Glossy "wet" mark on grey rubber strip between screen and keyboard

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  1. Artmuzz macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I was on my Macbook Pro this morning and noticed a glossy "wet" mark on the light grey rubber strip on the hinge of the screen between the screen and the keyboard (underneath where "MacBook Pro" is printed on the screen).

    I tried rubbing it off with my finger but it doesn't seem to go away.

    What could I use to get rid of this mark?

    Please advise


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  2. Logos327 macrumors 6502

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    I am not sure what exactly you are talking about, but I have heard good things about Mr. Clean magic erasers.
     
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    Is the glossy spot smearing? Is it an oil of some type?
     
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  6. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    Pour Coke on it, then wipe it off. I hear Coke will clean just about anything.

    - James
     
  7. yippy macrumors 68020

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    If it is what I think it is (I can't confirm without a picture) it is not something on your computer, but the lack of something. That rubber there is textured but can turn glossy over time with wear. Ie, pollishing and rubbing will make it spread as you will be smoothing out more of the rubber.
     
  8. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand why the rubber should turn glossy over time with wear as my MacBook Pro is only 4 months old. So with wear do you mean that every time I open the lid of my MacBook Pro, the rubber wears?

    The rubber is indeed matt textured but there is a 1 inch glossy "stain" that I noticed this morning.


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  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's possible the gloss from sticker is rubbing onto it?
     
  10. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Gloss from sticker? What sticker? I see no sticker or stickers on my MacBook Pro.

    I'll try and take a photo with my cheap mobile phone for a better detail of my problem.


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  11. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Well I don't know, maybe. As I said before, without a picture, none of us can really tell you what it is or what to do.
     
  12. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here is a photo to where the rubber has turned glossy.

    As you will see it is hard to make out because of the quality of the photo but I have marked it out where the rubber has turned glossy.


    I think it depends on where the light is shining on my MacBook Pro to how noticable the glossy rub like mark is on the matt grey rubber part of the hinge on my MacBook pro
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Can't really see it in the pic, but it looks like rubber deterioration... Did you ever spill acetone or anything on it?
     
  14. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've never spilt anything on my MacBook Pro. In fact I have been a very careful owner. If it is rubber deterioration then I am one pissed off macbook pro owner.

    I am sick and tired of being too careful with this thing and it still gets marks, stains and material deterioration:mad: Yikes, with the ridiculous price this thing was I am getting scared of using it any longer. You'd think that with the ridiculously high price Mr Jobs sells those things for that they would design longer lasting materials that don't deteriorate.
     
  15. calvy macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure it's not just the reflection of light from the shiny Macbook Pro lettering reflecting and making the matte rubber look shiny below it? Because I'm typing this one my MBP now, and I see a wet spot, but if I cover up the macbook pro lettering, it goes away.
     
  16. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No. I wish that was the case though.

    I notice it more when I look closely at a side on position with daylight in front of me. All i see is the matt of the rubber then this glossy smug.

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  17. Artmuzz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here is a better photo of the gloss smudge on the matt grey rubber strip.




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  18. Batt macrumors 65816

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    You SERIOUSLY need to stop obsessing over something I can't even see. Leave it alone.
     
  19. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    The words "MacBook Pro" is a sticker.
     
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    no its not
     
  22. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it is. What did you think it was? Certainly not engraved.
     
  23. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    yeah dude...the letters are decals, not engraved. it's just very nicely done is all.
     
  24. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    so y dont they come off on my Air??? or my MB
     
  25. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Because it's special Steve Job's Glue.
     

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