Give your Macbook Pro a new lease on life: Use car wax

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BluAffiliate, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. BluAffiliate macrumors regular

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    I was polishing my brand new BMW M3 with some high quality Turtlewax to give it that new car shine, so when I drive by the plebs on the highway, all the heads turn to look at it.

    Then I started thinking: Wait, why not just polish my MBP? I gave it a try and polished the top lid with my Turtlewax with the same method I used to polish my car, and boy, what a difference. The top of the lid looks brand new and shines like the surface of my BMW M3. Give it a try and tell me how it looks! I'd take a picture but it wouldn't do justice.
     
  2. jollygoodamy macrumors regular

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    :eek: Car wax on your MBP? I'd like to see a picture of that.
     
  3. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    Polishing is different from waxing. I haven't used Turtle Wax in 24 years, but it was considered to be fairly mediocre quality. I thought Zano is the popular choice for BMWs.
     
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    You don't know anything about detailing if you are using TurtleWax.
     
  6. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    :eek:

    Polishing something that is Anodized (as a MBP shell is) will 'cut the tops off the finish and Fill in the Valleys' as it were.. There is a HUGE difference between Polished and Anodized Aluminum..

    I think Mild Soap and Hot Water are about all you should need, unless you want to completely change the appearance!! :apple:
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    OP is on my ignore list, I would take their advice with a grain of salt.
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    this is definitely one of the weirdest and possibly stupidest suggestions i've ever read on MR.
     
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  10. BluAffiliate thread starter macrumors regular

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    I mentioned in the thread title that taking pics really doesn't show you due to lighting, but it essentially makes your mbp shiny as hell.

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    And bragging about not jail breaking, go you..
     
  11. bill-p macrumors 65832

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    For reasons that I don't feel comfortable stating, shiny computers... turn me off. Majorly.

    The only thing that I'd accept being shiny is my Macbook's screen.
     
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  13. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    Lol
     
  14. Frankie4Fingers macrumors newbie

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    Dude, it looks like you're ignoring your own blog as well. :)
     
  15. blueroom macrumors 603

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    This is true, I really ought to get back to posting on it.
     
  16. theipadkid macrumors newbie

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    u didnt even try

    and no its not hard to take pics of shiny things
     
  17. mape2k macrumors regular

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    If the OP takes a picture, please let it be together with the M3. Maybe chillin on the hood or something? Or would that be too much shiny for the camera to handle?
     
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    Zaino. Love the stuff!
     
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    Guess I forgot to turn my head when the last 3 series Bimmer went by!
    Too much..

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    You got that right!!!!:D
     
  23. bdodds1985, Dec 20, 2011
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    did franky4fingers really get banned right after posting that? hahaha.

    this is why i love my aluminum MBP, because id never get a stupid idea to use anything other than a light cleaner for the entire thing! you must have an older plastic one and a old bmw.

    PICTURE! and i hope you at least used turtle wax otherwise you should trade your bmw in for a chevy cobalt.
     
  24. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    This is like a more "grown up" version of that teenager user on here who wore shades and thought he was gangsta, I forget his username, he was banned probably over a year or 2 ago now, but he was hilarious and such a massive joke any thread he started or posted in immediately became awesome (for the wrong reasons :p)
     

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