Trackpad - signs of wear

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thekb, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. thekb macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2010
    I've had my new MBP for about 2 months and already see a definite circular wear mark on the center of the trackpad. Is there a proper way to clean this? Or is it just a feature of trackpads?
  2. De5 macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2012
    I've had mine for 140 cycles and absolutely no wear on it. Maybe just try washing it out with a very lightly wetted cloth, and a little bit of soap. If it doesn't get out, then it's maybe just sweat or oils from your hand
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I use iKlean for most things. It is easy on the Macs and I don't worry about damage. You can also try a magic eraser but a trackpad will likely show signs of wear over time.
  4. Ploki macrumors 68020

    Jan 21, 2008
    had mine for 4 years no wear... looks as if it was new.
  5. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    I'm pretty sure the trackpad is covered with a thin layer of glass. Pretty much impossible to wear it down or permanently stain it.
  6. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Just give it a spray with some iKlear (or similar)
  7. Zauberer macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2010
    That's finger grease and I honestly get that on my trackpad after hours of use. I use a spray bottle with water on a cloth to get rid of the circle and it looks good as new. I've had my MBP for almost 2 years now.
  8. uhslax24 macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2012
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
    Just be sure to not spray water directly on the trackpad!

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