Brasso on my MacBook

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  1. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

    Cloudsurfer

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    I'm going to clean my MacBook and I'd like to get rid of the scratches on the outside, and possibly even on the palm rests along with that. I heard some people used Brasso for this, but I'm not quite sure what to think of it. Would it be alright to use it on the MacBook plastic, or would it ruin it even more?
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    :eek::eek::eek:

    Brasso!

    Well, if you want to I guess, but test it on the side first… And please use a light touch :eek:
     
  3. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

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    I heard about this about a month back for a used iPod i bought. I did it on my iPod, it cleaned it really well. Did nothing for the scratches.

    I had an old macbook battery that i had to ship back to apple so i thought i should test the Brasso on my macbook battery and see if it did anything to clean and remove scratches.

    Well, it cleaned it, i was light with my fingers. I don't THINK it scratched it more, it might have not scratched at all, but i cant be sure since it was kinda scratchy already.


    I cleaned my G3 ibook with it all over, as well as the power brick. It made no scratches on those, but i think the cases are different material.


    again test it somewhere you can handle a scratch or two, like the bottom or side, i dont think it will do to much if anything.

    Also, i used a microfiber cloth with my brasso. Not a normal cloth. It did clean it really well however.

    Good luck, let me know how it works
     
  4. Cloudsurfer thread starter macrumors 65816

    Cloudsurfer

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    Just tried it. I used a normal cloth and toilet paper. Neither worked. It didn't even remove the tiny scratches. I guess I'm just going to have to accept the fact that my MacBook scratches... even if I do manage to clean it, the scratches will come back in no time.

    I guess I'm just going to have to go for the black MacBook next time... that one doesn't scratch as well, does it?
     
  5. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

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    Well no, brasso is a polisher... it wouldnt remove scratches. My roomate did say that it took out one scratch off his ipod after about an hour of rubbing it. It did nothing but clean my macbook battery. I think all the macbooks would scratch the same.
     
  6. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Actually Brasso is a light abrasive, it rubs off the top layer of your [insert object here] and thus makes stuff look pretty again.
     
  7. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

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    Brasso is a polisher, and does remove scratches from plastics quite successfully. It got a dirty great scratch out my iPod Video screen which looked like a backlit hair and bugged the hell outta me when watching movies and videos. But it is quite gentle and nothing with it is ever a five minute job. My iPod curative took an hour or more of gentle rubbing in various different directions. Make sure you polish it all equally, otherwise you'll end up with an inconsistent finish.
     

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