What cleaner does the apple store use? and where can you buy it?

iLikeTurtles!

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so i was at the apple store today and i saw one of the genius pul out what looks like a 1 litre bottle of some sort of cleaner. he was trying to clean some dudes macbook, i overheard and he thought some mark was a scratch and the genius cleaned it right off LOL


anyways im sure there are some apple employees here who worked at a store, what cleaner does the apple store use? (whats it called)

Thanks folks!
 

NStocks

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As far as I know, the "general" cleaner Apple uses now is iKlear. It's available all over the internet now... Not particularly cheap but in respect to your Mac purchase, it's definitely worth it!
 

gmanist1000

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Good question, I've wanted to know as well. I'll check out iKlear and see what this is all about.

Edit: I found one on Amazon, it looks like it has solid ratings and is around $20 http://goo.gl/7h5DH
 

iLikeTurtles!

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As far as I know, the "general" cleaner Apple uses now is iKlear. It's available all over the internet now... Not particularly cheap but in respect to your Mac purchase, it's definitely worth it!
yes ive heard of iklear, can you get it in the big bottles that the apple store carries? assuming it is iklear?

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i guess i should also describe the bottle. it looks like almost a 1litre spray bottle. It was clear too (transparent) as well as the liquid in it was clear.
 

dusk007

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Do you have the glass screens or matte.
For glass that is really a waste of time. There are housespun remedies that yield the same result and cost practically nothing.
It is the same as buying an expensive cleaner for your silver spoon when all it takes is some water, salt and aluminium foil. I think it is a shame that such useless stuff can even be sold for that kind of money.
 

Interstella5555

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yes ive heard of iklear, can you get it in the big bottles that the apple store carries? assuming it is iklear?

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i guess i should also describe the bottle. it looks like almost a 1litre spray bottle. It was clear too (transparent) as well as the liquid in it was clear.
Buy several bottles, put in a larger one.
 

Benbikeman

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It's just glass cleaner, which is 99% water, 1% acetic acid (eg. vinegar). No need to waste money on buying expensive bottles of water with a drop of vinegar in it! (In fact, in the case of iKlear, it's 99.1% water.)
 

Bobby.e

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They used to use iklear. Just as I left a year ago they were switching to some solution designed just for apple.
 

xFiGGiE

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Forget all these expensive "liquids". Here is the best concoction and doesn't cost you $29.99 for glorified WATER.

If you don't have one laying around, go to the dollar store buy yourself a spray bottle. Next, acquire rubbing alcohol. Fill the spray bottle about 30% with the alcohol. Next, fill the remaining space up with water. For you people with 100 year old pipes with lead or dirty water/paranoia/whatever it is you have against tap water, use your fridge's filtered water, or a pitcher or buy a gallon or distilled water. Shake it up, spray away and wipe with microfiber cloth.

Won't leave streaks because rubbing alcohol evaporates way faster than water does. I use it on a daily basis on my rMBP and it's just as good as "iKlearlyWEareRiPPiNgYoUOFF!

:apple:
 

CausticPuppy

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I use 3M electronics wipes, and then a dry microfiber towel for a final polish (to remove any streaks). Works great, and cheap.
 

FatGuy007

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so i was at the apple store today and i saw one of the genius pul out what looks like a 1 litre bottle of some sort of cleaner. he was trying to clean some dudes macbook, i overheard and he thought some mark was a scratch and the genius cleaned it right off LOL


anyways im sure there are some apple employees here who worked at a store, what cleaner does the apple store use? (whats it called)

Thanks folks!
suprised you didnt ask about 2.6, good job.
 

dusk007

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Yeah it is like talking to a wall. Completely hopeless and a bit sad.
Let them waste their money.
 

h00ligan

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If you use any of the expensive screen cleaning products, you already do. All they are is 99% water and a tiny bit of acetic acid.
Yup and 5% isn't going to cause any problems and it's also antibacterial. That said I'm not using full 5% directly sprayed onto the screen obviously :)