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

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  1. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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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!
     
  2. NStocks macrumors 65816

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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!
     
  3. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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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
     
  4. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Buy several bottles, put in a larger one.
     
  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    :D

    i want to say the same thing but ive used up my smarta$$ comments of the day allotment


    also you probably only need a 1L bottle if your planning on cleaning about 20 a day
     
  8. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the comments guys LOL

    but does anyone actually know for sure the brand and the exact bottles u can get?
     
  9. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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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.)
     
  10. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

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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.
     
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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:
     
  13. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    it really doesn't need to be the specific product apple uses. You can make your own or buy a TV screen cleaner for less.
     
  14. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  15. iLikeTurtles! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    suprised you didnt ask about 2.6, good job.
     
  17. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Yikes... I wouldn't want to use that on my products :p
     
  18. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  19. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    No they are magic crystals in water nobody would pay $20 for water and vinegar ;)
     
  20. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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    :D

    I reckon screen cleaner is probably the most profitable liquid in the world, and people keep buying it despite being told what it is. I'm in the wrong business!

    Ben
     
  21. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah it is like talking to a wall. Completely hopeless and a bit sad.
    Let them waste their money.
     
  22. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    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 :)
     

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