Sticky substance on bottom of macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macintoshSL, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. macintoshSL macrumors member

    macintoshSL

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    I just took a look at the bottom of my macbook and noticed a sticky blackish substance. I got some of it off with a wet cloth but the rest doesn't want to come off.

    What do you guys recommend to use to clean it up.

    thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    Goo Gone will usually work. Otherwise some Rubbing Alcohol or Acetone (nail polish remover).

    TEG
     
  4. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Goo Gone used to eat the plastic off iBooks - not sure if it will also eat MacBook plastic.
     
  5. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    Acetone probably eats it too. Nasty stuff. I'd try alcohol first.
     
  6. macintoshSL thread starter macrumors member

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    would rubbing alcohol mess up the shine? If not will this also clean up my palmrest and all.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Probably not, but I can't be sure.
     

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