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Apple 'StainGate' Screen problems - looking for quick, viable solution

Apple 'StainGate' Screen problems - looking for quick, viable solution

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Guest [Entry]

"I'm fighting with a macbook air screen, same problem, a endless number of attempts with different day use chemicals and some solvents, but no real solution here either. Some parts of the screen are easily removed even with isopropyl alcohol, others seem to be hard as granite, awful coating. I've had some success with harder parts with some hardwood ashes plus alcohol, leaving screen in a pretty good shape, but it's a time consuming, I must have already wasted a couple of hours on it probably.

Couldn't find anything really useful around the net unfortunately."
Guest [Entry]

My MacBook screen has been getting progressively worse - total staingate! I have used mild “screen” wipes available in our office - no help. After watching a YouTube video of a guy removing the coating with Listerine, I opted to try an anti-bacterial all purpose wipe (this was a no-name brand) similar to Lysol. I had nothing to lose! It worked. Screen is 99% better than it was. I reckon one more treatment will do the trick. It took about 5 minutes to clean it.
Guest [Entry]

Me again. Just tried ACETONE and BE CAREFUL… Although it seems like it does not do any bad for the glass, eventually it does, after like a minute or so with constant contact to the glass. It then starts to bite into the screen itself creating small but noticeable dents in the glass which results in a far worse condition than the staingate issue. Learn from my mistake guys… :/
Guest [Entry]

I didn’t have any alcohol so I tried a hand-wipe (Purell brand), which I thought was alcohol based, but in fact is benzalchronium chloride 0.13% as active ingredient. It worked easily - about 4 wipes and 15 minutes. I followed with a bit of water and a microfiber cloth.
Guest [Entry]

Baby wipes removed the anti glare coating on my MacBook Pro in about 5 minutes flat! Ever tried wiping yourself with the things - Lord knows why we use them on our kids! They are slightly abrasive which makes them perfect for this job.
Guest [Entry]

Recently purchased a 2013 MacBook retina with significant delamination. I thought I would try to take it off. First I used 91% rubbing alcohol. After a lot of rubbing, I had made very little progress. Next, I used 409 cleaner, seemed less effective than alcohol. I tried Clorox cleaner. It was better than alcohol but smelled horrible and I thought it might damage the rubber seal around the glass. Even tried Meguiar’s finishing polish. Finally went with a roll of Bounty paper towels and Windex. I quit after an hour of intense rubbing. I was able to removed all the film except around the edges. I should be able to finish this in another 30-40 minutes. So I would use Windex.