Need help with iLap (Rain Design)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AkiNikoTanTan, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. AkiNikoTanTan macrumors member

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    Recently i laid my MBP such that it's alu bottom lies on the surface of iLap, i thought by doing this it will allow my MBP to cool off faster.
    No doubt, it does cools my mbp faster coz heat is transferred to ilap and the bottom of ilap is exposed to open air.
    But just a few days back when i lift my MBP, i saw iLap's top was somehow stained with some black marks, i suspect that due to my MBP rubbing it accidentally when i try to open the lid, plug something in to the USB ..etc.
    I bought some fine sand paper, trying to sand it off, and sad to say, the stain does went off but that particular area which i sanded is gone.
    It being scratched quite badly, i tried to use Autosol to polish it, doesnt help much, anyone know what should i do to make that part like a sand-blasted Alu surface again??? Anyone.. :(:(:(

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  3. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like you did not apply the rubber grips that came with the iLap that stop the computer slipping and raise it slightly so the metals do not touch. That could explain why its marked.

    Contact RainDesign. Perhaps they can advise you.
     

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  4. GavinTing macrumors 6502

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    Gosh! You would think that an NTU student wouldn't sand a MBP, but.. gee...

    I can't help you with the iLap, but I can try to give some tips for the MBP case..

    Firstly, don't use autosol. It removes paint..

    Try to buy some sort of Metal Scratch remover, around 10 bucks, you can get it from Giant or NTUC.
     
  5. klymr macrumors 65816

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    I think it's a goner. However, I'd have to see a better pic of it to say for certain. That's one of the things with metal with a surface like this, it's going to be near impossible to remove those scratches now. You should have tried a cloth with water on the black stains first. But, to each his own I guess.
     
  6. AkiNikoTanTan thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey Bro, i didnt sand my MBP in the first place , and please , everyone makes mistake , important thing is to learn from mistakes,only an idiot will make the same mistake twice, the only way not to make mistakes is not to do anything, applies to everyone, not just NTU student -.-

    Please be careful of your way of talking next time -.-
     
  7. vultureparade macrumors member

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    There isn't any way to get the ilap back to the sandblasted finish unless you happen to know someone with a sandblasting machine -- local custom knife maker perhaps?

    But regardless, I wouldn't even worry about it. The little blemish doesn't hurt the functionality of the ilap at all. I'd just stick the little silicon circles on it and be done with it. Your computer will be sitting on it most of the time anyway.
     
  8. GavinTing macrumors 6502

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    Yea, I really apologise for being so rude. I was really really sleepy:eek:

    But what do you mean when you said "I bought some fine sand paper, trying to sand it off, and sad to say, the stain does went off but that particular area which i sanded is gone."
     
  9. jonnylink macrumors 6502

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    Try reading the whole post or even the subject line. He sanded the iLap, just before your quote he says that he "saw iLap's top was somehow stained with some black marks."


    Anyway, AkiNikoTanTan, I think you'll just have to live with it. My iLap looks pretty used but it stays my dark secret since the MBP conceals it from prying eyes. Fixing the cosmetic issue you've created would be far more work than it is worth.
     

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