Simple Cosmetic Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rye1205, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. rye1205 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    #1
    When my BTO MBA arrived, the first thing I did upon taking it out of the box was a quick defect check around the body of the thing to make sure there wasn't any major defects I should send it back for. I quickly noticed one on the bottom of my machine.

    It's almost like a scratch, but upon 'playing with it' I realized that it's essentially remnants from a long sticker. [Although I'm sure that's not what it truly is.] It's almost as if someone took a very small amount of glue and lightly glided it across the back. Does anyone know a good way for me to get this off safely and easily? Also, has anyone else had this problem?
     
  2. Reidan macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2012
    #2
    Glue and other sticky substances can typically be removed with alcohol and gentle rubbing. It will not harm the aluminum surface of the mac.
     
  3. ixodes macrumors 601

    ixodes

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Location:
    Pacific Coast, USA
    #3
    WD-40 is extremely fast & effective at removing any type of adhesives.

    It's completely safe around electronics, plastics, and anything other than fabrics.

    What I like, is it's so much faster & easier than using rubbing alcohol.
     
  4. Newtype macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Location:
    Vancouver BC
    #4
    Firsy try using scotch tape to remove the residue. If it doesn't work, you can try isopropyl alcohol.
     

Share This Page