How do you remove dents on the Ti? Anyone?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by AndrewMT, Mar 1, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2002
    NOVA, or Northern Virginia to the lay person.
    I posted a new thread here a few days ago about removing dents but got only guesses as to how I should remove dents. I posted my Ti on eBay so I could save up for a new one, but I accidently put a small dent on the screen case when I dropped a remote on it. Has anyone been successful at removing dents? I am considering using that "as seen on tv" car dent remover but I'm afraid the "car safe" glue will rip off the paint on my Ti. Has anyone else tried this or do you have any other solutions??
  2. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
  3. macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    I want to be the first to suggest a really strogn magnet to pull the indented metal back to its normal position. Eitherr that or hit the oppostie side of the tibook with an object like a hammer
    to push the metal back into palce. Either way will work, in theory
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2002
    Notre Dame
    yes, in theory......

    how big is the dent? if it's not that big, then i guess you might just have to ignore it. i'm not sure if there is any way to remove them though.
  5. macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    seriously. go away. no one knows the answer here, why are you intent on bothering us?? that car dent remover will NOT work, as the dent must be bigger than the pad which is around 2". anything that might work will cost you SO MUCH MONEY that you're better off editing the auction to reflect the dent. unless it's already sold... in which case you're better off coming clean and taking $50 off the price or something.

    hell, take the negative feedback. buy them an entirely new case. i don't care, just stop asking!

  6. macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Or post a damn picture so we can see how 'big' this dent is.

    Is it really SO big that you need to post CONSTANTLY about it?

    This is not an instant fourm either.
  7. macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2003

    Well how about u get one of those suction pullers u use for a car. or what abotu a hammer? lol nah j/k just post a pic up…it can't be that bad
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jan 19, 2002
    DO NOT use a powerful magnet near electronics!

    A: You can kill your HD (and maybe more)
    B: Titanium is not magnetic

    I'm sure any classic auto restoration shop would be glad to fix it (expect to pay a lot). Of you could call Apple, and purchase the case piece (expect to pay almost as much).
  9. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002

    Check your Macrumors PM,

    Follow link,

    Dowload manual,

    Take apart machine and fix dent.


    Cancel auction, and/or resubmit a modified description including damage.


    OOOpppps, looks like it's all a single unit.

    Good news is a screen unit should only set you back around $1000.

    Powerbook Parts

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