What do you use to clean your macbook pro screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GuitarG20, Jul 29, 2011.


What do you use to clean your MacBook Pro screen?

  1. Nothing! Just a cloth.

    32 vote(s)
  2. I use some Water with my cloth.

    28 vote(s)
  3. I use glass cleaner (or something that's not water but is wet)

    32 vote(s)
  4. Cleaning the screen? Never done it, never will :P

    6 vote(s)
  1. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    I'm sure this has been here before, but I couldn't find it.

    So comment on the poll and tell me what you use... keep in mind I have the glossy screen so (I think) it's a glass panel in front of the LCD.
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    Water and a Microfiber. I still use the one that came with the MBP.

    I used to do this weekly or biweekly, but I let it ride to see how it turns out and found it to be kind of unnecessary to do it that often. I clean the the whole MacBook Pro, screen included of course, about every month or two.

    It's doesn't get grimy at all. I wash myself.
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2011
    Boca Raton, FL

    It's the fire. Also use it to clean all my electronics; MacBookPros, Windows laptops, iPhones, TVs(LED-LCD, LCD, Plasma, DLP, rear projection), LCD monitors, I even spray some on the microfiber it comes with and wipe down the keyboard on my MacBookPro. Whenever I place a mono price order I get at least 3-4, can never have too many. And whenever anyone asks about what I use to clean stuff, I just give them one.
  5. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2010
  6. dtjay7 macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2008
    N. CA
    Microfiber cloth and iKlear, I am just a little OCD!!
  7. tmagman macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2010
    Calgary AB
    Corner of a microfiber slightly dampened with distilled water (on High-Res Anti-glare 2010 15")
  8. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    I like iKlear the best. I've tried others but I like them the best
  9. Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2008
  10. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
  11. Kyzelios macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2011
    I purchased a small spray bottle and filled it with distilled water, and I also picked up a couple of optical grade microfiber cloths. The whole kit by the time it was all said and done cost around $5.00.

    I start with a quick spray of water onto a folded microfiber cloth, clean the display, and then buff it dry with the other side of the cloth in a circular motion starting at the top left moving across to the right edge and then working down to the bottom of the display, then I also clean around the edge of the display for good measure.

    When I clean my computer I usually have the display tilted all the way back, allowing me to also clean the display hinge where dust tends to accumulate over time. It gets cleaned a couple times a month, as needed.

    The result? A MacBook Pro that still looks brand new. :)
  12. derickdub macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2011
    Try not touching the screen, works much better.

    For dust I just use a microfiber cloth, no need to add anything extra.
  13. GuitarG20 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    This is all good and well except for the part at the top with the webcam that you touch every time you open the lid xD
  14. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010
    iKlear and the cloth provide with the iklear solution
  15. Kristine, Jul 30, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2011

    Kristine macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2005
    I own a 15" 2011 with the anti-glare screen. I use iKlear and the micro-fibre cloth provided. If I just need to do a quick wipe of the screen, I use the iKlear micro-fibre keyboard protector that came in the iKlear kit.
  16. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2011
    Normally I use a dry microfiber cloth but for stubborn stains i use a lightly moist cotton t-shirt.
  17. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    i dont want to put any liquid on mine so all i do is clean it with cloth (glasses cloth)
  18. VMMan macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Not all microfiber clothes are created equal.

    The key appears to be in the weaving pattern and characteristics at the microscopic level of the fibers. I've found that the 3M brand works best for me. It actually feels almost rough on your skin because it's so fine, that it's fibers are getting caught on the small imperfections of your skin.

    That 3M cloth will pick up almost anything dry, but with a bit of water, it has always cleaned up my screens. Just make sure that your microfiber cloth is free of debris before you clean your screen. They pick up all debris and you can reapply that debris back to the screen and cause scratches.
  19. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia.
    If you have the anti-glare option- with great care.

    I clean my glossy with whatever t-shirt is lying around.
  20. SurferMan macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2010
    South FL
    Yeh be careful when cleaning anti-glare screens, some people have marred theirs.

    I use smaller microfiber from one of the ones I use on our vehicles (from autogeek, none of that store bought junk that leaves the fiber threads)., along with some detail cleaning spray. I use Duragloss FC&S as it's a great cleaner and reduces static, I notice way less dust and cat hair sticking to the screen vs using the normal computer cleaners or water. I also have this excellent targus cloth I go years ago that I use on everything from the computers to tv screens, it's held up great.. never found it again.
  21. handel30 macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011
    Miami, Florida
    I use Skip Dr. Disc Cleaner, which is the same optical grade cloth that I use to clean my CDs with. It leaves absolutely no scratches.
  22. sweetbrat macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Redford, MI
    Usually a very lightly damp cloth. Never had a problem so far.
  23. lindstedt56 macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2011
    I use iKlear it works very well, great stuff! No streaking.
  24. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    i use eyeglass cleaner that the eye doctor gave me for my glasses. if it works for fragile pieces of eye wear, why not the macbookpro? Lol

    i get free refils for it too so im covered for the lifetime of the macbook pro ...well as long as i have the bottle lol
  25. aldejesus macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011

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