Apple Macbook Discoloration issues??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by whawhat, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. whawhat macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2006
  2. Acehigh macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2006

    Never seen it that bad. But the Powerbook used to discolor after a few years of use where your hands would rest on it. but it was never that bad.

    Sure that laptop isnt Micheal Jackson's and its just makeup.
  3. purelithium macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2006
    Kingston, Canada
  4. Spectrum macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2005
    Never quite sure
    For what it is worth, my friends G4 14" iBook has discolouration much worse than that. It's about 9 months old, but showed such signs within just a few months. He's a guy.

    On the other hand a another friend (a girl this time) has a much older 12" iBook G3, which are sort of silver, not white, and it looks pristine even though it is used every day at work (for 3+year, I guess)

    You can draw your own correlation...
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    they only get dirty if you don't take care of 'em. It's white plastic; if you use it with dirty hands, it's going to show dirt. Come on, let's be serious here. :rolleyes:
  6. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    I'm sure it's nothing that couldn't be stopped with some iKlear or a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
  7. mccldwll macrumors 65816

    Jan 26, 2006
    Doesn't sound good. Sounds like porous plastic (or plastic gases not yet offgassed) reacting with skin oils. If anyone has one and is starting to experience this, (and wouldn't mind being a guinea pig with a new expensive toy) try treating a small section with "303 Protectant". It's an aerospace developed product primarily used in marine/outdoor applications for UV protection. No oils or silicone. They also make a cleaner but I haven't tried it. I doubt 303 would restore already damaged plastic, but 303 does penetrate and bond so might prevent further discoloration.
  8. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2006
    I have an ibook G4. It has not discoloured badly because i have taken care of it. It does however have slightly grey patches and the trackpad has become shiny as it has been polished by grease on my fingers.
  9. whawhat thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2006
    if you read the forum on apples support page apparently it doesn't work.....

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