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happyhacker

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Feb 22, 2018
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I have a mid-2014 MacBook Pro 13" and has had two screen changes, Now beginning to peel again. I've studied this and think it may partly be due to when the lid is closed the screen contacts the key corner and skin oil gets on the screen. Touching the screen is a no no for me. i constantly clean it and have a pad now to stop it closing right down (3mm gap).

What is the most reliable way of removing the anti-glare coating? I want to be ready when the coating decides to step up it's action.

Also, do the new Macbooks still have this problem? From what year?

Thanks.
 

jay-m

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Oct 30, 2019
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I used... (drumroll) cheap LCD Cleaner spray from local store and paper towels.
Actually I just wanted to clean my screen one day, but was to lazy to look for microfibre cloth, so I used kitchen paper towels and noticed that my anti glare started peeling off (it was already long gone on edges and in very centre of the screen, it looked terrible). I continued and it took me about 30 minutes to remove all of it. It was over a year ago and my screen still looks good, much better that when coating was only partially gone. Had it happened to a new notebook I would be really pissed off.

I think that actually paper towels did most of the job, and I had to switch to fresh one frequently. I did some control test with only paper tower and water and it didn't work, also tested LCD Cleaner with microfibre cloth and it didn't remove coating as well. Only combination of cleaner and fresh paper towel. Weird, but worked.
 
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happyhacker

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Feb 22, 2018
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Thanks. So its coming of with a light acid mix and a bit of elbow grease! Know what brand of cleaner it is? Then I can look it up. Don't want to start the job and finish up having trouble removing. Thanks. again.
 
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Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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OP wrote:
"i constantly clean it and have a pad now to stop it closing right down (3mm gap)."

My guess is that THAT'S WHY the screen coating keeps peeling off on you.
"Constant cleaning" is detrimental to the sprayed-on coating, because it's fragile in the first place.

Yes, new MBP's still have the sprayed-on anti-glare coating. And regardless of improvements Apple may have made in the last few years, it probably remains vulnerable to the same problems as in earlier years.

Perhaps your best bet will be to just remove the anti-glare coating and use it "glossy"...
 
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happyhacker

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Feb 22, 2018
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OP wrote:
"i constantly clean it and have a pad now to stop it closing right down (3mm gap)."
Perhaps your best bet will be to just remove the anti-glare coating and use it "glossy"...
Yep, I will soon. Well, I won't be bying a new MacBook until they give the option to have it without so I can buy my own anti-glare stick-on! it beggars belief they perpetuate the problem! Are they making so much profit they're all on Bermuda sunning it up?
 
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filmbuff

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Jan 5, 2011
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I’ve never had this problem or even seen this problem on any friends’ or family’s computer. If you plan to put an anti-glare screen protector on it anyway why don’t you just do that as soon as you buy it to protect the factory coating?
 
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happyhacker

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Feb 22, 2018
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Yep! That's a solution providing that in itself doesn't cause problems or the need for increased brightness thus less battery life. Thanks.
 
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