Using water to clean the macbook pro lid?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bankaimadness, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    So after doing some research online I see that Aluminum is very resistant to rusting to the fact that it usually rust after your computer die or something...

    But anyway what I wanted to know if that if I use water to clean the lid would it accelerate the rusting or corrosion?

    I heard that Aluminum can corrode but I am not sure if it is after reacting with water and oxygen.
  2. Josh.C.123 macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2009
    i cant speak for long term results, but for the last 2 months i have wiped down the mbp with water + microfibre. i dont see the need to fork out money for solutions, chemicals etc when water does the job. Just my input.
  3. Bankaimadness thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Thank you for the feedback. :)

    One thing I want to ask is how much water do you use?
  4. RITZFit macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2007
    In my Corner
    You really only need to worry about oxidation w/ bare metal. you computer has a coating on it so you don't need to worry about rusting. just don't use so much water that its making its way to the electrical compenets ;)
  5. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2006
    In a Mac box
    Water, alcohol, or vinegar are all fine to use on the case and will not rust your machine :)

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