Macbook Pro Retina Screen Cleaner?

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  1. Brett1203 macrumors 6502a

    Brett1203

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    What do you all use to clean your Macbook Pro Retina screens with? I know it has a coating on it, so what do you find is safe for wiping and cleaning? I know of course Windex is a big No No, but what is good for it?
     
  2. chino101 macrumors newbie

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    I was told to just use a small bit of water to damp part of a microfibre cloth (Apple give you one), and to use the dry part to remove any excess.

    I did have the coating wear away after a year though so there may be a better solution.
     
  3. Sumter macrumors regular

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    I never let any liquid get on the screen, I just use the microfibre cloth that came with my glasses (lol) to clean the screen whenever I notice fingerprints or dust.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Soft clothy very slightly damp as apple suggests, there are issues with the AR coating flaking off on some retina screens but apple will replace under warranty.
     
  5. Brett1203 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. TSloper74 macrumors member

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    Not all microfiber cloths are created equal. They can also hold particles that will scratch the coating. You won't see it until it's too late.

    Go buy a pack of Hanes white tshirts and wash them with a little liquid detergent and no fabric softener. To clean the screen use a fresh tshirts and dampen it with a little bit of water. Clean the screen but don't scrub. Let the water do the work. Then use the same towel to dry the screen. Keep flipping to unused portions of the tshirt.

    Microfiber is risky.
     
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    I've used the microfiber from apples iPhone and iPad without issues for years now. I've also used ones that one gets with glasses with no problems.
     
  8. Brett1203 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The reason I want to clean it so bad, Ive only had it for a few weeks and we never touch the screen but at the bottom area there are those "Spots" that have the look of the coating needing to be cleaned so I hope its not the coating coming off or something.
     

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