Macbook decal imprints on laptop case

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Squirrelflight, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Squirrelflight macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2012
    I like using decals on my mac, lately I've been using a cute decal of Pikachu where it looks like it's holding the mac apple. I've used this decal for probably a year, occasionally removing and switching colours.

    But I noticed today when removing it when I washed the laptop case I saw the imprint of the Pikachu on the mac. I only see the imprint when you wash the top case with some water, otherwise the imprint is invisible. Is there any way to remove the imprint, or is the imprint there forever?

    I'm gonna put on a new sticker anyway and my mac is 3 years old so whatever. But just wondering is there a way to remove the imprint off?
  2. rick3000 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2008
    West Coast
    There is likely some residue left on the metal casing from the adhesive, that is catching or repelling the water, I would try something like GooGone. I seriously doubt the surrounding aluminum faded darker.
  3. seinman macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    This. Especially if you're only seeing it when the case is wet, it's because there is some residue that is either repelling or attracting water differently than the metal case is. GooGone should do the trick, but you may want to test it on a small spot on the bottom first to make sure it doesn't damage the case (it shouldn't, but better safe than sorry).
  4. vpro macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2012
    Materials naturally darken over time with wear, oils on your hands and particles in their air cause darkening on surfaces, your sticker prevented this from happening. There is absolutely nothing you can do about it.

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