Simple Cosmetic Question

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

  1. rye1205 macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
    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 regular

    Apr 12, 2012
    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


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    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

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

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