With what do you clen your MB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anti-microsoft, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

    Dec 15, 2006
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Can anyone who has a white Macbook tell me what the best product is for cleaning it?:p (Both the keyboard and it's surroundings, and the lid and the bottom)

    Oh yeah and by the way I ment clean not clen
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Well, this thread thinks it's found the best answer. To be honest, there are a few different techniques. Have a look around the forums because there've been quite a few threads on this in the past. :)
  3. tngisaga macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2006
    San Jose, CA
    i use iKlear to clean my mbp, but you can also use it on your macbook. most of the people on here will recommend it. apple uses iklear too!
  4. SSpiro macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
  5. Snide macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
  6. ToastMaster macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2005
    Tacoma, WA
    Just a little water and my Radtech Screensaver cloth. Nothing fancy.
  7. Digidesign macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2002

    For everything but the screen, unless the screen has some greasy smudges on it. I use the microfiber cloth that came with the apple cinema display to clean the screen.
  8. anti-microsoft thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dec 15, 2006
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Thanks tngisaga! Because I was about to buy that but I was doubting if it would really work or if it was a rip off.:D

    I'm going to have a go at the toothpaste thing.
    I can't get Mr. Clean Magic Eraser in Spain nor in the UK.:(
    I'm quite persuaded to purchase iKlean though.
  9. srexy macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2006
  10. NightFlight macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2007
    Northern Virginia
    Ranch Dressing. Best stuff to use hands down.

    Magic Eraser. A bunch of my friends use them too.
  11. mz.bhvn macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Western Australia
    Can you get Mr Clean Magic Eraser in Australia, does anyone know?
  12. JPP macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2007

    I really wouldn't use toothpaste. In fact DON'T use toothpaste. I don't know who starts these "I clean my stuff with toothpaste" threads on forums but they're normally malicious. I have seen this advice for things like watches, computers and so on and people normally post back saying "toothpaste runined my..."

    Like - d'oh.

    Toothpaste will not be good to use on plastic matt or shiny or aluminium or metal with a shiny finish because toothpaste contains abrasives. Toothpaste is made for cleaning teeth. Weird eh. The mild abrasives are there to clean the enamel (the hardest substance in the human body) of your teeth. Whitening toothpastes obviously have more abrasives in them but nearly all toothpastes will have some form of abrasive material in them. If you polish soemthing with it therefore you will more than likely dull the finish on something that is shiny and scratch the finish on something that is matt.

    Just use your common sense to clean things. I clean my macbook pro with a microfiber cloth from Marks and Spencers (!) Mainly because my jeweller said it was the best thing to polish my watch with and if it's good enough for my watch then it's certainly good enough for my computer.

    A lightly damp cloth (microfiber) is the best thing you can use in my opinion.



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