What do I use to clean my MacBook screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Samelson03, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Samelson03 macrumors 6502

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    I heard just getting a cloth and water is bad.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Doesn't the MacBook come with a cloth for the screen?

    A microfiber cloth works well.
     
  3. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    iKlear works pretty well, if you want to pay a premium for it.
     
  4. Skeletal-dæmon macrumors 6502

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    Our local tech store guy uses his car windshield fluid mixed to a very dilute cocktail of about one part fluid to a dozen parts water. He uses it to clean all the screens in the shop and it seems to work quite well.
     
  5. huskydsl macrumors member

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    i use "iClean" from Monster. It works really good, sort of a gel spray stuff. You spray it on the included microfiber cloth and wipe the screen. Works great for removing dirt/oils from keyboards too.
     
  6. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    I found the best thing for glossy screens to be simply water on a microfiber cloth. The cleaning products like iKlear all streaked on my screen making it pretty unusable until they went away which did not happen so quickly. I use iKlear on my matte MBP, both the screen and casing, and it works great.
     
  7. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Some CrazyGlue + Sandpaper works serious wonders. :rolleyes:

    Actually.. don't. iKlear is what I use. ;)
     
  8. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    I have always used a lightly damp cloth on my matte displays without any issues. So long as you don't use anything with ammonia.
     
  9. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    I just dampen half of the microfiber cloth that came with it... i wet the screen and then dry it.
     
  10. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm an advocate of iklear as well. When used properly, it makes my screen look as good as the day I got it, and also works for the casing, palmrests, keyboard, etc.
     
  11. phalewhale macrumors 6502a

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    I've never been able to understand people who use iClear type stuff, polish, wipes or any other kind of cleaning agent on electronics gear - or anything else for that matter.

    The ONLY thing to use is a damp lint free cloth. It's also the cheapest. This iClear stuff is just a con IMO
     

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