White MacBook Base Clean

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  1. Big Ron macrumors 6502

    Big Ron

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    My white MacBook rubberised bottom is a bit scuffed and dirty, I can live with the scuffs but the dirt is annoying me. Has anyone got a tried and tested method for successfully cleaning the rubberised bottom?

    I live in the UK so if any of you are kind enough to suggest a retail product, can you give examples for the UK:D

    Thanks :cool:
     
  2. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    I’ve used a Magic Eraser for this exact purpose. Not sure if they’re available in the UK. Be careful with the water, though. I usually only clean it when it gets really dirty - and I remove the bottom cover, clean it, let it dry well and then put it back on the MacBook.

    https://www.mrclean.com/cleanbook/magic-erasers-101

    Similar product:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jml-5020044770276-Magic-Eraser-V1352/dp/B00097ECGM
     
  3. Big Ron thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Make sure it is just a regular plain Magic Eraser! Otherwise you will end up with some interesting marks on the bottom...
     
  5. Big Ron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Update to all:

    I have ordered a replacement part so won't need to clean it straight away:cool:

    I'll look into the Magic Eraser and practice on my original dirty bottom;)
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Just a note... If your bottom case is exhibiting separation you are eligible for a free part from Apple.
     
  7. Big Ron thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately there is no separation its just very dirty. One of the screws had red loctite type paint on it (to deter opening I guess) and that had bled onto the rubberised bottom. :eek:

    I just prefer to start afresh with a clean base and take responsibility for its upkeep.

    As an aside, I swear it feels faster than my Imac, god bless SSD's:)
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Have a look at that recall program though...
     

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