Paint Lifting on NEW PB 1.67

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bammac, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. bammac macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have a 4 month old PB and I have noticed that paint has scracthed on sloped section of the case in between the trackpad and keybord...

    essentially its a silver color underneath....

    I was under the impression that these were al and not painted...any idea on what paint to use to fix it?
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

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    My guess. Have you ever seen a plane's wing? The shinny aluminum? So yes, they are probably painted to no be so shinny basically. Plus, I think Powerbooks have been the same color and the last PB were Titanium, so yeah, I think they are painted. As for paint, Google doesn't seem to have anything on it.
     
  3. Lau Guest

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    It could be a coating on the aluminium scratching off, but could it just be a gouge in the metal. I have a tiny gouge out of the case of my PB, and it's shiny.

    Do you have any pictures? It would be helpful to see it.
     
  4. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

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    That is certainly weird. Do type in a way that rubs up against that part of the powerbook, or what do you think is causing this?
     
  5. bammac thread starter macrumors member

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    Pic

    Sorry for the very, very late reply.

    Pic is below

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  6. PatrickF macrumors 6502

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    People have previously reported that the little strip just underneath the keyboard is in fact just painted plastic. The rest of the case is made of anodised aluminium.
     
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

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    New computer is covered by Applecare. Call 'em up and see what they say about it. I have the same computer and I'm leery of the possibility.
     
  8. bammac thread starter macrumors member

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    It's diffinately metal (aluminium) and not plastic. I'm not sure why that part is not anodised though.
     
  9. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

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    oh snap! that doesn't look too good!

    I sure hope that doesn't happen with my powerbook.
    Is yours the final revision Hi-res?
     
  10. PatrickF macrumors 6502

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    Probably makes no difference what rev PB it is. This has also been reported on the MBPs.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Aluminum is almost always coated. Bare aluminum oxidizes quite readily....
     

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