iKlear or Moster iClean for your MBP monitor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by clcwong, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. clcwong macrumors newbie

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    need to get one of these to clean the monitor when it comes...
    which one is better?

    seems more good reviews on Moster iClean as it is in gel form
     
  2. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

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    i use iKlear
     
  3. theITGuy macrumors 6502a

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  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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  5. NATO macrumors 68000

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    I didn't like iClear on my MBP screen to be honest, I found it was hard to get it applied so that it didn't go all streaky. It didn't really affect things when the screen was on, but it didn't look the nicest when you opened the laptop and saw a streaky screen. Did keep the dust away though...
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I lick mine clean :D

    Then I use iKlear to finish it off.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    That crap has got to be the biggest scam going. A damp microfiber cloth keeps all my screens sparkling.
     
  8. Liquidpics macrumors member

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    But people keep buying it? That little bottle for $20? Are you kidding?
     
  9. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

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    i use the wipes.. travel singles..
     
  10. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    Send me $20 and I'll mail you exactly what you need to clean your screen, you'll never have to buy more either ;)

    water + microfiber cloth
    You don't have to buy special elixers that magically clean your screen
    don't know why people buy into that stuff.
     
  11. damnyooneek macrumors 6502

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    that stuff is nothing more than some water and alcohol to make it dry fast. a damp paper towel works fine just use the cloth that came with the mbp to polish it
     
  12. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    For exactly the same reason that people buy Porches and Ferraris when a cheap Ford will get you from A to B.
    I assume you like living in your spartan square cave with rations for food and a rock for a bed?
     
  13. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    No, you've already bought the Porche (Mac), Then it doesn't really matter what kind of "soap" or "cloths" you use to clean it. It won't be cleaner or shinier simply because you pay more?? Especially with the unibody being a harder plastic/glass that doesn't scratch easily like the plastic LCDs of old, it's open to additional cleaning methods that don't require as much "finesse" ;)
     
  14. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'll have you know that my rock has hotel quality 800 thread count sheets. I can afford them because I don't buy the screen elixir.
     
  15. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Wrong.

    SLS is the stuff in toothpaste, too!

    Anyway, they have a new kit in the apple store which I bought for thirty bucks. A little on the steep side, but it came packed. 2 bottles of solution, 1 keyboard cover, one 'anti bacterial' cloth, one portable microfiber, one rly big microfiber, and one that i'm not really sure what it does, along with about 10 of the singles. Overpriced? Yeh, maybe, but my macbook pros look as good as the day I bought them, vs. those who drench their machines in alcohol and finish off with paper towels and steel wool.
     
  16. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

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    i agree. steel wool is the best way to keep that metallic look.

    my friend's iKlear left streaks. but then again, it was ordered in the middle of winter during an ice storm, so it could've froze in transit, and then somehow altered the chemistry of the whole thing.

    but i will keep telling people to use steel wool from now on if they start any more new threads on this oft repeated subject
     
  17. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Personally i use brillo pads :p
     
  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It lasts me like a whole year, so whatever. :rolleyes:
     
  19. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    True.

    I actually bought my 8 oz bottle a little less than 2 years ago and I still have 1/3 left- this with 2 mbps, an iphone and cinema display.
     
  20. machomer macrumors regular

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    I use the green side of the yellow and green sponges.

    +1 for iKlear. Got a big bottle and travel side bottle from their booth last year at MacWorld. Still haven't used more than 10%. Should last me for a good number of years to come. Hope there's not expiration date.
     
  21. emotta macrumors member

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    chlorox and sand paper usually does the job. If you have ammonia laying around that also works great.
     
  22. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    hahaha toilet duck wiped onto your screen with aluminum foil works great too :D
     
  23. DPA macrumors 65816

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    I'm gonna try that! It sounds like it'll give great results, I can't wait to get all those caked on flies off! And I can't wait to go all Jack Bauer with the bleach and ammonia!

    David

    P.S. - I previously used steel wool #4 and tool cleaner!
     

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