Besides the good advice about washing hands, which isn't always possible for me witha laptop on the go, I've always had success with using the commercial product "Goo Gone". It's fairly gentle and seems to work harder the longer it stays on. I used it on my old clamshell iBook's surfaces with no ill effects and have used it on several kinds of white and off-white polycarbonate with no problems.MUCKYFINGERS said:You know what I'm talking about, iBook owners? The black marks from your hands that stain the white handrest area of the iBooks? How do you manage to clean that? Or do you just accept it and move on with life?
I'll third this -- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works like a charm. One quick skim with a barely damp eraser and the handrest mark disappears. I a careful to keep my hands clean, but I still get this handrest mark.gregorydanger said:I second the "Mr. Clean Magic Erasers." When I had an iBook, I used them and they worked wonderfully.
I fourth this. (can I do that?)newmaccanada said:I'll third this -- Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works like a charm. One quick skim with a barely damp eraser and the handrest mark disappears. I a careful to keep my hands clean, but I still get this handrest mark.
It doesn't for me... think I'll have to give Mr. Clean a go... And lilstewart92 do you mean nail polish remover? That stuff is very abrasive; I'm surprised it didn't cause even more damage (well, can't really say w/out seeing pictures).diehldun said:iKlear should do trick.
Ok, yeah, wow. Many thanks to all those recommending the magic erasers. My ibook now sparkles again. It even took off a bit of pen that was on the upper edge around the screen, no problem. Truly amazing. Thanks all!TaKashMoney said:But wow, magic erasers.. makes it like brand new.... Highly recommended. great advice!!
Told ya!California said:Didn't believe all you guys about the magic erasers. But just got a couple of month old ibook with slightly dirty palmrests. Water and microfiber cloth didn't clean it.
So i remembered I had one of those magic erasers somewhere.
Oh thank you Lord! My ibook palmrest is SPOTLESS. Unreal.
Have you tried the grocery store or Safeway or any place like that? They sell them at Target and the grocery and places like that over here, so if they exist across the pond you should be able to find them pretty easily.lpshean said:I cant seem to find Magic Erasers in the UK! (or at least ive tried on ebay and cant find em. )