Safest way to clean Castor oil off your screen

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Yumid, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Yumid macrumors member

    May 11, 2014
    had castor oil on my hands and thought I got it off good enough but the stuffs pretty thick. Anyway, there are light smears of it on my screen from my fingers when opening and closing it. Nothing that bugs me when its on, but when its off and black I can notice the little smears.

    So what would be the easiest way to clean your screen, without scratching it and VERY lightly scrubbing to get rid of the smears.

    Would it safe to use a little bit of water? The idea of doing that even scares me. Id power it down completely then very light just dampen something and wipe the screen? But I dunno if that would work even, might just smear it more. Takes soap when washing it off your hands, water doesn't work at all on castor oil.
  2. x3n0n1c macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2014
    As high % rubbing alcohol as you can get will help with the oil. Soap is not recommended but since it is oil, a very very dilute soapy water might do the job.

    Ideally, use a LCD cleaning solution as that should do the trick.

  3. TheIguana macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2004
    Castor oil is decently hydrophobic so I doubt water alone is going to do the trick.

    What I would recommend, dish soap (sunlight), water and a microfiber cloth. Prepare the water and dish soap, soak the microfiber cloth and then wring it out so the cloth is only damp (no excess water). Then use that to wipe down the display. Afterwards, rinse out the cloth with water until the soap is gone, then wring it out the cloth again until it is only damp and wipe the screen down again. If there are any drops of water on the screen, use the include cloth that came with your Mac or an eyeglasses cloth to wipe away any streaks.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Spray some Invisible Glass on a microfiber towel and gently wipe.


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