what can i clean my screen with?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by TheNorthWaves, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. TheNorthWaves macrumors 6502

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    I decided to break this down into two separate questions:

    1) what normal product can I find in any store that is safe and effective to clean my glossy macbook screen with?

    2) what's the better stuff to use, that I probably have to order online?

    Thanks
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    I've had some luck with the iclear stuff that Apple sales.
     
  3. chipchen macrumors 6502

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    just use water. very very lightly damp cloth, then dry cloth... microfiber better.

    iclear is great... but i'm convinced it's 99% water and 1% some sort of cleaning agent.

    DON'T use anything alcohol or ammonia based.
     
  4. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    A damp microfibre cloth is the way to go!

    Your MacBook should have come with a small black cloth, that works wonders cleaning the screen too. It's a kind of microfibre called Ultrasuede.
     
  5. khunsanook macrumors 6502

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    another vote for a water-dampened microfiber cloth. You don't need something like iKlear. I've been using water for 2 and a half years and my screen is scratchless and spotless.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I lick it clean.

    Though seriously, I just use a microfiber cloth.
     
  7. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Monster Screen Clean.

    Its Like a Gel Mist, not a liquid. it sprays, then stays, its deosnt drip.
     
  8. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    I have used iKlear and some of the others. IMO there is no need to buy those products. Like others have said, water and a microfiber cloth works just as good and is free. I did buy the Radtech cloth because I cover my keyboard with it when I close it. Great product or you can just use the smaller one Apple gives you for free when you get your Mac.
     

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