Macbook White: How do you clean the glossy part?

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  1. marckie

    marckie New Member

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    Just wondering how do you guys clean the top part (where the apple lits up)? What products do you use and where can I find them?

    I was thinking of using Mr. Clean Magic Eraser but have just read that this is a No-Go on the top part where its glossy. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
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    A good quality microfiber cloth should do it.
     
  3. marckie

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    Thanks for the tip natsgo. But is there a way I can bring back the whiteness of my macbook's glossy part again? Any products I can use?
     
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    You can use this product - http://www.radtech.us/Products/IceCreme.aspx

    I think Digital Walker/Hub is a Radtech retailer. Can't hurt to call them up and ask if they have this product.
     
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    Most commercial cleaners are isopropyl and water based. 40% isopropyl alcohol is the recommended mixture. Guess what, Green Cross rubbing alcohol is 40%. I've been using this to clean my MacBook. No problems with it. I use it to clean the screen as well. I use a clean microfiber cloth only.

    Isopropyl alcohol will not remove deep stains. Such stains are chemical reactions and therefore cannot be dislodged. This include baked dirt and heat discolorations.
     
  6. marckie

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    @Natsgo: Thanks!


    @Mad Mac: That's what Im after. Those baked dirt that looks so untidy and makes the OC in me tick. I'll try natsgo's suggestion and post updates.
     
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    That's a tall order but I'm interested with your results.
     
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    baby wipes.
     
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    been using Krud Kutter for so long. removes the blackened part of the outer shell (esp on the bottom exhaust)...was recommended by DW Machines in VMall. :)
     
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    I used to use iKlear for my white MB, and presently for my unibody as well.
     
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    where can you get this?
     
  12. RC

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    You might want to try using Carbonated water...

    Baking soda...

    Oven Cleaners...

    Not sure what will happen to the plastics with the last two though....just read the instructions on the label...

    There are also special cleaners and waxes in hobby shops specially made for polycarbonate and lexan "plastics"

    Really depends as no stain/scratch is alike...
     
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    Microfiber lang . .
     
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    I use alcohol and a clean piece of cloth. It works so far. :)
     

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