ibook scratches!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Jonknox, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. Jonknox macrumors member

    May 10, 2005
    the material used to make the ibook scratched real easy it is the same type of thing with the ipod. it looks nice and in all but when the right light is on it you can see nasty scratches when the screen is down on the top of the computer.

    will icleaner remove these?
  2. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    the rugged look is in these days. The ibook getting scratch is bound to happen. Once you get over that first one the rest will be easy!
  3. ph0rce macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2005
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Keep 'em away from thorns.

    Mine's about two years old and it's hardly scratched at all. At a guess, there are bigger things to worry about in life. :D
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    May 2, 2005
    Good! My PowerBook looks really "rugged" with the gash on the top. :p

    ok, I'm joking about my PowerBook, it is still "straight out of the box" condition. I CODDLE this thing. I made a sleeve out of the absolute softest fabric I could find, I iKlear it every other day (every day if I get bored, haha), and I hover about 6" away if I let anyone use it because of a momentary brain fart.

    anywhoo, this stuff is a scratch remover. (look about halfway down. Just do a ?+F for "scratch remover")

    oooo.. when I get money, I wanna get the 2nd kit... :p
  6. Yoyodyne macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2005
    My first scratch perturbed me, but if the case is made out of polycarbonate, then it is bound to happen. The same material is used for eyeglasses and while they are very hard to crack, they do scratch like a mofo, even with special coatings. Polycarbonate can crack, but it is rare and has to do with extreme pressure and heat.

    My suggestion is live with the scratches. I work at a LensCrafters and trust me, if there were some miracle compound that completely removed scratches from polycarbonate, we would be using it every day. In the end, the kits you see sold are mild abrasives or something that fills the scratch. To actually remove a scratch, it has to be a hairline.

    People complain about the scratches, with eyeglasses and iBooks/iPods, but it is much more durable than the soft plastic seen on cheaper laptops.

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