Help! Cleaning Pen off MacBook Pro

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  1. kuebby macrumors 68000

    kuebby

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    I had a terrible experience in class today. As I was working on my MBP the kid in front of me leans back (stretching, I assume) with un-capped pen in hand and puts a 1.5 inch pen mark on the top cover.

    I wiped it off quickly which got some of it but there is still a mark, it's not overly noticeable but I think you can also understand why I want to get it off. I tried wiping it off with Bar Keeper's Friend which had no effect positive or negative. Any other ideas?
     
  2. klymr macrumors 65816

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  3. matttrick macrumors 6502

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    yes rubbing alcohol is good for removing pen marks. also if you have a baby wipe you could try that.
     
  4. kuebby thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you both for your help. Rubbing alcohol took the remaining blue ink off but unfortunately the pen left a scratch on the lid, it's hardly noticeable but it'll always remind me of that obnoxious kid.
     
  5. GavinTing macrumors 6502

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    Ah. Just drop an uncapped pen into his bag.. Make sure it's one of those liquid-ey ones.

    You can try this for your MBP, no idea if it works. http://www.welovemacs.com/tiscrconclr.html
     
  6. knopix macrumors member

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    Let it go and move on, sh*t happens. In a few months you'll probably forget it's even there.
     
  7. majordude macrumors 68020

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    He was too slow and not very accurate.
     
  8. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Anodized Aluminum...

    Unfortunately you will likely be left with a scratch in the Anodized Aluminum... at best you will have to try and "conceal" it... can't really "fix" it I don't think...:(

    Earlier poster had some Magic Solution; could be worth a try if it bugs ya enough ... :mad: Please advise this Forum if you try it and it does work!!
     
  9. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    grab his pen and leave him a 1.5" scratch in his forehead. He'll be more careful next time. :D

    Sux, I have a little nick in my LCD from being careless with the plug to my headphones. Of course, it's dead center in the display so I always see it. It drives me absolutely NUTS.
     
  10. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Isn't that ALWAYS the case?! :eek:
     

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