ibook scratches!

Jonknox

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Original poster
May 10, 2005
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the material used to make the ibook scratched real easy it is the same type of thing with the ipod. it looks nice and in all but when the right light is on it you can see nasty scratches when the screen is down on the top of the computer.

will icleaner remove these?
 

WillMak

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Jul 29, 2005
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the rugged look is in these days. The ibook getting scratch is bound to happen. Once you get over that first one the rest will be easy!
 

mad jew

Moderator emeritus
Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
Keep 'em away from thorns.

Mine's about two years old and it's hardly scratched at all. At a guess, there are bigger things to worry about in life. :D
 

katie ta achoo

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May 2, 2005
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WillMak said:
the rugged look is in these days. The ibook getting scratch is bound to happen. Once you get over that first one the rest will be easy!
Good! My PowerBook looks really "rugged" with the gash on the top. :p

ok, I'm joking about my PowerBook, it is still "straight out of the box" condition. I CODDLE this thing. I made a sleeve out of the absolute softest fabric I could find, I iKlear it every other day (every day if I get bored, haha), and I hover about 6" away if I let anyone use it because of a momentary brain fart.

anywhoo, this stuff is a scratch remover. (look about halfway down. Just do a ?+F for "scratch remover")

oooo.. when I get money, I wanna get the 2nd kit... :p
 

Yoyodyne

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Jul 30, 2005
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My first scratch perturbed me, but if the case is made out of polycarbonate, then it is bound to happen. The same material is used for eyeglasses and while they are very hard to crack, they do scratch like a mofo, even with special coatings. Polycarbonate can crack, but it is rare and has to do with extreme pressure and heat.

My suggestion is live with the scratches. I work at a LensCrafters and trust me, if there were some miracle compound that completely removed scratches from polycarbonate, we would be using it every day. In the end, the kits you see sold are mild abrasives or something that fills the scratch. To actually remove a scratch, it has to be a hairline.

People complain about the scratches, with eyeglasses and iBooks/iPods, but it is much more durable than the soft plastic seen on cheaper laptops.
 
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