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bamaworks
Dec 23, 2010, 01:27 PM
Basically I'm curious if anyone has a fairly surefire method to remove scuffs and scratches from an iMac G5. I picked one up from a friend for $50 that needed new caps in the power supply (check) and was pretty roughed up cosmetically. Now I've decided to keep it as a kitchen/guest computer but would like to get rid of the scratching as much as possible.

So, does anyone have any experience / advice with on this issue?



tom vilsack
Dec 23, 2010, 01:55 PM
googled and found this

http://podshop.com/idrops/

bamaworks
Dec 23, 2010, 02:54 PM
googled and found this

http://podshop.com/idrops/

I feel like that is for extremely superficial scratches, these are slightly deeper, the kind where one would be thinking more of sanding with a medium to light grit sand paper, then an ultra fine grit paper, then a rubbing compound, then a wax type method. Though I have no clue how the material the imac is made of (acrylic?) would do with the abrasion, therefore I'm seeking more experienced advice.

occams razor
Dec 23, 2010, 07:59 PM
Steel wool

tom vilsack
Dec 24, 2010, 02:07 AM
repaint whole thing?

http://geektechnique.org/images/ibook-mod-29.thumb.jpg

http://geektechnique.org/projectlab/203

edit: even better project

http://www.applefritter.com/files/images//image001-986_0.jpg

http://www.applefritter.com/hacks/tronbook

occams razor
Dec 24, 2010, 04:10 AM
Your going to have to buff them out