What is the best way to get rid of that Shine?

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  1. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

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    Im talking about the keyboard. Mine gets that shine every once and a while, and using a screen cleaner + microfiber doesnt completely get rid of it.

    Is there someway, preferably using a common household item, to get rid of that keyboard shine almost completely?

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  4. Hydrocity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, reading it now.
    I do most of the time. But Im still 17, so I probably still secrete a lot of oils. Its fine, but I would like to find a way to clean it off.
     
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    I use one of those iSkin keyboard covers. It felt weird for the first couple hours, but now I type faster and more quietly with it. No oil, either.
     
  6. Sam2lucky13 macrumors 6502

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    dont use windex and paper towels man too much lint left behind and could get under your keys...i have the same problem and just quickly go over each individual key with thesehttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003N0YYK6 they dont leave a lot behind a make your track pad nice a smooth too.
     
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  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    It's called wearing. It happens when you use stuff. You will not be able to clean it away.
     
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    Is that what it's called, snarky69?

    I'd bet it is oil from your fingers and it can be cleaned away. I usually get mine out with my eyeglass cleaning solution and the microfiber that the MBP came with.
     
  10. snaky69, Jun 29, 2011
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    snaky69 macrumors 603

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    All the apple keyboards I've seen do get somewhat shiny from oil, but the roughened texture they have to prevent them from being shiny also slowly wears away as you use the keyboard, I'd know, I own the wireless keyboard and my non-unibody MBP, both have shiny keys(the most used ones being the shiniest) and both are squeaky clean. My macbook pro's trackpad also has a nice shiny spot about 1 inch in diameter in the middle, I guess I tap to click there a lot.

    I stand by my statement, unless you stare at them instead of using them, the keyboard's key will eventually become shiny.
     
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  12. Hydrocity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. Im thinking about using Windex w/microfiber.

    Can anyone confirm that it wont mess up my keyboard somehow. I doubt it will, but I dont want the lettering wipe off.
     
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    Something about the word secrete rubs me the wrong way.
     
  14. head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

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    i don't suggest using any chemicals (such as windex).

    just put some water drops on the microfiber and wipe away. don't use bounty (paper towels) or stuff like that as the lint will probably get in the cracks of the keyboard area.

    if u want to permanently remove the oil keyboard issue, buy a thin/cheap keyboard cover from ebay.
     
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  16. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Windex contains ammonia, I'm not sure it plays very well with plastic, it should cause no problem to the aluminum though.

    I'd try either a slightly moist microfiber cloth(and I do mean slight moist) or some isopropyl alcohol. The alcohol will break down oils and fats and will evaporate very quickly.
     

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