light scratches on black macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JHNguyen, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. JHNguyen macrumors member

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    Has this happend to anyone? Are they permanant?

    When cleaning my macbook with the cloth that came with it, I noticed my nail was scracthing the macbook leaving some small scratches that you could see when lights reflected on it..

    No big deal really, but, I just got the macbook, and I really like the look of he matte finish. I was hoping I could fix it.. any suggestions?



    But then again, I know eventually, it will get as scratched up as my ibook G4.
     
  2. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    why were you using your nails anyways? all you need to do is "buff" with that cloth, no reason to "scrub"
     
  3. JHNguyen thread starter macrumors member

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    It was extra greasy in one spot, so I scrubbed or buffed that certain spot a bit more than other spots. I noticed it left small little lines/scratches. Not huge scratches, but just little lines that won't come off.

    If anything were to lightly hit my black macbook, it would leave a line. I'm just asking how to get it off.. hoping it's not permanent.
     
  4. machaugen macrumors newbie

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    If you're worried about scratches, you shouldn't have bought a black macbook. The color combined with the glossy finish makes the scratches very visible because of how the light is reflected and absorbed. I have the same problem with my I-pod, but we learn from our mistakes
     
  5. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    If it's something you plan to use and carry with you, it's going to get dinged a little no matter how careful you are. You can get a carrying case and wear gloves while using it, it will still show a little wear and tear.

    Don't worry about it too much, and try to simply enjoy your MacBook.
     
  6. fletchnj macrumors newbie

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    You are right. I managed to get a few small scratches on my MBP, which ticked me off for a bit. But it was bound to happen if I'm going to bring it back and fourth to work everyday.
     

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