Mba cleaning

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Horsegoer, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Horsegoer macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012
    I assume that I should use 2 different cleaners for the screen and "aluminum"/case.

    What are the best cleaners? Wanna try to keep nicey nice for as long as possible? And it's always smudging. Thanks
  2. Higgs1 macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    I actually use a microfiber cloth to clean my macbook pro and just a tiny bit of water helps get the dirt/buildup removed with the microfiber cloth. Its an eye glass cloth but works great on both the screen and the aluminum body. I'm sure there are real products designed for both but for like $1 I'm happy with my results lol
  3. lc25 macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2009
    I swear by iKlear and use it on everything, plastic,aullu and screen without any problems and brings everything back to looking brand new.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Apple gives instructions on how to clean your Mac in the User Guides for the MBA, MBP and iMac:
    Also, you'll find plenty of suggestions by searching through the many existing threads on this topic.
  5. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
    I use iKlear for my Mac, both the screen and the body, along with a microfiber cloth. I always spray onto the cloth, not the Mac, when using. I also use compressed air to clean the dust away for the key and hinge area - blowing in from the side. This make my MBP look new, and from the look at it right now, I need to give it the once over today :)
  6. chekk macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2011
    What the Apple store uses

    I picked up my MBA from the Apple Store in the Stanford Shopping Center this week, and when the Genius took it out of the foam wrapper she noticed that it hadn't been cleaned after the repair. I said that I had iKlear solution at home and would take care of it myself. She said "we have something better than that", then went in the back and came back with a tub of wet wipes. She used the same wipes to clean the screen, keyboard, and the aluminum exterior.

    I was curious what they were using, so took a good look at the label on the tub: it was made by a company called Lym-Tech, and indicated that the wipes were "Grade 6", and that the solution was 70% isopropyl alcohol and 30% water. The part number was 6-LS7030. I didn't manage to snap a pic, but with the info fresh in my mind I googled the product, and I'm pretty sure it was this one:

    (The wipes are about 20 cents each in quantity)

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  7. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

    Dec 29, 2007
    You can either buy iKlear from the Apple stores (online and retail) or Muc Off. Both have done me extremely well.
  8. Kelped macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2010
    I use water. Water works extremely well for me. It's great.

    But then again, I may not be as greasy or sticky as some other folks out there.
  9. Xikum macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2011
  10. Horsegoer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012
  11. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2011
    California, USA
    Only if it's 10M. That diluted stuff is for sissies. :p
  12. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    Way over thinking this...wet a rag...wipe it down....go do something else....Really, it's alum and plastic.....use common sense.....
  13. Xikum macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2011
    Ever heard of Fluoroantimonic acid? Try some of that and see what happens :D
  14. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2011
    California, USA
    Now you're talking!! That's hardcore stuff! :D
  15. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    In my school's chemistry lab, they have 12 molar HCl (aq). I'll just ask to borrow it. I'll explain that I want to dissolve my computer. I'm sure my chem teacher won't mind or be concerned.
  16. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    I remember a jerk dropping a nickle in acid in our chem lab and it near blew up and they has the evacuate the entire wing of the school due to the gas emitted. :eek:

    So use these produce with care!:p
  17. DvlFig macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2012
    $218.60 for the Lym-Sat is a bit too hardcore for me lol. Seems to be an awesome product but, sheesh!
  18. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2010
    I have a zagg shield on mine so just use a microfibre cloth on that and screen cleaner on the screen. Still looks great but it is only 4 months old.

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