Oil, dirt and sweat

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  1. nicknicknickh, Jun 12, 2011
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    nicknicknickh macrumors regular

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    So I just recently got a MacBook Pro and was wondering how people keep from getting grimy. Basically I want to know do you wash hands before use do you recommend some hand wipes?

    Also can any cleaning products hurt the MBP? Like the trackpad or screen ( obviously I wont use clorox on the screen ).
     
  2. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

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    I clean mine using Kimtech delicate task wipers and isopropyl alcohol.

    I also keep a buffer bulb on my desk or in my bag.
     
  3. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    I make sure my hands are somewhat clean before I use my laptop. But I typically clean everything once a week because there are some occasions where I forget.
     
  4. nicknicknickh thread starter macrumors regular

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    are the Kimtech delicate task wipers for hands or for the laptop? and what is a buffer bulb?
     
  5. bluesteel macrumors 6502

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    i clean my keys with alcohol at least once a month

    i saw that the palm rest and mouse pad on my 17" Macbook Pro got the most dirty the fastest. for that i use a product that sticks to the palm rests and mouse pad, and its worked great so far. its well-made, very durable, somewhat reusable, and sticks really well.....its made by Moshi (http://www.moshimonde.com/productDetail.aspx?group=2). Amazon also sells the product....good stuff.
     
  6. corvus32, Jun 12, 2011
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    corvus32 macrumors 6502a

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    The laptop.

    A buffer bulb is like the Giottos Rocket Air blowers. Except mine came from the pharmacy section of wal-mart. It's the little bulb thing you use to get boogers out of baby noses and stuff.
     
  7. lgfaver macrumors member

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    im also interested in this topic. i just got my 15inch MBP and i'd like to know if can use water and a soft towel to clean the body. And... can i use windex on the screen?
    obviously, im trying to save some money lol
     
  8. bluesteel macrumors 6502

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    don't use Windex!!:)

    water works fine. i just get a piece of paper towel/soft towel wet, ring it out, and clean the screen with that. don't get too much water on the screen cause it will start to run into the wrong places. i keep a dry piece of paper towel/soft towel handy and dry as i'm cleaning.
     
  9. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    paper towels can mess up your screen so it's best to use a soft cloth. i use a dampened microfiber for the screen and keys (carefully brush over the keys) and a dampened paper towel for the aluminum. i wash my hands before i touch my mbp usually, i have had it for over five months and it looks brand new with these methods.
     
  10. corvus32 macrumors 6502a

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    The MBP's come with a soft cleaning cloth. I'd use that to clean the glass instead of a paper towel.
     
  11. MacsOnAnabolics macrumors regular

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    iKlear wipes work very nicely for all of your Apple products.

    I also have a moshi key guard for the keyboard. So I don't every really need to clean my keyboard on my 15" MBP.
     

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