Using water to clean the macbook pro lid?

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

  1. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    Thank you for the feedback. :)

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

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    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

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    Water, alcohol, or vinegar are all fine to use on the case and will not rust your machine :)
     

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