uMBP trackpads - do they get greasy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sy-83557, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. sy-83557 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2009
    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

    May 16, 2008

    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 6502

    May 31, 2009
    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 68030

    Jan 21, 2008
    hm, mine doesnt look worn at all. keyboard does. trackpad,no
  5. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    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 G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    The trackpad gets a bit oily but a little Windex on a paper towel takes care of it in 5 secs.
  7. Ploki macrumors 68030

    Jan 21, 2008
    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

    Jun 13, 2009
    would lysol disinfecting wipes work on the keyboard and trackpad? i don't want stuff that would leave sticky residue

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