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How do I get stickers off of my MacBook?

Asked by willbrawn (6609points) June 29th, 2008 from iPhone

I put stickers on my mac and I want to get them off. Is there a chemical I can use to remove them so the sticky crap dosent stay on?

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pumahawk's avatar

alcohol and things like that can loosen it all up, but look for Rapid Remover. it’s used in my printshop as a way to remove vinyl adhesive clue that’s left on. more than probably what your smaller stickers and decals leave. :p dunno where you can buy it, but be sure to have something like a spatula to get under the gunk once it’s loose.

then just scrape it all lose and you should be good. give it a nice shine once you’re done. ;D

beast's avatar

Goo gone.

chaosrob's avatar

GooGone is good on the plastic cases. Alcohol is good on the metal ones.

beast's avatar


The outer shell of a MacBook is made of plastic.

elchoopanebre's avatar


Been there, done that…

chaosrob's avatar

@beast Not disagreeing, expanding.

TheHaight's avatar

I third the goo gone, I love it!

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thebeadholder's avatar

There is also Goof Off and I found Oops! under my sink…

chutterhanban's avatar

if you’ve never tried it before, you should: LIGHTER FLUID

I work at a retail store that puts stickers on its window displays, and to wash off the residue after peeling stickers, we put lighter fluid straight onto the paper towel and then wipe… works perfectly and leaves no streaks

eebudee's avatar

throw away your macbook and get a pc!

ezraglenn's avatar

flag as: incorrect?

Elle's avatar

A household fix I’ve used to remove sticker goo is nail polish remover. I recommend double checking to make sure it doesn’t melt the cover though before dousing your mac in it.

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