Stained Imac !

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  1. redhatcode29, Jan 28, 2015
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    redhatcode29 macrumors 6502

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    Guys i just obtained this 21.5" iMac and i have been trying to rid the stains with a damp cloth, even tried some of the solution wihich is used to clean the LCD... But its stubborn.... Looks like water based paint but its not i guess... Thought of using thinner but wasnt sure.... Its like ingrown, cant even scratch it off ! Any bright ideas ?

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    Wth
     

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  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Wow. Looks like whatever splashed onto it may have eaten away at the aluminum coating. If so you'll never be able to get those spots out.

    I'm no expert but this is definitely a possibility.
     
  3. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi, that was what i was afraid of, that it coating was eaten... Suprisingly, whatever spalshed on it, did not eat up the lcd glass coating....its not visible on the lcd until a very close look is given....i guess the owner quickly wiped of the glass as soon as it was splashed....
     
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  5. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

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    Check out slickwraps.com.

    They make wrapped coverings for iMac, and in Aluminum/Metal color.
     
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  7. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm probably....given the destructive substance it contains...

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    Really....willl check it out
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Any ideas of what it could be?

    I never saw anything like that.
     
  9. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A black carbon sticker did cross my mind.... But i seriouly had no knowledge that they have such wacky colours for a Mac....:)
     
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    Ouch.

    Let us know if you need anything!

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  11. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Rubbing alcohol is my favorite cleaning agent. If that won't remove it, then it's not coming off.
     
  12. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True..... I am just too cautious on as to use even alcohol....fearing that it might create a much worse situation..... A bottle of scotch is harmless right !!
     
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    Yeah ... but don't get any of it on the iMac. ;)
     
  14. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    I've been using rubbing alcohol on my computers and keyboards and mice etc... for years with no harm. The only place where I wouldn't use it would be on an iPad/iPhone screen where it could possibly affect the oleophobic coating.
     
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    That looks like when I snort/coughed when drinking coffee. I use disposable alcohol infused microfiber wipes on my iMac. It works well on organics that have dried on a surface.

    Edit: I just re-read the OP and he has that it looks "ingrown", that does sound like the metal has been eaten away.
     
  17. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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    I had very similar looking marks on mine. Couldn't scratch or rub them off. But, a little isopropyl and a microfiber cloth worked fine
     
  18. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey...that sounds promising.... Isoprop huh ! Will see if i can get some of it...thx

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    Hi, could you name the type of alcohol which you been sucessfully using on your computers....

    When u say computers, you do mean an aluminium casing right ...:)
     
  19. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I came to that conclusion since i could not even scrap it off... But i might be mistaken .... :)
     

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