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barebackbadger8

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 23, 2009
277
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Wolverhampton, UK
Hi
Im wondering if anyone in the uk have found somewhere that sells like a black sticker etc to cover the silver bezel on the mba 11" screen?
I love my mba (2011) but cant get used to the silver bezel

All help very much appreciated
 

stchman

macrumors 6502a
Jul 16, 2012
671
2
St. Louis, MO
I actually prefer the aluminum bezel. Black bezels are fingerprint magnets. I like the fact that my MBA is not a fingerprint monster.
 
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aleni

macrumors 68020
Jun 2, 2006
2,479
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I actually prefer the aluminum bezel. Black bezels are fingerprint magnets. I like the fact that my MBA is not a fingerprint monster.

Agreed #2. Aluminum bezel looks more classy and blends with the design.
 
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m00min

macrumors 6502
Jul 17, 2012
418
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I like the aluminium bezel on the Air too. My BTO MBP has one so I suppose I'm already used to it.
 
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roxxette

macrumors 68000
Aug 9, 2011
1,507
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I got so used to the silver bezel that i cant stand the black one :( i do have to agree the first couple of days the silver drive me crazy
 
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taipan61

macrumors 6502
May 18, 2011
373
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corner starbucks
if your still not convinced and want a black bezel there are a few sites around that offer "skins" that will cover the bezel (and MBA) in almost anything you want.
google "skinit" or "decalgirl"
 
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tgara

macrumors 65816
Jul 17, 2012
1,054
2,807
Connecticut, USA
Hi
Im wondering if anyone in the uk have found somewhere that sells like a black sticker etc to cover the silver bezel on the mba 11" screen?
I love my mba (2011) but cant get used to the silver bezel

All help very much appreciated

Sticker boy dot net sells some very nice skin products. For my MBA, I have the side skins, keyboard skin, and bezel skin. They come in a variety of styles including black carbon fiber, and are made from 3M Dinoc, a top quality vinyl material that leaves no bubbles. My skins look like they were installed at the factory. Highly recommended if you are looking for skins.
 
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Mrbobb

macrumors 601
Aug 27, 2012
4,992
196
The silver Asus Zenbook has a black bezel but the top cover looks like cheap stainless steel, and of course what really turned me off, the sharp corners, AND the price.
 
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roxxette

macrumors 68000
Aug 9, 2011
1,507
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The silver Asus Zenbook has a black bezel but the top cover looks like cheap stainless steel, and of course what really turned me off, the sharp corners, AND the price.

Cheap stainless steel ? SS is higher quality than aluminum mate :) and doesnt scratch easy plus stronger.
 
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jbzcar

macrumors regular
May 11, 2012
211
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Cheap stainless steel ? SS is higher quality than aluminum mate :) and doesnt scratch easy plus stronger.

Anodized aluminum is more scratch resistant than stainless.

It is also a better conductor of heat.
 
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Mrbobb

macrumors 601
Aug 27, 2012
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oh I dunno which one is stronger but that glossy stainless steel looks more like pre-scratched chrome to me. Air aluminum look more like magnesium with a light champagne hue.
 
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roxxette

macrumors 68000
Aug 9, 2011
1,507
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Anodized aluminum is more scratch resistant than stainless.

It is also a better conductor of heat.

are you crazy ? L O L anodized alumunim more scratch resistant than stainless ? you do know that is a powder used to anodize :) conductor of heat yeap that one is right; weights less of course too but NEVER more durable or either scratch/ding resistance like SS.
 
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dbdynsty25

macrumors regular
Nov 9, 2008
147
2
Thousand Oaks, CA
are you crazy ? L O L anodized alumunim more scratch resistant than stainless ? you do know that is a powder used to anodize :) conductor of heat yeap that one is right; weights less of course too but NEVER more durable or either scratch/ding resistance like SS.

I guess you never used an iPod touch w/ the stainless back. The second you peel the wrapper off the thing and set it down ONE time, it's scratched.
 
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jbzcar

macrumors regular
May 11, 2012
211
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are you crazy ? L O L anodized alumunim more scratch resistant than stainless ? you do know that is a powder used to anodize :) conductor of heat yeap that one is right; weights less of course too but NEVER more durable or either scratch/ding resistance like SS.

No, not crazy. I just actually understand what I am talking about.
 
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roxxette

macrumors 68000
Aug 9, 2011
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No, not crazy. I just actually understand what I am talking about.

Nah you dont mate, drop/ding your "powerfull" anodized stuff and bam! Nice scratch with different color.

SS scratch ? Easy you can buff it out.
 
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jbzcar

macrumors regular
May 11, 2012
211
0
Nah you dont mate, drop/ding your "powerfull" anodized stuff and bam! Nice scratch with different color.

SS scratch ? Easy you can buff it out.

Stainless steel is not immune to dings or dents.

Aluminum oxide ranks higher than stainless steel on Mohs' scale. That means it is scratches less easily than stainless steel. ;)

Why did you misspell "powerful" and then point it out to everyone with quotation marks? :confused:
 
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