Keeping an iMac Clean?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by joby866, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. joby866 macrumors member


    Jul 21, 2008
    GREAT Britain
    Anyone got any tips, how-to's, etc. On how to keep your iMac keyboard, mouse and monitor clean? I've had my Mac 3 days and I can just start to see a little bit of dirt and dust appearing here and there. I clean ANYTHING off when I see it. And I clean the monitor with the black screen cleaner that comes with your iMac when I see dust on the screen.

  2. ColinEC macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2008
    Check out this iKlear polishing kit:

    It comes a couple of different cleaning/polishing clothes to dust of the case, clean the screen, and wipe down the keyboard/mouse.

    It makes the keyboard/mouse feel brand new after cleaning, I highly recommend this stuff.
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I use iClean or iKlear for my Macs. For the grime on the palmrest of my MacBook I normally just use rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works well on grimy palmrests from what mentioned around here.
  4. joby866 thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 21, 2008
    GREAT Britain
  5. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2006
    or i just use the eyeglass cleaning solution from walmart. it is only $2-3 with free refills for life and it includes a microfiber cloth

    it is aluminum and plastic. it won't get damaged. and it won't get discolored. when was the last time you had black that was discolored?
  6. Brother Michael macrumors 6502a

    Brother Michael

    Apr 14, 2004
    I used a little windex on a soft cloth and that worked pretty well for me.

    I also just take a damp cloth and wipe it off and again no problems.
  7. Thomas_Davie macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2005
    Let's see....

    beer spilt - check
    sneeze - check
    cracker crumbs - check
    pizza bits - check

    Nope, my iMac ain't gonna stay clean.

    As a matter of fact, after having purchased my iMac, wireless keyboard and mouse, I can just about fit an entire pizza box and a six of beer on the desk,


    (the wireless keyboard was actually on top of the pizza box when I was playing Civ inside of VMWare Fusion, and I'm pretty sure the mouse would fit there too).
  8. Morod macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....
  9. imac. macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2008
    You should keep a bottle of hand sanitizer on your desk, then your keyboard wont get dirty.

    also one of the big things is to not to eat or drink around the computer, keyboard, and mouse.

    when you think nothing will happen, there is a chance it will.
  10. CBX macrumors regular

    May 15, 2007
    Can you/do you use iClean on keyboards?

    I have the wireless alu one but the white keys are starting to look a little dirty.
  11. basaltfd macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2008
    Vancouver BC
  12. joby866 thread starter macrumors member


    Jul 21, 2008
    GREAT Britain
    Can I just say that iClean is such a sweet name! Lmao :D:D

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