Corrosion/pitted edges on macbook pro anything to be worried about?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DramaLLama, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. DramaLLama macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2011
    I've searched and learned that this is a common wear and tear issue but haven't been able to find if it's anything to actually take initiative and 'fix' before it gets worse with time.

    On the right side of my MBP, the edge where my palm rests most of the time, is some corrosion/tiny pitted areas where the aluminum has corroded... this is what I'm talking about, is it something I need to fix or will it all hold up from getting inside, etc..?
  2. CoolHotCold macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2009
    Get a skin, you can get ones that will protect the entire mac or just the palm rest area.

    They also come in clear, or carbon fibre or colourised.

    Might not fix your issue, but it'll stop it from getting worse.
  3. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    Get a wireless keyboard and trackpad if possible so you dont touch and sweat on the notebook itself all the time if possible.
  4. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

    Sep 19, 2010
    Wash your notebook and yourself periodically. I've only witnessed pitting from people that sweat a lot and/or that don't clean their laptop.
  5. yangchewren macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2012
    Don't worry, it's just an aesthetic blemish (or take it as a patina).

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