MacBook cleaner?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Samelson03, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Samelson03 macrumors 6502

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    Well, where my palms rest looks really greasy. And, I take good care of my MacBook I dont eat near it or anything. And, it's really bugging me. So, is there any cleaner that should take the werid look away? also, I have some scratches on the top that I want to get rid of.
     
  2. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    They say the "Mr. Clean Magic Eraser" works for cleaning the wrist rest. I haven't tried it yet though...

    Don't think there is much you can do about the outside. The plastic is polished, so anything you do is going to take a lot of work to get that polish back. You can probably work it out, but I am not sure it would be worth the effort.
     
  3. muldul macrumors 6502

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    COuld you post some pics, there are different cleaners for different marks
     
  4. Samelson03 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can live with the scratches on the top since you never see them. But, i'll definitely check out that cleaner you recommended.
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Of course you can get the outside polished again. Just use Ice Creme. It got all the scratches out of my old iBook G4.

    http://www.radtech.us/products/IceCreme.aspx
     
  6. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    Mr. Clean Magic Erasers work for me.

    Unfortunately I've been out of them for a while.


    You can also get the included cloth slightly wet and wipe it down with that. Just don't to that to the screen.
     
  7. patrickmacrumor macrumors regular

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    Try typing with resting your palms. It takes some time to get use to it, but it's a very good way to keep your MacBook palm rests white.
     
  8. Samelson03 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My palm rest isn't like that brownish color it is all white but on certain angles you can see it kind of looks greasy like I said before.
     
  9. patrickmacrumor macrumors regular

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    I did not say your palm rest was brownish :), but any contact with the surface will leave some "grease." This can happen when you use your trackpad, or when you're picking it up. I know what you mean. Prior to using an external keyboard and mouse, I used to clean the palm rest and keyboard once a week with iKlear. Now I only use a can air to remove dust from time to time.

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    Patrick
     
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