uMBP trackpads - do they get greasy?

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  1. sy-83557 macrumors newbie

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    I've read everywhere that the keyboard gets "shiny", but does that happen to this trackpad, considering it's glass?


    I checked the search feature and couldn't find anything, and the Google searches were all about older trackpads.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. DFTU101 macrumors member

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    Trackpad

    Yeah, the keys do get shiny over a few months. The trackpad can get a worn look in the more heavily used regions. You can get a trackpad film/protector from various merchants like Marware or Powersupport; I have not found these to affect the function of the trackpad
     
  3. jpma macrumors regular

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    yes. keyboard does get shiny after some use
    in the end i bought a keyboard protector, it didn't cause anything much to the temperature maybe 1~2 celsius difference.

    as for trackpad I'm not very sure since i clean it once a week
    it's a glass trackpad maybe it is more durable
    I like the feel and the texture on the trackpad
    no idea how would it be with a film on it thou
     
  4. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    hm, mine doesnt look worn at all. keyboard does. trackpad,no
     
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Unless you are a freakish sweat machine or your hero is Pig-Pen and you emulate him in every way, no. The trackpad does not get greasy and the keyboard does not get shiny.

    Do this and you'll never have an issue:

    1) wash your hands
    2) occasionally pre-moisten a lint-free towel with glass cleaner and wipe the trackpad, kbd, and screen.

    In other words, clean up after yourself and you'll be good.
     
  6. mcdj macrumors 604

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    The trackpad gets a bit oily but a little Windex on a paper towel takes care of it in 5 secs.
     
  7. Ploki macrumors 68000

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    i didnt clean my trackpad for 7 months and its spotless...
    not "wear marks" like the pre-unibodies.
    its glass, it doesnt have ""wear"" marks.
     
  8. nyjets19 macrumors newbie

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    would lysol disinfecting wipes work on the keyboard and trackpad? i don't want stuff that would leave sticky residue
     

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