How to rid of these scratches?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jipster23, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Jipster23 macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    My laptop had sustained the following scratches shown on the pictures below. Can anyone please advise me to possible ways of getting rid of these scratches?

    Thanks in advance
     

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  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Its a scratch.
    You cant since its a aluminum body.
    Brushed aluminum is a difficult surface to clean and it will be hard to eliminate scratches.

    The only way to actually get rid of them is replace the whole body casing.
     
  3. Asuriyan, Apr 12, 2013
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    Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    It's actually anodized. You could make a brushed finish with a bit of DIY elbow grease, though. They look pretty nice that way if you do it right.

    EDIT: I've been trying to find the guide I saw for it online. It involves removing all the electrical components from the computer (so you just have the outside shell), brushing it by hand, and re-oxidizing it with a chemical bath. Not for the faint of heart. It's the kind of thing I've been wanting to practice on my older MacBooks if they ever die... but none of them have died yet.
     
  4. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    No 'easy way' ~ as stated, it is ANODIZED which means it has a protective layer bonded to it.. :apple:

    Options: Replace The Case, or redo The Layer, neither easy or cheap!! :eek:
     
  5. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I would rather get it repaired than removing everything off of my Mac.
    That would take way too much time.
     
  6. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, it's not a practical undertaking at all. It does make me wonder why they don't groove the surface of the MBP before oxidizing it, though. It does seem to shrug off scuffs, or at least make them less noticeable.
     
  7. Jipster23 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for your suggestions guys. Guess, I will check with apple and see for exactly how much they are willing to change the bottom case? and make a decision based on that
     
  8. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    In Aluminum loving AppleVille scratches are a "Feature" :)
     

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