Hey everyone, long time lurker here. I have been reading and browsing but never post. I totally forgot I had an account already until I just tried to register with my username (again). Anyways I see that a lot of people are very protective over their new shiny hardware (as am I ) but don't protect their machines because they don't want to ruin the look of the $3,000 product they just bought. Apple makes products to look a certain way and I don't blame anyone for not wanting to put an ugly hard case or GLOSSY SHIELD over it etc. I fully expect to see big name companies/usual suspects to come out with this type of film if this thread catches on and gains attention, but as of right now I don't think you can find this type of material anywhere that has pre-cut protectant films for electronics. Anyways, the pictures in this post are of material that keeps the brushed aluminum look without even noticing there is anything on your machine. Instead of a glossy film that people are turned off by, I am willing to provide what the auto-industry refers to as FLAT or MATTE clear-bra film. This stuff is not pre-cut and comes in huge rolls, I did this job really quickly and YMMV depending on how patient and good you are with an exacto-knife/box cutters. The more time you take to cut the neater/clean it will look. Let me know what you guys think! NOTE: I made the top lid corner SHORT on purpose just to show you guys what little difference there is between the film and the actual brushed aluminum, a real life side-by-side comparison since I only own one Macbook! Also, please forgive the dust/hair in the pictures, I didn't clean up my laptop before taking these and remember these are MACRO camera shots so all the little blemishes and what not are not noticeable in a real life scenario/daily laptop use! If anyone is interested don't hesitate to PM me! http://imgur.com/a/8lu7m So I don't hog up the bandwidth in the forums, external link to more pictures!