Safe way to clean keyboard "grease"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hypnosis, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Hypnosis macrumors member

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    Macbook's keyboard is getting shiny from finger oils and just general use. Are alcohol wipes (Clorox disinfecting wipes) safe to use to clean the keys?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I just spray some Invisible Glass on a microfibre towel and wipe it down and that works.

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  3. newellj macrumors 601

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    Your solution is much more cost-effective than mine. I power the machine off and spray iKlear onto a MF cloth. Works fine, cost per application is probably way too high...but this only happens maybe 1x/month.
     
  4. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    I just use microfibre towel without any cleaning solution, But I keep my microfibre in a case after use.
     
  5. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    I use some towel with isopropanol on my external Apple keyboard, and it takes it off easily.
     
  6. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It doesn't take long for the keys to get a polish to them. Cleaning won't take that off; the only fix would be to replace the key caps.
     
  7. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    I second this keep the chemicals away from the keyboard ( friends have noticed discoloration/flat keys) just use a micro and apply pressure. Make sure the mac is off and go in circular motions. Works for me always good luck :)
     
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