I've cleaned my MacBook Pro with Mr. Muscle Oven Cleaner

GustavoMachado

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And now it had a lot of white semi-visible blop stains on it. I know it was kinda stupid, but now can anyone help me? Is there a way to clean it up?

Thank you guys.
 

romesk90

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if you are serious...you probably ruined the coating.

-or- cleaner is left on it and needs to be wiped off.
-or- the cleaner etched the coating and its ruined.

Really though, if you are serious, you should always read the labels first. That cleaner clearly states what and what not to use it for. Heck, you are suppose to wear protective gear just to use it...and you decided it was a good idea to use it on something that your hands are on all day? Also, the product says NOT to use on aluminum...and what are MBP's made of... ?
 

GustavoMachado

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No troll here. Not much a mac fan, either a forum user, just a regular technology user. Yeah, I admit I was little bit sloppy but does that justifies irony and aggressive behavior? I don't think so.

And for the advices, I guess i've ruined the coat.
 

GustavoMachado

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romesk90

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No troll here. Not much a mac fan, either a forum user, just a regular technology user. Yeah, I admit I was little bit sloppy but does that justifies irony and aggressive behavior? I don't think so.

And for the advices, I guess i've ruined the coat.

Post a pic of it.
You could take it to apple to see if they will fix it or can fix it...

Whatever you do, DO NOT sand it.

There might be methods of removing the stains that are safe depending on what the stains are....chances are the longer you leave it the worse it will be to remove if they can be removed.

Worst case scenario... get a case or plasti dip your macbook

I highly recommend you get it checked out ASAP. and if you use your laptop, do not rub your eyes. Wash your hands afteruse. If there is cleaner residue, it could be harmful and who knows how it is reacting with your macbook. I would not recommend handling the macbook much if not at all until you can determine what it is, are the blobs residue, etching, coating missing, staining, etc
 

GustavoMachado

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I've managed to remove every bit of it with an wet coat and a solution with Carbonate and lemon (both not damaging to the aluminum). I've also only used on backcover of it. Maybe replace it, but since I'm living in Argentina, I dont have where to send it. My best shot is a case or some 3m skin cover like the one I posted before.

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pragmatous

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Why not just dip it in hydrochloric acid to clean it up real good like? While you're at it shoot it with a 9mm to fix that dent in the corner.

And now it had a lot of white semi-visible blop stains on it. I know it was kinda stupid, but now can anyone help me? Is there a way to clean it up?

Thank you guys.
 
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CanadaRAM

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I've managed to remove every bit of it with an wet coat and a solution with Carbonate and lemon (both not damaging to the aluminum). I've also only used on backcover of it. Maybe replace it, but since I'm living in Argentina, I dont have where to send it. My best shot is a case or some 3m skin cover like the one I posted before.
Yes, a case or skin would be the easiest way around this

Someone else posted about an aluminum paste paint that came from Ikea that they refinished their MacBook Pro with, If you have access to an Ikea store or webstore.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1752094&highlight=ikea+aluminum&page=2
 

827538

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Hahaha, this gave me such a laugh. Oven cleaner on a Macbook lol. I don't even let mild detergents near the aluminium, let alone fairly corrosive oven cleaner. Yeh you probably wrecked it.
 

Rbk23

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I used lysol wipes on a laptop screen once and even that completely messed it up.
 

maflynn

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I wouldn't want to use oven cleaner or any other harsh chemical on the MBP - it doesn't seem like a good idea. :eek:
 

thundersteele

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Well you ruined the visual appearance of your Mac, but at least you didn't damage the internals. I'd just leave it like that, maybe this makes it less attractive to thieves ;)
 

Bending Pixels

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That's very funny.

But you need to make very clear that you're joking - humor does not translate well.
well....when common sense should tell you "this might not be the best choice" and you do it anyway....

Add into the fact that if you search for "how to clean your macbook pro", Apple's site for this comes up and says "don't use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives".
 

ano0oj

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Use the oven cleaner to remove whatevers stuck. Kind of like how you use a marker to erase another marker
 

nostresshere

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That's very funny.

But you need to make very clear that you're joking - humor does not translate well.
Sorry... but this whole thread seems like a joke. Oven cleaner? Really?

Things happen I guess. Like son in law...pc was not working right. I said to ship it to me so I can fix it. He puts it in one of these regular fedex boxes.... no padding, nothing - just a laptop. Guess what it looked like when I got it?