cup of tea, but if it works for you...
     
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    I'll upload a video of my rubbing my hand on my screen.
     
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    Can you rub it on more than just your MBP? ;):eek::rolleyes::)
     
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    No.
     
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    Seriously? :rolleyes:
     
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    OKAY! :D:p

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    I started out with waxing my new bike and after seeing how shiny and smooth it got the clear coat finish, I decided to apply it to my MBP screen. I'm really glad I did too! It also repels water. It beads up on the surface and wipes off super easily.
     
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    This is dumb (sorry for the harsh wording). You are going to need to remove it eventually (just like one does when they are detailing a car). But it usually takes a pretty strong detergent/wax remover to do so. And there is no way in heck I would put that on my screen.

    Wax leaves build up, plain and simple. If anything maybe a sealant (like opti-seal). But still, don't see the need.
     
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    If it starts to degrade, I will just wipe it with a slightly abrasive cloth. A cloth with such properties can be found in the kitchen! A paper towel is particularly abrasive, but not against glass because cellulose is not as hard as glass.

    ..or I could just melt it off with light heat.
     
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    .. or you could lick it with light tongue
     
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    Light tongue, hand rubbing, what are we talking about here?
     
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    And how hard of glass is on the MBP?

    Good luck removing by just using that anyways. There is a ton of oils in wax (even more so in the one you chose to use, filler oils).

    You would probably be ok if you carefully use a mix of dawn and water. And then something like iklear to follow. Thinking about it, iKlear may just work on its own. As its great for removing hand oils.
     
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    Why not? It's glass. Not some crappy plastic that might not be OK with detergent.
     
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    I posted it for others as an alternative to a wax job: no glare, no fingerprints and it can be easily removed with no residue. The Power Support film is not cheap in comparison to its competitors but it is sturdy and doesn't introduce artifacts or color shifts. I also use the film on an iPad.
     
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    I just use a ShaggyMac cloth. No oils from the keyboard touch the screen when it is closed.

    Removal doesn't require detergents, either. ;)
     
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    That's great. If the screen would be made of actual glass, and not just a synthesized version of it.

    Paper towels aren't bad just because they destroy things like glasses, lenses and so on, but also because they absolutely suck in terms of polishing pure glass. Don't ever use paper towels to clean what may or may not be glass. Best case scenario, it's just bad. Worst case scenario, you'll scratch the surface.

    Waxing plastic and then recommending removing it with either a damaging product or heat? Heh. Awesome.
     
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